Buckingham Palace blocks UK news sites of Prince Philip’s funeral live

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Meanwhile, in addition to mainstream US news channels such as CBS (above) and CNN broadcasting the funeral, more niche TV broadcast services including Fubo and Hulu - to which UK subscribers can subscribe - were able to show the event.



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Buckingham Palace has blocked UK newspaper websites from live streaming the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, but has given access to international sites available to watch in the UK.

Despite requests from sites such as Mail Online, Metro, The Sun and Mirror Online for permission to show yesterday’s event, the Palace refused, insisting it would be available on major TV channels. public and YouTube owned by Google.

Although he said the rule would apply to all digital news providers, US gossip website TMZ has been given the green light to broadcast it live.

Meanwhile, in addition to mainstream US news channels such as CBS and CNN broadcasting the funeral, more niche TV broadcast services including Fubo and Hulu – to which UK subscribers can subscribe – have been able to show the funeral. ‘event.

Buckingham Palace has blocked UK newspaper websites from live streaming the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, but has given access to international sites available to watch in the UK. Above: The live stream on the US site TMZ

Meanwhile, in addition to mainstream US news channels such as CBS (above) and CNN broadcasting the funeral, more niche TV broadcast services including Fubo and Hulu - to which UK subscribers can subscribe - were able to show the event.

Meanwhile, in addition to mainstream US news channels such as CBS (above) and CNN broadcasting the funeral, more niche TV broadcast services including Fubo and Hulu – to which UK subscribers can subscribe – were able to show the event.

The move came despite newspaper websites pointing out that younger generations are increasingly getting their information online rather than through terrestrial TV channels.

In its response, the palace said, “Your comment on a younger audience and their preference for digital consumption of information is why we are making the feed available on digital channels, but not allowing it to be. used everywhere by the media where a personalized service risks becoming a click bait ”.

He added: “I’m sorry to inform you that the streaming of the service will only be available through the host broadcasters of BBC, ITV and Sky or the Royal YouTube channel.

“As this is a solemn service of remembrance and a very personal service to the Royal Family, we have made the decision not to allow it to be broadcast on multiple channels.

“This is not a decision we took lightly, but we hope you can understand it. “

The palace’s denial meant geoblocking – a technology that restricts access to internet content based on the user’s location – meant the footage could only be viewed in the UK on BBC, ITV, Sky News, on select foreign streaming services and on the Royal Family’s new YouTube channel. , which has 779,000 subscribers and broadcast 112 minutes of video starting at 2:30 p.m.

Mail Online has 252 million unique browsers around the world.

Philip's coffin had its standard, navy blue bonnet and a sword given to it by the Queen's father when they were married 73 years ago as the Queen sat alone to the left as she was placed in front of the altar.

Philip's coffin had its standard, navy cap and a sword given to it by the Queen's father when they were married 73 years ago as the Queen sat alone on the left as she was placed in front the altar.

Philip’s coffin had its standard, navy cap and a sword given to it by the Queen’s father when they were married 73 years ago as the Queen sat alone on the left as she was placed in front the altar.

Sky News, the BBC (above) and ITV all showed the event online as well as on TV

Sky News, the BBC (above) and ITV all showed the event online as well as on TV

Sky News, the BBC (above) and ITV all showed the event online as well as on TV

Sky News, the BBC and ITV all showed the event online as well as on television.

Other foreign media authorized to broadcast the funeral live include Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, Kansas-based news service KCTV5, and Philippines-based News5Everywhere.

Magazine of the British company Hello! also released images by embedding the YouTube feed into their website.

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