Opened on 04/07/2014 at 10:44:51 AM

Closed on 04/07/2014 at 04:27:13 PM

#266 closed defect (incomplete)

Not blocking ads in 4OD

Reported by: jayleebean Assignee:
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Windows 7, Firefox 28.0 and Im using Easy List.

How to reproduce

  1. Go to
  2. Attempt to play a video
  3. Video will play but will now as of April 07 2014 play with significant interruption for ads (Videos are only available for UK residents). This has made the videos unwatchable.


Observed behaviour

Channel 4 is now able to block Adblock. Adblock will not block any of the video adds that it used to. Cannot find anything regarding this (as a new issue) anywhere online. I have never had this problem with Adblock before. I can find mention of this being a problem for some people back in 2012 but I never had an issue until now. Note: for the last few days prior to this C4 has been warning that they knew I was using Adblock and alerting me that they would be blocking access soon (via a message that appeared at the beginning of each video). Apparently they havent blocked access, rather they have succeeded in blocking Adblock from working at all.

Expected behaviour

I expected the video to play, without ads, like it used to. As above, this problem has never happened to me before.

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed on 04/07/2014 at 11:38:55 AM by mapx

  • Cc added

comment:2 Changed on 04/07/2014 at 04:26:53 PM by mapx

comment:3 Changed on 04/07/2014 at 04:27:13 PM by mapx

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

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