Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Big Brother Canada 3....When, Where and How (UPDATED)

What's the Schedule?

     Mondays 8 PM ET [POV Comps] Global
     Wednesdays 9 PM ET [Evictions + HOH Comps] Global
     Sundays 7 PM ET - Global TV [Nominations] Global

After Dark:
     Nightly on Slice TV, 3 to 6 AM, beginning Thursday March 26th (as in Wed/Thurs overnight). Slice TV

Side Show:
     Thursdays 10 PM ET - Slice TV

What's happening and when?

Cast Reveal: (UPDATED) Will be a 3 night event on ET Canada (Global TV, weeknights at 7PM) March 16, 17 and 18. What they mean by 3 night event is anyone's guess. Right now, I am leaning towards the idea that there will be 5 houseguests revealed each night - similar to the cast reveal for Amazing Race Canada. In addition to this, Arisa Cox also tweeted that she will be on ET Canada on Friday, March 20 with a surprise. I think that could be the house reveal. Or she may discuss the various interactive platforms for fan participation developed by the sponsors. I will update if something changes. They have been remarkably tight-lipped on everything - I hope that's a sign of good things to come.

Premiere: Monday, March 23 at 8 PM.              

Live Feeds: Are now scheduled to begin Wednesday, March 25th, after the "Live" (but pre-taped) Eviction Show. I still feel they will time-delay it until after the show airs in B.C. - so prepare yourself to wait until 1 AM Eastern Time.

1st Eviction: Wednesday, March 25.

Side Show: premieres Thursday March 26 on Slice at 10 PM, and will include an interview with the 1st evictee. They have promised to do the same after each eviction.

How can I watch Big Brother Canada from the States - or France, England, Australia or even Bolivia for that matter?

One word: Hola. With it, you can watch the live feeds. Sadly, you cannot watch the shows live (from the Global TV site) unless you have a Canadian cable provider. Fear not, you can still watch episodes the day after the shows air, using Hola.

Without getting too technical, the Hola app hides your location (it's a VPN) and overrides that nasty geo-blocking. IT IS FREE. It's super easy to use - even easier than other VPNs. Once it's installed, You just go on the official BBCan site, then click the little icon and then click on the good old Maple Leaf. Bam. You're laughing. You can get it here: http://hola.org/ or from the Chrome Web Store HERE Did I mention it's free?

There are other VPNs out there too.

If that doesn't suit you, there are several fan sites that have promised to stream the episodes (hopefully they won't get shut down) Other than that,  you will just have to wait until the video shows up on Youtube. But that is a hit or miss thing.