Why do encrypted movistar astra channels appear fta?

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DeadHorse800

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As per title - i select FTA only when tuning on DVBviewer, but the Movistar channels still show up. Why is this and is there an easy way to remove them? cheers
 
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A number of channels (often, but not exclusively Italian) will be added to a FTA list during searches, conversely the same used to occur with the Berlusconi bouquet - I1/C5/R4 - that would be missed in a FTA search.
The latter did have periods where certain content needeed to be encrypted for copyright reasons, does Moviestar have a free period in their programme schedule, perhaps a 'teaser' period or another channel takes over in the small hours ?
 
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yeah, good point. Is it best to scan in primetime?

*spanish primetime (i.e. very late)
 
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I dont think it is determined by when the channel is showing, but the information - 'flags' - that are present in the data streams, which tell the connected/receiving equipment the status of the broadcast.
 
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i mean to avoids picking up channels that go FTA overnight for infomercials etc
 
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No, it won't make a difference, the receiver takes infomation from the data during a scan, not what it sees in terms of picture/ non picture
 
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oh ok, thanks for info!
 
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