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#312173 23-Mar-2024 18:02
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Hi,

 

Finally over Sky and their exorbitant pricing, want to watch European cycling from NZ.

 

I'm running NordVPN, connected to a UK server and trying to subscribe to Eurosport (access through Discovery +). I have a basic account, click subscribe but when I add in payment method (credit card or paypal) and submit it fails "payment territory mismatch". Assume because my card is a NZ card and their authentication process can detect this?

 

Is there anyone else had this issue?

 

Any workaround?

 

Thanks

 

 


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  #3209932 23-Mar-2024 18:16
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Which exit point did you choose?

 
 
 

You will find anything you want at MightyApe (affiliate link).

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  #3209946 23-Mar-2024 19:20
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I just chose a UK server, not sure what you mean....how can I check?


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  #3209952 23-Mar-2024 20:12
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Credit Card home issuing country is now another method sites are used to authenticate where you are, VPN alone is not enough.

 

Things that use it

 

  • Apple ID (to determine what store to assign you)
  • Google Play Store (to determine what store to assign you)
  • Steaming Sites
  • Products that are restricted from being sold internationally (HP US Store/Amazon US)

There are others too but this is an example of some.





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  #3209966 23-Mar-2024 20:39
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  #3210445 25-Mar-2024 08:22
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Try using your VPN to set up a Google account based in the territory the service is based in ie. Europe. Then see if Paypal is an option to pay via that Google account. I have done that on a different streaming service using a NZ credit card and it worked. 


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  #3210450 25-Mar-2024 08:53
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Oph:

 

Hi,

 

Finally over Sky and their exorbitant pricing, want to watch European cycling from NZ.

 

I'm running NordVPN, connected to a UK server and trying to subscribe to Eurosport (access through Discovery +). I have a basic account, click subscribe but when I add in payment method (credit card or paypal) and submit it fails "payment territory mismatch". Assume because my card is a NZ card and their authentication process can detect this?

 

Is there anyone else had this issue?

 

Any workaround?

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have a similar dilemma. SBS in Australia stream some cycling, and are free (if you have a VPN) but only stream 1080p for live content, then rubbish 720p if you watch it on demand.


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#3210457 25-Mar-2024 09:55
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Thanks all for your replies, given me the answer I needed.

 

The issue does lie with the provider additionally checking the credit card issuing country when authenticating payments. 

 

Discovery + seem to have setup very robust systems to stop anyone not actually in Europe from accessing their content, despite people happy to pay for the service. 

 

I have since found Tiz cycling (I won't list the URL) but it's easily searchable and has all the content free of charge - so I have my solution. 




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  #3210484 25-Mar-2024 10:55
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Oph:

 

Discovery + seem to have setup very robust systems to stop anyone not actually in Europe from accessing their content, despite people happy to pay for the service. 

 

 

They are required to do this because they do not have the rights to sell the content outside of Eurpoe

 

As I mentioned in my previous post this is becoming more and more of a thing, and it's not just with streaming, also in place to block the parallel importing of goods to bypass official supply chains and protect the interests of local distributors/resellers.

 

Oph:

 

I have since found Tiz cycling (I won't list the URL) but it's easily searchable and has all the content free of charge - so I have my solution. 

 

 

So, you are resorting to stealing content because you are not happy with the price of the local supplier?





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  #3210514 25-Mar-2024 12:18
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I had the same problem setting up my account, although I still  have a UK bank account it still wouldn't accept my payment.

 

Finally got it to work with Apple pay been using it now for about 6 months now all the cycling you need with my dns4me account if you don't use apple I don't know if google pay works?

 

Good luck!


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  #3210539 25-Mar-2024 13:09
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I know it's not an ideal situation and I'd rather pay, but not at exorbitant prices - Sky TV charge me $111 p/month and therein lies the issue - their archaic pricing structure forces customers to buy modules they don't want. All I care for is the Sports but I'm forced to pay for Starter/Entertainment/My Sky modules as well. If it was just the $36 sports subscription p/month I'd stick with them.... but after 15 years I've had enough. 


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  #3210546 25-Mar-2024 13:30
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Oph:

 

I know it's not an ideal situation and I'd rather pay, but not at exorbitant prices - Sky TV charge me $111 p/month and therein lies the issue - their archaic pricing structure forces customers to buy modules they don't want. All I care for is the Sports but I'm forced to pay for Starter/Entertainment/My Sky modules as well. If it was just the $36 sports subscription p/month I'd stick with them.... but after 15 years I've had enough. 

 

 

I am far from being a fan of this particular organisation but...

 

Sky Sport Now...?
Annual Pass – $449.99 for 365 days of access to Sky Sport Now for a single annual up-front payment - effectively $37.49 per month. The Annual Pass renews automatically after 365 days unless cancelled prior to renewal date.


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  #3210557 25-Mar-2024 13:57
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Oph:

 

The issue does lie with the provider additionally checking the credit card issuing country when authenticating payments. 

 

Discovery + seem to have setup very robust systems to stop anyone not actually in Europe from accessing their content, despite people happy to pay for the service. 

 

 

It's exactly this, the card issuing location and not the VPN location is the problem. They wont even accept a Wise card.

 

I've been in contact with Disco+, TV4, CMore, Expressen and a number of other Scandi providers to get access to various levels of Swedish and Danish football for the last few years but although they say they would like to expand their reach, they aren't going to change.

 

I did have one of them turn off their checking of the card for an hour so I could subscribe but lost access when they changed the billing provider to Klarna.


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  #3210637 25-Mar-2024 15:02
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huckster:

 

Sky Sport Now...?
Annual Pass – $449.99 for 365 days of access to Sky Sport Now for a single annual up-front payment - effectively $37.49 per month. The Annual Pass renews automatically after 365 days unless cancelled prior to renewal date.

 

 

^^^^^^ This

 

Linear broadcasting is expensive and had its day which is SSN has been developed, and with Starlink the hard-to-reach places are now covered.

 

The only person who can cry about this is the TAB who can't do live betting because of the 3-5 minutes delay between what happens on the ground and what is streamed to our TV sets, This is about the only advantage Linear Brodcasting now offers over streaming.

 

$37.49 per month is more than reasonable, Sports rights are so expensive and the production costs for live sport is also extremely high, far higher than regular movies/TV Shows.

 

I still have a Skybox with a sports package only because it's cheaper than buying SSN and Broadband separately (Sky and Broadband are bundled) but the moment that changes I will be switching to SSN + Another Provider 





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  #3210697 25-Mar-2024 17:05
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Not that it will help at this time, but I think I got my Spark Sport Now with a Black Friday special which reduced the cost a bit.


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  #3210701 25-Mar-2024 17:20
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martyyn:

 

It's exactly this, the card issuing location and not the VPN location is the problem. They wont even accept a Wise card.

 

 

Try with a Wise virtual card - generate the card after you've changed your region to one of the Nordic ones (if offered in the Wise app) and it may just work. 

 

I've successfully managed to get an overseas Apple App store region and a few other things with this very method (change region in Wise app -> restart app (& give it a few mins) -> generate new virtual card -> crack on..

 

 


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