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DVB Cornwall7,726 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Channels transmitted by recognised forces networks are treated as 'domestic' for rights purposes. In addition these channels are designed to be received 'on base' with minimal overspill too. Any player devices as well are carefully licensed to individuals who are contractually entitled to them.
Whataday9,130 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
As the services are encrypted and only intended for the forces, it's not really a problem. I believe technically providers could charge a fee, but waive it.

There have been rare interventions from local rights holders in the past when the signal was transmitted unencrypted on low power transmitters. But generally everything is encrypted these days, particularly where there could be overspill.
harshy5,818 posts since 24 Mar 2001
Yeah they changed their encryption to something more super secure, its essentially broadcasting what we get here with a BFBS logo and its low quality SD like Sky but it does the job, better then when they first started when they were flying tapes over from Wembley.
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Inspector Sands12,729 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Also nowadays rather than BFBS1 & 2, they just rebroadcast BBC 1, 2 and ITV, so they would all have similar rights issues to BT Sport etc.

Yep in fact they also provide delayed versions of channels like BBC, ITV, Channel 4.... at least in Europe. Not sure how they're delayed as CET/CEST is ahead of UK time
Yeah they changed their encryption to something more super secure,

Irdeto encryption according to Lyngsat, here is the line up on their satelite transponder on Eutelsat 10a
TIGHazard291 posts since 3 Jan 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Also nowadays rather than BFBS1 & 2, they just rebroadcast BBC 1, 2 and ITV, so they would all have similar rights issues to BT Sport etc.

Yep in fact they also provide delayed versions of channels like BBC, ITV, Channel 4.... at least in Europe. Not sure how they're delayed as CET/CEST is ahead of UK time
Yeah they changed their encryption to something more super secure,

Irdeto encryption according to Lyngsat, here is the line up on their satelite transponder on Eutelsat 10a


So there is delayed and non-delayed versions. Interesting.

Seems to be better than the AFN network where it's delayed to be on US time all the time (I remember a lot of complaints online about that during London 2012 as NBC were delaying events for US primetime, while US forces in Europe weren't awake)
Inspector Sands12,729 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Though as I say I don't know how it's delayed, to get it to match UK domestic time for European bases they'd have to delay it by 23 hours. The beam it's on covers the Middle East too but of course that would require a similarly long delay
a516660 posts since 29 Jan 2010
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Do they get the channels in SD only?

The delayed versions are MPEG4 according to that information, so are they in HD seeing as it's an HD capable (S2) transponder?

No.
Far too little bandwidth for HD. Likely in MPEG4/AVC to enable all the channels to fit on one transponder.

http://www.digitalbitrate.com/dtv.php?liste=1&live=68&lang=fr&mux=11221
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London Lite and Stuart gave kudos