They are claiming it's there to STOP pirates from setting up "tuner farms" and selling channels where the providers can't get their greed fees for the redistribution.DRM ain’t there for nothing.
Every form of copy protection did little to deter copyright infringement issues and such...They are claiming it's there to STOP pirates from setting up "tuner farms" and selling channels where the providers can't get their greed fees for the redistribution.
What a joke, I can pretty much guarantee you that it WON'T stop the pirates for long.
Nick at SiliconDust says they are waiting on an API from A3SA (the encryption "authority"), and that group is dragging their feet. I don't think A3SA really wants our HDHR's to be the first converter to decode their signal.It is now June and Silicondust is still unable to play encrypted ATSC 3.0 broadcasts. One of the issues is knowing the date of the broadcast so the broadcaster can implement expiration requirements. To do this they are going to change keys every few days, and the app will have to send the recording date to a3sa to make sure it gets the proper key, which will make expiration of playback rights easy to implement and enforce.
Sounds to me like the industry is making it harder than easier to get the public to embrace 3.0. I have asked some people. They have heard of it, but most could care less. Tuners are too expensive for something the average person could care little about. A lot of it is hype by the industry. We use translators here and it will be many years until the TV stations switch those over.According to the Antenna-man video the following markets have utilized DRM encryption of their ATSC 3.0 broadcast.
Greensboro, North Carolina
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Nick at SiliconDust says they are waiting on an API from A3SA (the encryption "authority"), and that group is dragging their feet. I don't think A3SA really wants our HDHR's to be the first converter to decode their signal.
I think they are waiting for the ADTH-Tolka box to hit the market, since that company is the "first" to get Nextgen certification (bigger payoff to A3SA maybe?). IF that's TRUE, then don't expect our HDHR's to get that API before that box is released first.
Can ATSC 1 be encrypted as well?
ATSC 1.0 has had encryption too. For much of the 2010s most Ion stations had channels like Starz, Showtime, NFL Network and others encrypted on their signal as part of the defunct Airbox service. And in the 2000s several stations in the Rocky Mountains had about 2 dozen popular encrypted cable channels spread across their signals for the defunct USDTV.No, it can't.
I just hope whatever resources were originally planned for ATSC 3.0 is instead used to improve ATSC 1.0, like upgrading ATSC 1.0 from a broadcast standard that only works while stationary, to a broadcast standard that works while both stationary and mobile, for example...I say let the lack of market demand kill off 3.0.