[mythtv-users] ATSC3 - Hearst stations turning on encryption

Ian Evans dheianevans at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 20:03:35 UTC 2023

A big picture/future question here. I'm a Canadian so I'm not up on
the FCC rules but thought the main licensed channel (eg ABC, CBS, FOX,
NBC, PBS) had to be carried in the open.

Anyway, it looks like Hearst owned stations in Orlando and Tampa have
turned on encryption on their ATSC3 signals. Silicondust says their
hardware/software will be able to handle it, but I think the
suggestion was the licensing would effectively end third party access
for software like MythTV.

I know the ATSC 2.0 signals are still around, but is it safe to assume
that years down the line the corps will freeze out the open source OTA
DVR crowdt? Again, not my area of expertise so I'm interested to hear
what people think.

See: https://forum.silicondust.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=133&sid=51e773e9773de4ae85ea3e4f7c4647a8

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