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Revised as of September 1, 2021
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§ 76.1204 Availability of equipment performing conditional access or
(a)(1) A multichannel video programming distributor that utilizes
Navigation Devices to perform conditional access functions shall make
available equipment that incorporates only the conditional access
functions of such devices.
(2) The foregoing requirement shall not apply to a multichannel video
programming distributor that supports the active use by subscribers of
Navigation Devices that:
(i) Operate throughout the continental United States, and
(ii) Are available from retail outlets and other vendors throughout the
United States that are not affiliated with the owner or operator of the
multichannel video programming system.
(b) Conditional access function equipment made available pursuant to
paragraph (a)(1) of this section shall be designed to connect to and
function with other Navigation Devices available through the use of a
commonly used interface or an interface that conforms to appropriate
technical standards promulgated by a national standards organization.
(c) No multichannel video programming distributor shall by contract,
agreement, patent, intellectual property right or otherwise preclude
the addition of features or functions to the equipment made available
pursuant to this section that are not designed, intended or function to
defeat the conditional access controls of such devices or to provide
unauthorized access to service.
(d) Notwithstanding the foregoing, Navigation Devices need not be made
available pursuant to this section where:
(1) It is not reasonably feasible to prevent such devices from being
used for the unauthorized reception of service; or
(2) It is not reasonably feasible to separate conditional access from
other functions without jeopardizing security.
(e) Paragraphs (a)(1), (b), and (c) of this section shall not apply to
the provision of any Navigation Device that:
(1) Employs conditional access mechanisms only to access analog video
(2) Is capable only of providing access to analog video programming
offered over a multichannel video programming distribution system; and
(3) Does not provide access to any digital transmission of multichannel
video programming or any other digital service through any receiving,
decoding, conditional access, or other function, including any
conversion of digital programming or service to an analog format.
[ 81 FR 13997 , Mar. 16, 2016]
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