Watching The Four Hills Ski Jumping Tournament This Year
For many of us, this time of the year is the time for winter sports, which always makes for some interesting viewing. One particularly good pick is ski jumping – and this is actually particularly common at this time of year.
From the end of November this year till around March 2015, the FIS Sky Jumping World Cup is ongoing both for women and for men. The season might be a long one, but it doesn’t stop the events from being interesting to watch – particularly as ski jumping is quite different than most other sports you will have seen.
This particular event is very important, as it is the highest level of ski jumping competition, so some of the best sportsmen and sportswomen are going to be involved. It is also a nice chance to see both men and women competing, as there has been a female part of the competition (since 2011).
Watching The Event
Having an event last as long as this one actually makes watching it a bit challenging. After all, cable stations don’t like dedicating a whole lot of airtime to events that aren’t likely to be too popular, particularly when they last for a long time.
This is what makes streaming sports content so great.
Streaming events online lets you get around a lot of the restrictions with television and television networks, but the approach does have its own challenges. The biggest issue is dealing with regional restriction.
Regional restriction can be a pain. Sites use this approach to tailor who can watch their content. The process works using your IP address, so you only get your access blocked if you happen to be in the wrong country. Because of this, people often don’t even notice regional restriction until they want to watch something obscure or until they go to a different country.
Thankfully, there is a way around this issue.
Because regional restriction uses your IP address, the solution is to find a way to change your IP address or at least change how it looks. The best way to do this is through a program known as a VPN.
VPNs And Streaming
VPNs are a fantastic tool for streaming content anywhere in the world. A VPN is a secure network that protects your security and your privacy while you are online.
This is great for getting around regional restriction, because the VPN also masks your IP address. Specifically, you connect to a VPN server while you are on a VPN. Typically, that VPN server is in another country, so it makes it look like you are in another country too.
The great thing about this is that most VPN providers give you some control over the VPN servers that you connect to. This means that you can pick what country that sites will think you are in. That actually ends up being particularly important when you are interested in sites or content that are only available in specific countries.
When it comes to choosing a VPN provider, there are a lot of different options out there – and everyone has their own preferences.
Personally, I prefer a provider known as VyprVPN and I recommend it to anyone who wants to try out a VPN.