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- ABOUT CANAL+, AGAIN !


On Tue, 23 Dec 97 02:16:27 GMT, bhk@dsl.co.uk (Brian {Hamilton Kelly})

wrote:




>What on earth makes you think that it costs Canal+ ANYTHING to change the

>codes. I can assure you that (apart from thinking up a 56-bit number) it

>costs ZILCH.

>

>> But the original cards needs to be updated to, with the new key's. I've

>> been told that the (ISO7816) cards C+ and others use only can contain 8

>> key's/ident ??, if this is correct the cards have to be updated at least

>> every month via the decoder.

>

>ALL official cards are updated once a month over the air; this is one of

>the differences between FilmNet (now Canal+) and BSkyB: the latter

>provide a card which works for ever, unless and until BSkyB send a signal

>to deactivate it. OTOH, the D2MAC cards are enabled on a monthly basis

>over the air, and this only happens for those subscribers that have paid

>their money that month. If they don't pay, the card misses its update

>run, and eventually the entitlement recorded therein runs out. This

>sometimes hits genuine subscribers who have been on holiday, and left the

>card out/equipment switched off: they then have to request a manual

>update over the air.

>

One small correction there Brian..

The service provider decides the period of update, it is NOT fixed to

1 month. As an example Danish DR2 updates for three YEARS on both

VIASAT and CANAL+ cards.

And TV-3 often updates their cards (VIASAT) for longer periods too,

especially if there has been customer complaints.




Servi - the Dane




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