[linux-dvb] Encrypted UK Freeview channels

Alasdair R Haswell Ali at ARHaswell.co.uk
Mon Mar 14 11:39:25 CET 2005


Hello,

As far as I can tell you need to buy any ISO 7816 standard smartcard
reader like this on on eBay:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5173799541&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT

I intend to buy one of these cards very soon and attempt to get it working
with mythtv as this howto mentions that there is limited CAM support:
http://www.ethics-gradient.net/myth/mythdvb3.html  I'm using a budget cx88
dvb-t card on Ubuntu.

I'll let you know how it goes - might take me a while tho ;)

Also there may be a way to use a smartcard reader/writer to gain these
encrpted channels for free, but that's a whole other story.....

Regards,

> Hey Gavin,
>
> I saw your post re encrypted Freeview channels. I have an Avermedia 771
> DVB-T card under Fedora. Is a 'CAM' something I can plug in in addition to
> the AverMedia ? Or does it require a 'ACM' enabled DVB card in the first
> place ?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Matthew
>
>
>
>
> Gavin Hamill <gdh at acentral.co.uk>
> Sent by: linux-dvb-bounces at linuxtv.org
> 12/03/2005 15:37
>
> To
> Soyeb Aswat <soyeb at btinternet.com>
> cc
> linux-dvb at linuxtv.org
> Subject
> Re: [linux-dvb] Encrypted UK Freeview channels
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Sat, Mar 12, 2005 at 03:27:55PM +0000, Soyeb Aswat wrote:
>> Hello All,
>>
>> Does anyone know how the encrypted UK Freeview channels are encrypted?
>> Has anyone tried a subscription card with one of the DVB-CI cards
>> supported by linux?  If so which DVB card did you use and did it work?
>> £7/month is an excellent deal, but I wanna know if it'll work first.
>
> Hi :)
>
> Yep they're using MediaGuard 7.6 (more popularly known as "SECA 2") and
> you can either use their own CAM for £40, or any other SECA 2-compatible
> CAM.
>
> I haven't personally used one with Linux but there's zero reason why it
> shouldn't work.
>
> It's £7.99 a month, but just be aware that you only get 4 channels extra
> at any one time - they share time slots so e.g. you won't get any
> cartoons after 6pm etc. :)
>
> Cheers,
> Gavin.
>
>
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