Sure, they can have their own STBs with encryption and run with that for the tiny proportion of the market that will bother getting e-tvs pay content. I just don't think it's appropriate to set government policy that forces all STB in the country to require encryption to avoid being blackmailed by some threat of a lack of content and appease the imaginary fears of international content companies.I think you are missing the point slightly I am talking to everyone saying the content is bad so there is no need for encryption.
as they state in order for ETV to get licencing to broadcast better programs in south africa they need to have protected the content to an extent.
also the BBC does not need to protect the content they produce as they simply make it available for download online, and lets face it that is even easier than "recording" it yourself.
The DVB-S decoders already have encryption?
that is the jist of itIf I am reading this right, ETV only has broadcasting rights of content which the owner does not care if it's copied. Be it two years old or twenty, the only way to fix the issue is to encrypt it which will circumvent the issue.