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CBC likely does that because they need to respect copyright agreements. If they don’t do that, they might get sued.
Also, they probably don’t want to deal with huge licensing fees. They’d normally need to pay them in every single country if they were to make the content available worldwide. And if there isn’t enough demand for their content there, it wouldn’t be very profitable for them.
True, right now, you can watch some content on CBC even if you are in the US. But if you try to binge more popular shows or stream some content without being in Canada, you’ll just get this message:
These are online services that hide your DNS address and intercept your connection requests when you try to access CBC’s website.
They hide your DNS address because it can actually leak geo-location data. And they intercept your connections to remove any information that could leak more of your geo-data. They also replace it with new info that points to a location in Canada.
Besides that, a Smart DNS will use various proxy servers around the globe to route your traffic. In this case, it would use servers in Canada to further hide your geo-location.
Proxy servers do the same thing as VPNs – they hide your IP address to help you bypass geo-blocks. However, they don’t offer strong encryption like VPNs.
On the other hand, they have a local caching ability. Basically, that means a proxy can save visited web pages on its local cache. If you request a web page from CBC that’s on the local cache, the proxy can deliver it faster to you since it doesn’t need to forward your requests to the web. The content is already there.
Here’s how it all works: