Watch 2018 Commonwealth Games Anywhere

Another major sporting event is around the horizon. The 2018 Commonwealth games sees all of the Commonwealth nations compete in a multi-discipline Olympics style event. If you love variety in your sport it’s the event for you. But how to watch the coverage you want of this event if you are outside the region broadcasting that coverage? Liberty Shield has the solution below.

The Commonwealth Games 2018 is a massive global event and a quadrennial feature of the sporting calendar, with many fans around the world. But the coverage of this event is geo-restricted, depending where you currently are, leading many fans to ask: How to watch Commonwealth Games anywhere? Details below. Liberty Shield is the answer. The 2018 Commonwealth Games will begin on Wednesday, 4 April, and ends on Sunday, 15 April.

BBC Sport is heading down under this April to bring fans the greatest moments of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, live from Australia.

The BBC today announced its extensive Commonwealth Games coverage which will play out across TV, radio and digital – bringing more than 200 hours of coverage across BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Red Button, BBC Sport website, iPlayer and radio.

A mix of new and familiar BBC Sport faces will provide the best analysis, insight, news and highlights, in a mix of live and on-demand action delivered to audiences wherever and whenever they want it. Watch Commonwealth Games anywhere with Liberty Shield.

watch Commonwealth Games anywhere

Leading the TV offering are Clare Balding, Gabby Logan and Jason Mohammad live from BBC Sport HQ in Salford with Hazel Irvine and JJ Chalmers live in Queensland. TV coverage runs daily from midnight until 8pm across BBC One and BBC Two for the 11-day duration of the Commonwealth Games, featuring a regular evening highlights show at 6.30pm on BBC Two*. BBC Four will then show a further hour of Games action from 8pm.

Alongside this, the BBC Red Button provides a full round the clock schedule of live and catch-up programming throughout the Games. Watch Commonwealth Games anywhere with Liberty Shield.

Clare, Hazel, Gabby, Jason and JJ are joined by a host of world-class commentators and pundits who bring their own wealth of experience and unique insight to the conversation. The TV line-up includes athletics greats Michael Johnson, Steve Cram, Jess Ennis-Hill, Steve Backley, Colin Jackson, Denise Lewis, Paula Radcliffe and Katharine Merry.

Away from track and field, other sporting greats providing expert analysis will include Sir Chris Hoy and Chris Boardman on the velodrome action, Rebecca Adlington and Mark Foster poolside and Beth Tweddle and Craig Heap at the gymnastics. Watch Commonwealth Games anywhere with Liberty Shield.

watch Commonwealth Games anywhere

The UK’s biggest digital sports service, BBC Sport online, will live stream all the key moments of the Commonwealth Games to desktops, tablets, mobiles and connected TVs, with audiences also able to watch live on BBC iPlayer or via the Red Button.

BBC Sport online will also offer on-demand video clips, live reporting and analysis so that audiences can catch up with the Games at any time by visiting the website or downloading the BBC Sport app where they can personalise the offering.

With a collective reach of around 30 million, BBC Sport’s social media channels will distribute some of the best moments of the Games as they happen, straight to mobile. Watch Commonwealth Games anywhere with Liberty Shield.

How to Watch Commonwealth Games anywhere with Liberty Shield…

When you load BBC iPlayer, depending where you are; in the USA, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal, Australia, Dubai, Canada etc. you will get an error message.

BBC iPlayer TV programmes are available to play in the UK only.

Watch BBC Sport outside UK

This is basically because their streaming services are geoblocked based on the IP address being used to access it. You must be a UK domestic web user to access BBC live TV streaming and catchup with BBC iPlayer.

  • Get a UK IP address.
  • If you just want to watch on your PC, Mac or iPad. Then you can get a Proxy or VPN from Liberty Shield from only £6.99 per month.
  • Prefer to watch on supported media streaming devices like Now TV, Smart TVs, Apple TV, Xbox, PS4, Amazon Fire TV, Roku etc? You’ll need a configured VPN Router setup for your chosen country for only £12.99 with Worldwide Shipping.


Furthermore BBC iPlayer isn’t the only geographically-censored streaming services a VPN or Proxy will allow you to access.  Other UK services like BBC Sport, ITV Hub, All 4, Sky Go and Now TV are available.

Plus with the option to switch to our USA service whenever you like, you can access Hulu, HBO GO, Netflix and Pandora. Essentially you can access international content from virtually anywhere!