The NextGen TV ATSC 3.0 OTA TV ZapperBox Announces Official DRM OTA TV Support & DVR DRM Support





Image of a zapper box and a TV.

Have you been wanting to take advantage of all the new features that ATSC 3.0 NextGen TV has to offer? Need DRM support? Finally, we have a timeline for DRM support on a Tunner and DVR box with a new update to the Zapperbox. ATSC 3.0 promises 4K TV, improved sound, better weather alerts, and a ton of other features are coming with the NextGen TV ATSC 3.0 free over-the-air TV. Sadly, though, many are blocked out of the NextGen TV because of Digital Rights Management or DRM is blocked on all external runners. Now, the Zapperbox has announced starting today the Zapperbox can not only view stations that use DRM but also record them.

ZapperBox’s founder, Gopal Miglani, noted, “Our team has invented a proprietary process that enables us to field-provision content decryption in a highly secure manner. This achievement underscores the longevity of our hardware platform, the remarkable versatility of our software, and ingenuity of our team. While maintaining the security of the NEXTGEN TV ecosystem, we are committed to safeguarding our customers’ investments in their ZapperBox M1, which will stand as the unparalleled NEXTGEN TV DVR and gateway for years to come.”

According to the ZapperBox they will start shipping The ZapperBox M1 NEXTGEN TV DVR with content security, also known as digital rights management (DRM), on September 18, 2023. By offering support for NEXTGEN TV content security, including DRM-encrypted channels, ZapperBox will be only the second box to offer DRM support for ATSC 3.0. Previously this date was approximate but now it has been confirmed.

The ZapperBox runner and DVR cost $249.95 on Amazon and is one of the first ATSC 3.0 DVR that includes DRM support.

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