Explorer: Inside North Korea
Cross into North Korea, one of the world's most secretive nations, for a rare glimpse of the country and its dictator Kim Jong II.
I am with BN on this one. I am from Australia, I subscribe to your site as well as to your paper magazine and yet I am blocked from watching your video on the internet. This is craziness. Especially when it either has or eventually will be shown on foxtel on our home screens. There needs to be an equalising here. Geo-blocking is so old school. You sound like you come from China or..... North Korea. ;-) jokes aside, please, please fix this. It is truly irritating.
OK. I am in the US. I get to this page. There is no video of any kind whatsoever. There isn't a place to watch it. Just nothign at all.
Hi @James Lind - We're sorry to hear you can't see the video. If you don't mind sending us more detail about what the page looks like and what browser you're using to hello AT nationalgeographic.com, we would be happy to look into the issue.
To people outside of the U.S. receiving messages who are unable to view this video: it is restricted due to legal rights issues. Ownership of this video clip and the Explorer show is restricted to the United States. Geo-blocking is in place to protect our television partners in other countries, as well as in the U.S.
Remember that when you block content to anyone outside the US, you are restricting information on the basis of birthright.
Having spent the last 20 years of my life as a professional Network Engineer my goal has been to help people globally to be able to communicate, share information and help people that never would have had access to an education be able to learn. Geo-blocking content is the antithesis of that.
You are not making the world better by doing this. Please stop.
Being from Australia, I get a message saying "We're sorry, this video is not currently available in this country."
You're losing any moral high ground you might have about state censorship.
Though this episode of National Geographic Explorer was produced several years ago, it gives a rare look inside the country that the rest of the world knows very little about.