[linux-dvb] BBC HD on Freesat?

Robert RobertCL at iname.com
Mon May 19 18:37:58 CEST 2008

On Mon, 2008-05-19 at 17:11 +0100, Will Tatam wrote:
> Robert wrote:
> > André Weidemann wrote:
> >> Stephen Rowles wrote:
> >>
> >>> 1) does anyone know if the freesat broadcasts are encrypted or real free
> >>> to air?
> >> I am receiving BBC HD and all other Freesat channels free-to-air over 
> >> Astra 28.2°.
> > 
> > Same here - they are FTA.  Have been receiving them for ages (before the 
> > lauch of Freesat). The only thing that "new" is that Channel 4, E4 and 
> > More4 are no longer encrypted.  They are supposed to have EPG data, but 
> > I've not tried to get that yet.   Also Five is supposed to be following 
> > later this year moving from encrypted to FTA.
> So these are basically the same old FTA channels that have always been 
> on 28.8 but now HD is FTA too ? Or do i need to rescan ?

Yes, they are the same FTA channels.  BBC HD has been there for some
time too.  Only new things are C4, E4, More4 and some +1 channels - I'm
not sure if they have "moved" or just had encryption turned off.


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