[linux-dvb] Encrypted UK Freeview channels

Gavin Hamill gdh at acentral.co.uk
Sat Mar 12 16:37:17 CET 2005

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 

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. :)


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