Ofcom has granted permission for the BBC to restrict access to electronic programme guide data to HD DTT receivers that include content management technology.
Ofcom looks ready to give its consent to the use of the now infamous Huffman Tables as part of content protection measures on the new Freeview HD platform. Without it key programmes may have to be withdrawn from the terrestrial platform.
EXCLUSIVE: Freesat has used Huffman compression – the subject of an extended Ofcom consultation over its introduction on Freeview HD – since launch, Broadband TV News can reveal.
Ofcom has told the BBC it cannot compress the data associated with its terrestrial HD transmissions. The solution? Move to Switzerland, writes Julian Clover.
Days before the launch of high definition services on the terrestrial Freeview platform, Ofcom has written to the BBC over the a variation in the licensing of the HD multiplex brought about by its ownership of service information contained within the so-called Huffman look-up tables.
Ofcom has ruled out the possibility of encryption on the FTA HD multiplex after third party content owners said they would seek to implement content management arrangements listed in the industry D Book.