Of all the countries in the world where there is a HUGE demand for British TV it seems the one I now live in is just about the hardest to get it working. It's a combination of distance and poor Internet connections to Europe that make it such a problem, and I am sure it's pretty much the same in New Zealand too.
There are many places far from the UK where watching British TV online is easy, Japan springs to mind right away. Despite the huge distance between Japan and the UK the quality of Japanese Internet connections makes it quite easy to watch British TV there, something born out by the large number of Japanese users of Identity Cloaker.
While connections from Australia to the USA are pretty good, I often get twice the amount of bandwidth from the Gold Coast to servers in California than I do to London/Manchester England, it's a simple fact more people want to watch British TV like BBC iPlayer than want to watch Hulu from the US.
So if you want to watch British TV in Australia what are your options to improve your chances?
1) Firstly within Identity Cloaker turn OFF encryption, this is very important. It seems that many Australian ISPs are limiting encrypted connections, I have found that speeds often increase by 400% with encryption turned off.
2) When watching BBC iPlayer, and a few other online British TV providers, you can turn off Identity Cloaker once the program has started. To do this you need to get past any 'adverts' or promotional idents which are on before the show and wait for the actual program to start. Then just click 'Disconnect' in Identity Cloaker and you will now be streaming directly.
3) Look for a lower bandwidth version of the same program. Remember sites like BBC iPlayer are designed for UK users, and so they use quite high bandwidth. In places like Australia it may be impossible to get enough bandwidth to watch in the highest quality HD. Look for any options which allow you to use less bandwidth:
4) Download British TV. If you don't have the bandwidth to watch the program live you can often download it and watch it later, with BBC iPlayer you get 30 days to view the program.
5) Try again! This might sound silly but do try again at a different time, the Internet is always changing and you will find there are periods when there is simply to much congestion for you to watch British TV in Australia. Popular events like the UK general election brought systems like BBC iPlayer to its knees with so many people trying to watch it. Remember you can watch anything up to 7 days after it has been shown, so there is plenty of time.
I hope the above is of some help, if you have been trying to use Identity Cloaker to watch British TV in Australia, or anywhere in the world for that matter, and are having problems please feel free to contact me via the 'contact us' link at the bottom of the page. I will be happy to try and help you get the most out of watching British TV abroad.