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Stream ‘Hannibal’ Online from Overseas

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Saturday, November 16th, 2013


Hannibal is a thriller and horror television series which premiered in April’ 2013. The series was developed by Bryan Fuller for the NBC network and its basic premise is based on the characters introduced in Red Dragon, a popular novel by Thomas Harris. Hannibal has received a very good response from the audience as well as the critics and the series has managed to garner an IMDB rating of 8.3 and a Metacritic score of 69. Due to its popularity, NBC has renewed the series for a second season which is set to premiere in 2014.

Hannibal Plot And Storyline

The Hannibal series explores the early relationship between FBI Special Agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Dr Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen). Will is a gifted criminal profiler who tracks serial killers and has the ability to empathize with anyone, even with known psychopaths. But if a case gets too complicated even for Will, he takes the help of Dr. Lecter, a brilliant forensic psychiatrist. What is not known to Will is that Dr. Lecter also happens to a serial killer and a cannibal who is about become his most cunning adversary.

Hannibal Broadcast Schedule And Availability

During its first season, the Hannibal series was telecast on Thursday nights at 10 P.M. on the NBC channel. In addition, the series episodes are also made available through the NBC portal (nbc.com/hannibal/). However, the online viewing option is available just to US residents (people with US IP address) due to content licensing restrictions. Even US expats and frequent fliers cannot access Hannibal’s episodes from overseas and they just see the message – “We’re sorry, but the clip you selected isn’t available from your location. Please select another clip” whenever they try to watch the series online.

Why NBC Blocks The Hannibal Series Outside US?

NBC has tied up with several international content providers to distribute the Hannibal series outside United States (ProSieben in Germany, Sweden, Austria, Norway, Denmark and Sweden; Seven Network in Australia, City TV in Canada and Sky Living in UK and Ireland). Due to content sharing terms signed between NBC and its partners, the channel no longer holds the rights to broadcast the show outside America. In order to ensure compliance with the content agreements, NBC checks the IP address of the viewers visiting its portal and only allows people with a US IP address to access the show’s episodes online.

If you want to access Hannibal episodes from abroad, you need to change your computer’s or Smartphone’s IP address with the help of a proxy or a VPN service. It is easy to switch to a US IP address through an IP changing service and unlock NBC shows like Hannibal from anywhere. However, it is essential to choose a service that offers good streaming speeds and top grade privacy which makes VPNs more suitable for the job.

How To Unlock Full Episodes Of Hannibal From Outside of USA With A VPN

Step 1: Order a VPN package from a VPN vendor that offers US IP addresses. To unblock Hannibal’s full episodes from abroad, we recommend subscribing to an unlimited speed and bandwidth plan from a reputed provider such as ExpressVPN, CactusVPN, Kepard, LeafyVPN or HideMyAss. These companies not only provide IP addresses from several US cities but also deliver ultra fast speeds and unmatched privacy at very affordable rates.

Step 2: Once you receive the welcome email from your VPN provider, configure the service on your computer or favorite mobile device. Some VPN companies do provide proprietary VPN software for Windows but for other systems, the configuration needs to be done manually. Most VPN providers provide detailed setup instructions for supported devices and operating systems so make sure you refer to them in order to setup the service correctly.

Step 3: Save the new connection parameters and reboot the system if necessary. For mobile devices, it is also essential to close and restart the NBC app in case it is already running so that it can connect to the NBC site with the new networking parameters.

Step 4: Once the setup is finished, connect to the service. This can be done by clicking on the VPN connection name (or its desktop icon) in case of computers or tapping the Connect option located below the VPN connection name on most mobile devices. If your internet speed is too slow or if the VPN server is located far away then you may have to wait for few minutes before the connection is established.

Step 5: If you configured the service manually then you can move to the next step. For custom installations, check whether the IP address allocated to you is from United States. In case you still have a non-US IP address, visit the server list (or server status) section of your VPN provider’s site (or check the server list on the software itself) and switch to a US VPN server. Also, you must remember to choose a server that is closest to your current address so that you can watch Hannibal episodes at best possible streaming speeds.

Step 6: Visit the Hannibal page on the NBC portal again and click on episode names in order to watch the videos. If you want to unlock the episodes through a mobile device, remember to close and restart the NBC app after switching to a US IP address. Congratulations, you have successfully unlocked Hannibal series from all the regions in the world.


November 16, 2013
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