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Topic # 41495 17-Sep-2009 10:56 Send private message

It looks like the BBC is wanting to encrypt the EPG data on the UK version of Freeview HD. They're worried that people will be able to do usefull things with their HD content, like record it. Gasp!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8259154.stm
http://community.zdnet.co.uk/blog/0,1000000567,10013808o-2000331777b,00.htm


I hope FreeviewNZ don't get any ideas...






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  Reply # 256422 17-Sep-2009 10:59 Send private message

My understanding is their DVB-T2 will only use MHEG5 for the EPG (no EIT) so it will be quite easy to do it.

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  Reply # 256458 17-Sep-2009 12:34 Send private message

One of the articles I read indicated they were looking at encrypting part of the DVB Program tables which would restrict tuning to approved hardware. it will be interesting to see how quickly the geek crack the system




Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat New Zealand as a Solution Architect for all things Linux, Virtual and of course Cloud. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.

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