Originally Posted by homcom MLB All-Star Game
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
Live on FOX in HDTV at 8 PM
The brain trust over at Fox never ceases to amaze me.
I'm not watching the game, as I could care less. But...
There are three types of satellite feeds for this game. One is obviously the network feed to the affiliates. While I'm not ruling out that the primary route from St. Louis to LA isn't fiber, there is a sat feed from StL to LA. And lastly there is an international HD feed.
I have to assume that Fox is the primary provider of the international feed. Would be strange if they weren't.
What is amazing is that the international HD feed is FTA, i.e., not encrypted. No, I'm not going to say where. Why is that amazing? The feed from StL to LA, is encrypted. Not only that, it is using Trellis gear, which casual BUDheads do not have (Trellis licensing is extremely expensive). Why bother to even encrypt the Fox network front haul if the international feed isn't, among others?
Closing the rear barn doors isn't going to keep the animals from escaping if the front barn doors are wide open.
As Homer would say... D'Oh!