Configuring Geo-blocking

If you have purchased the geoblock add-on, you can protect your content so that it can only be viewed in certain geographic regions.  The verification pass begins with a two-step viewer location detection strategy, starting with the most commonly used IP-to-geo strategy (powered by the MaxMind database) with a fall-back to the HTML5 in-browser geolocation API.  If the geolocation fails for any reason, we default to blocking the content.  For viewers in restricted regions, we kindly inform them of the block.

The block can be configured based on a latitude and longitude, or based on a list of zip codes.  Additionally, you can set it so that it is a "whitelist" (on specified region is allowed to watch) or a "blacklist" (the specified region is not allowed to watch, but everywhere else can).

 

Configuring the geo-block for all content on your account:

  1. Log on to dashboard.boxcast.com
  2. Click on the Settings page and open the Player Defaults edit dialog.
  3. Check the "Enable Content Geo-block" option.
  4. Paste in the list of zip-codes (command delimited) OR type in the specified latitude/longitude/radius (can be found on Google Maps).
  5. Select whether to Allow or Restrict the specified geographic boundary from watching content.

 

Configuring the geo-block for one channel:

  1. Log on to dashboard.boxcast.com
  2. Click on the Channels list, and then select the individual channel you would like to configure the block for, or create a new channel.
  3. Click on the Edit Channel button.
  4. Check the "Enable Content Geo-block" option.
  5. Paste in the list of zip-codes (command delimited) OR type in the specified latitude/longitude/radius (can be found on Google Maps).
  6. Select whether to Allow or Restrict the specified geographic boundary from watching content.

 

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