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How to Watch ‘Extreme Weight Loss’ from Outside of the US

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Saturday, November 9th, 2013


Extreme Weight Loss is a reality TV show which premiered on the ABC channel in May’ 2011. The show replaced the Extreme Makeover series on the ABC channel and focuses on safe weight loss methods through training and lifestyle changes. Extreme Weight Loss is hosted by Chris Powell who also acts as the trainer for the contestants. As of 2013, the series has seen 3 seasons and received a decent response from the viewers (IMDB rating of 5.3).

Extreme Weight Loss Plot

Extreme Weight Loss focuses on eight obese contestants who want to shed their excess weight. Every week, Chris delivers valuable lessons on healthy living and safe weight loss and the contestants follow his advice to see positive results. After following Chris’ guidance for 12 months, the progress of the contestants is revealed and the show reaches its logical conclusion.

Extreme Weight Loss Broadcast And Availability

Extreme Weight Loss is telecast on Tuesday nights on the ABC channel. The series episodes are also made available online through the official ABC portal (abc.go.com/shows/extreme-weight-loss). Due to content licensing restrictions, the online episodes of the series are only available to US residents (viewers with US IP address). International visitors, including US tourists and expats, come across the message – “You appear to be outside the United States or its territories. Due to international rights agreements, we only offer this video to viewers located within the United States and its territories” whenever they try to watch Extreme Weight Loss episodes online.

How ABC Blocks Extreme Weight Loss Online

ABC is not allowed to broadcast Extreme Weight Loss outside mainland US since it does not hold the international broadcasting rights for the show. The rights are held by international content providers who have partnered with ABC to distribute its shows abroad. To enforce the content sharing agreements, ABC checks the location of the visitors through their IP addresses and allows US residents to watch the series online while redirecting international visitors to the “Content Unavailable” page.

In order to unblock Extreme Weight Loss from abroad, you must change your IP address to a US IP so that the GEO-IP restrictions set by ABC are not applicable on you. It is extremely easy to change IP address through an IP changing service like a proxy or a VPN. While proxies are user friendly and affordable, VPNs offer much better speeds and privacy which make them ideal for unlocking streaming services online.

How To Unlock Extreme Weight Loss From Overseas With A VPN

Step 1: Subscribe to a US VPN plan from a reliable VPN vendor. For unlocking Extreme Weight Loss, we recommend subscribing to ExpressVPN, IPVanish, VPN4ALL or HIDEIPVPN since these vendors have proved themselves in the market.

Step 2: Create a new VPN connection on the device of your choice and input the connection parameters supplied by your VPN company. For some operating systems (such as Windows), it is even possible to configure the service by installing the proprietary client provided by the vendor.

Step 3: Save the VPN connection details and reboot the system if necessary. If you want to watch Extreme Weight Loss through your mobile device, make sure to close and restart the official ABC app so that it can use the VPN connection details to connect to the web.

Step 4: To test the connection, click on the VPN connection icon or tap the Connect option available on your mobile screen. Since the connection time is dependent on location and existing internet speed, you may need to wait for few minutes before the service manages to establish a connection with its server.

Step 5: Do not forget to switch to a US VPN server in case the default server of your VPN vendor is located outside US. This situation doesn’t arise when the service is configured manually since the service would automatically connect to the US server specified during the configuration process. However, for custom installations, it becomes essential to verify the location of the IP address assigned to you and switch to a US server manually in case the IP address is not from United States.

Step 6: Visit the Extreme Weight Loss page on the ABC site again and click on the episode names to unlock the videos. For unlocking episodes through a mobile device, remember to close and restart the ABC app after changing your IP address. You should now be able to watch full episodes of Extreme Weight Loss series from any location in the world.


November 9, 2013
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