Thanks lnj for posting this. I checked if there's something two days before the patch was sent.
Anyway, as already stated, Hans will work on striping analog video parts from the drivers. This will move it from staging back to maintained area. Should be at least easier to bring back the analog capabilities, when the driver is still in tree, if someone wants to do it. Sadly the OSD part of DVB API will go away and I don't think it'll ever come back.
After Hans will post changes to ML, it would be good to see some test feedback. One doesn't need to be subscribed to the ML, You can download raw message from kernel lore (https://lore.kernel.org/linux-media), example: https://lore.kernel.org/linux-…email@example.com/raw. Open it in Your mail client, hit reply. To not break threading, fill 'In-Reply-To' field with 'Message-Id' of downloaded message (view the source of message to get it). That way it'll show the popularity of the driver.
If I'll be Cc-ed to the patch, I'll notify it here.