I regularly stream the BBC iplayer on the iPhone across a VPN connection. I discovered last night that it was refusing the iPad as an unsupported device. Obviously, safari for iPhone and iPad identify themselves differently. I looked online for some answers and found the same issues reported. Workarounds were said to be Atomic browser and the Sphere browser. Atomic browser with iPhone identification set would load the mobile page with play buttons but would not play. Any other ID setting yielded 'unsupported device.' Sphere does load and play ok but it's an iPhone app. Tvcatchup mobile does allow effortless live streaming of the UK channels. I guess those are the options right now.