Geo-Blocking allows you to control which countries can directly access your content. This feature is only active for Live Stream Zones via Medianova Control Panel. On the Medianova control panel, you can decide from which countries the broadcasts you specify can or can not be watched and make configurations.
While geo-blocking is often used as a blocking tool due to copyrights and licenses, it can also be used to enforce different pricing policies for end-users viewing the live stream. Another common use is to prevent malicious traffic and illegal applications such as gambling and betting on the internet.
Using this article, you can make your geo-blocking definitions on the Medianova Control Panel, where you log in with your username and password.
- Select GEO Blocking from Settings> Stream Settings in the left menu on the panel.
Click the Add GEO Blocking button on the opened page.
Define the geoblocking name on the Program Name field.
Enter your publishing points for which you want to block stream in the Publishing Points field. When you click on the Publishing Points area, all your publishing points that you can geo-blocking will be listed. You can enter more than one publishing point in this field. If you use separate publishing points for web and mobile, you have to select these publishing points separately for geoblocking definition.
You can enter the dates and hours you want the geo-blocking to start and end using the calendar or manually. When defining the duration, we recommend that you define at least 15 minutes before the start of the program that you want to block and 15 minutes after the end. Your geoblocking definition will be active a maximum of 5 minutes after you do the transaction.
In order to determine the countries where geo-blockings will apply, you can distribute the listed countries with the help of arrows to the areas where the blocking will be valid or not. In the example below, the stream cannot be watched from Afghanistan and Albania but can be watched from other countries.
- You can add IPs from countries with geo-blockings to the White IP List, and IPs from countries where the stream is allowed to be watched to the Black IP List. When adding more than one IP, use commas between IPs. Some publisher wants to be able to follow streams from countries with geo-blocking. In such cases, you can enter the IPs to be transmitted by the publisher to the White IP List, allowing the organization to follow your broadcasts.
Within the scope of the agreements made with the publisher, in some cases, it may be requested to close the broadcast access of known Proxies and VPNs in the countries where the stream is allowed. In such cases, you can prevent the broadcast from being accessed and monitored with these IPs by writing Proxy IPs or the IPs you want to prevent from being watched in the Black IP List.
You can complete all geo-blocking settings by clicking the Generate GEO Blocking button. Your active definitions will appear in your Geoblocking list.
The geo-blocking that you have are listed on the screen you accessed by Settings> Stream Settings> GEO Blocking. A specific geo-blocking specified for each publishing point in this list can be edited with the help of the buttons in the Options area, it can be turned into active/passive or completely deleted.