There's some content on TV that cannot be watched outside the country (for example hulu for the US). So this is a Geo-restriction where the providing web page checks your computers IP-address. I'm not encouraging that one watches shows that are subscription based, but in case of hulu, the service is free for US citizens as long as they are within the country. But you cannot watch it outside the US as they do not have the rights to stream the content outside the US (at least that's what they state on their web). On the other side, I grew accustomed to some shows which are broadcasted here on German TV with a delay of up to 3 years. I also prefer the native language for those shows. Using a proxy sometimes works, but not in all cases. There are different VPN services (some free - search for hotspot shield -, some subscription based). Sometimes you have to reconnect to the service if the webpage you try to access banned the currently assigned IP-address. Those services do assign random IP addresses from within another country. There's one big drawback in both, Proxies and VPNs. They slow down your internet connection, sometimes to a crawl that makes streaming shows inappropriate to watch. But for the occasional "I would love to watch that show" it works ok.