A live demo is showing delegates how encrypted content can be securely viewed in the home on fixed and mobile screens, enabling users beyond terrestrial networks to have a full Connected TV experience by satellite.
The smart LNB is a low-cost device that bundles DTH reception of TV channels with a narrowband satellite return channel for short transmissions of IP packets. In many ways it is also a back door for broadband by satellite, the often cherished aim of Europes satellite operators.
Broadcasters can take advantage of a Digital Rights Management server that can clear appropriate content for reception by the viewer.
Involved on the demo are ATEME, which provides video compression solutions to broadcast and telecom industries, Quadrille, the content delivery specialists providing QuadriFast, a leading Push VOD solution, Dune HD, a global leader in high-performance digital media players, NXP Software that produces secured media players for mobile devices, HDMI dongles and set top boxes and Broadpeak that designs and develops Content Delivery Network solutions; and Verimatrix, a specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for global digital video operators.
Eutelsat is developing the specifications for three versions of the smart LNB – Ka/Ku, Ku/Ku, C/Ku to increase options for broadcasters across its satellites. It will be ready to serve large scale pilots later in 2014.