SMACCA, http://www.rdl.wa.go...es/default.aspx makes no mention of Aurora anywhere not even the receiver. They only mention the UEC model number.
So does that mean, from your warped viewpoint on everything, that Westlink mustn't exist on Aurora?
They also state that they can switch off free to air transmissions. They hire Optus C1 just like all other broadcasters. There is nothing to stop Westlink to continue as they are after the end of next year. There is nothing to stop Optus leaving one DVB-S modulator feeding one transponder and containing private contracts such as Westlink, Optus Business channel.
Well, that's why I asked the question. They might stay, they might go, they might not have any programming to sustain funding and move everything to RHC. You have no idea at this stage, and nor do I.
So they can leave all ABC audio/SBS audio on the same DVB-S modulator used above.
Speculation and highly unlikely. I reckon they will launch new ABC radio services on the VAST platform, and keep the existing ones on Aurora (DVB-S) running until switch-off.
All that is required is to make the encryption seeds common between the DVB-S2 receivers and the existing DVB-S receivers. The advantage of the above system is that existing receivers used for schools and resource centres for Westlink and many radio transmitter sites remain unchanged. It is really up to Optus and their customers how they organise which signals are fed into each DVB-S2 and DVB-S modulators prior to uplinking.
Well, the schools and telecentres now need VAST to watch RHC, so they'd be mad leaving Westlink as the only DVB-S service for the few people that won't have a VAST box. Even if they simulcrypt it, what advantage would that have?
Leave the radio talk for a dedicated thread, please.
Optus C1 satellite will still be in orbit
Since Aurora is a DVB-S/MPEG-2 commercial TV service it has nothing to do with Westlink, radio signals, and Coles and Woolworths store radio.
When I want to activate ABC and SBS on my Aurora card, I don't call ABC and SBS. I call Optus Aurora as they are the ones controlling access to the services. You're basing your assumptions on the mere fact that Aurora isn't mentioned, but Optus C1 is. This isn't concrete evidence that they're not part of Aurora. It's like finding a piece of paper that says "GWN is on satellite!" - it doesn't disprove the fact that it's on Aurora.
Anyway Alan, back to topic. I suppose you believe RHC isn't part of VAST, too?