My list of the best free and legit international broadcaster apps
Whenever friends come over to see my setup they always ask about all the "strange" apps and services I see to have installed on my TV boxes and game consoles.
One of the reasons I like both the AppleTV4 and the Playstation4 as TV boxes, is because it's really easy to have multiple accounts for their various app stores in all regions of the world. Then you can download all the various tv broadcasters from different regions of the world and they can all co-exist on the same account on your AppleTV and PlayStation4. So you can easily jump between say the BBC, and PBS, then the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's app for instance. Best of all, none of these apps require any kind of cable authentication (as TV apps in North America often do). So all you need is a VPN/DNS but no other accounts to watch any of the programming on these services.
For the UK broadcasters, create a UK iTunes account or a UK PSN account (on PlayStation4) and then download these apps on your AppleTV or PlayStation4:
BBC iPlayer - fantastic app. Easily the service I watch the most. All of the BBC's UK channels and programming are archived on the service. Great International sports coverage, stuff like Rugby, etc. All programming that airs on the BBC is put up immediately.
Channel 4 - Another great UK broadcaster. Has a lot of great "box sets" of may international full TV series.
On5/Demand 5 - Channel 5's app. Also lots of good stuff
ITV - the other major broadcaster in the UK. Also lots of good programming, sports, etc
For Australia -
In my opinion only ABC (The Australian Broadcasting Corporation) and SBS (Special Broadcasting Service) are worth installing. Both have lots of great exclusive English programming.
ABC iView - The ABC's App
SBS - SBS's app
There are also apps for the three commercial networks (Nine Network, Channel 7, and TEN), but I rarely watch those and they do require an annoying facebook verification (which does work and is easy but still annoying).
PBS - Install the PBS app. Doesn't require any cable authentication (it only asks for a zip code, just use any zip code). Works fine. All of PBS's programming is archived on there.