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Flow blocks out pirates

ERIC SMITH,

Added 28 February 2016

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C&W operates as Flow Barbados.

SOME BARBADIANS had a torrid time media streaming this past week. Others are likely to experience similar frustration in the coming days. They all are watching programming illegally on North American television channels.

Cable & Wireless (Barbados) Limited has blocked the content not legally available in this country.

“We wish to reiterate that C&W does not monitor what a customer accesses on the Internet, nor do we know what they are watching,” the telecommunications company said in a statement yesterday. “We are simply preventing unauthorised content from entering the region on our networks.”

C&W, which operates as Flow Barbados, said it supported, where appropriate and legal, open access to Internet-based Over-The-Top (OTT) applications – basically online television service providers who bypass traditional distributors.

Please read the full story in today's Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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