Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works for South Africa
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So, is it true. Crunchyroll will not simulcast Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works & NISEKOI to South African Views?

Why? did the licenser say no or is it because I did not vote for it enough.
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Posted 4/2/15 , edited 4/2/15

mgegersdorfer wrote:

So, is it true. Crunchyroll will not simulcast Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works & NISEKOI to South African Views?

Why? did the licenser say no or is it because I did not vote for it enough.


According to the show's RSS feed, the first season of FSN shouldn't have been available to South African users (notice the lack of 'sa' in the allowed countries):

<media:restriction relationship="allow" type="country">
bz ca cr cu do sv gt hn mx ni pa pr us vi ar bo br cl co ec fk gf gy py pe sr uy ve af bd bt bn kh cx cc tp hk id kz kg la mo 
my mv mn mm np pk ph sg lk tw tj th tl tm uz vn gg ie im je gb as au gu nz nf mp pw um za hm
</media:restriction>


If you're in South Africa, and are able to watch the current episodes, CR may be incorrectly detecting your physical location.
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eyeofpain wrote:


mgegersdorfer wrote:

So, is it true. Crunchyroll will not simulcast Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works & NISEKOI to South African Views?

Why? did the licenser say no or is it because I did not vote for it enough.


According to the show's RSS feed, the first season of FSN shouldn't have been available to South African users (notice the lack of 'sa' in the allowed countries):

<media:restriction relationship="allow" type="country">
bz ca cr cu do sv gt hn mx ni pa pr us vi ar bo br cl co ec fk gf gy py pe sr uy ve af bd bt bn kh cx cc tp hk id kz kg la mo 
my mv mn mm np pk ph sg lk tw tj th tl tm uz vn gg ie im je gb as au gu nz nf mp pw um za hm
</media:restriction>


If you're in South Africa, and are able to watch the current episodes, CR may be incorrectly detecting your physical location.


Don't believe so, CR won't let me see episodes, on the pages which they restrict to South Africa. I've tried.

I looked a little closely at that code. Not sure about this but most South African web pages end with .co.za and the abbreviation for our currency is ZAR. So what I'm trying to say is the "za" is well associated with South Africa. The second to last bit of code contains the letters "za", so there is still hope. But It's okay, I'm sure I can stream it, will just wait and see.
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mgegersdorfer wrote:



Don't believe so, CR won't let me see episodes, on the pages which they restrict to South Africa. I've tried.

I looked a little closely at that code. Not sure about this but most South African web pages end with .co.za and the abbreviation for our currency is ZAR. So what I'm trying to say is the "za" is well associated with South Africa. The second to last bit of code contains the letters "za", so there is still hope. But It's okay, I'm sure I can stream it, will just wait and see.


You're right, ZA and ZAF are the ISO codes for South Africa (SA is Saudi Arabia). I must have initially just found the non-unique abbreviation.

I did check the news entry, but the total lack of Africa could just be an omission, or another company now has exclusive rights to the region, but there could be other reasons for the change this season.
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