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Channel 4 HD to start on Freesat

From April 2011, Channel 4 will be broadcast in high definition for Freesat viewers.

From April 2011, Channel 4 will be broadcast in high definition
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Channel 4 and Freesat today announced that Freesat HD viewers will soon be able to enjoy Channel 4 HD when the channel launches on the subscription free satellite TV service in April.

Channel 4 HD becomes the fourth HD channel on Freesat joining BBC One HD, BBC HD, and ITV1 HD.

Freesat Managing Director Emma Scott said: "This is fantastic news for Freesat. C4HD is a high quality channel and we're sure it will prove popular with our discerning viewers.

"The addition of a fourth HD channel makes Freesat an even more attractive offer for savvy TV viewers looking for quality TV without monthly bills."



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Wednesday, 13 January 2021
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du lich Ho May
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3:57 PM

du lich Ho May: Yes, very good information here. Quite fastidious.

I didn't know where to put this but thought this is as good a place as any.

In answer to a question nobody asked and nobody knows the answer to -

Firmware for Freesat devices is delivered by a service called FreesatSSU on the home transponder.

The manual for the 4k box says updates are checked for in standby.

An OUI - "Organizationally unique identifier" - is used to target particular devices.

Organizationally unique identifier - Wikipedia

OUI 00-00-C5 belongs to ARRIS Group, Inc.
OUI 00-1F-49 belongs to Manhattan TV Ltd


A peek at the packets on PID 3704 reveals the string "5.4.1.f1_ui_v1.3.3"

Here is an xml dump of the PMT, courtesy of TransEdit:


<ASTRA_11426.5_H>
<ServiceID Value="10502" Name="FreesatSSU">
<PMT PID="3200">
<PCR PID="8191"/>
<ES PID="3704" Name="SSU">
<StreamType HValue="0x0B" Name="DSM-CC U-N-Messages (ISO/IEC 13818-6)"/>
<Descriptor HValue="0x52" Name="Stream Identifier">
<DescriptorLength Value="1"/>
<ComponentTag Value="104"/>
</Descriptor>
<Descriptor HValue="0x66" Name="Data Broadcast ID">
<DescriptorLength Value="9"/>
<DataBroadcastID HValue="0x000A" Name="System Software Update service"/>
<OUI HValue="0x0000C5">
<UpdateType Value="1" Name="Standard update carousel"/>
<UpdateVersioningFlag Value="0"/>
</OUI>
</Descriptor>
</ES>
<ES PID="3705" Name="SSU">
<StreamType HValue="0x0B" Name="DSM-CC U-N-Messages (ISO/IEC 13818-6)"/>
<Descriptor HValue="0x52" Name="Stream Identifier">
<DescriptorLength Value="1"/>
<ComponentTag Value="105"/>
</Descriptor>
<Descriptor HValue="0x66" Name="Data Broadcast ID">
<DescriptorLength Value="9"/>
<DataBroadcastID HValue="0x000A" Name="System Software Update service"/>
<OUI HValue="0x001F49">
<UpdateType Value="1" Name="Standard update carousel"/>
<UpdateVersioningFlag Value="0"/>
</OUI>
</Descriptor>
</ES>
</PMT>
</ServiceID>
</ASTRA_11426.5_H>


The packet:

47 4E 78 14
00
3B B0 86 00 00 C1 00 00
11 03 10 06 80 00 00 00 FF 00 00 71 FF FF FF FF ...........q....
FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF ................
00 00 00 59 00 01 00 00 00 01 09 26 5E AF 00 0D ...Y.......&^...
00 01 01 09 01 00 00 C5 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
3C 12 35 2E 34 2E 31 2E 66 31 5F 75 69 5F 76 31 <.5.4.1.f1_ui_v1
2E 33 2E 33 09 5A 53 35 34 33 30 45 46 53 09 50 .3.3.ZS5430EFS.P
53 35 34 33 30 45 46 53 09 50 53 35 34 33 31 45 S5430EFS.PS5431E
46 53 09 50 53 35 34 33 32 45 46 53 00 64 3A 9F FS.PS5432EFS.d:.
9D FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF ................
FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF ................
FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF ...............


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