Eurovision Service and Ateme have carried out the first-ever test of enhanced features of the BISS-CA encryption standard that allow content owners to grant conditional access to individual audio feeds.
Although Eurovision Services has been using the BISS-CA standard for encrypting live event signals for over a year, this is the first time that the enhanced features allowing encryption of individual audio feeds have been tested in an “as-live” context.
The signal was encoded using an Ateme TITAN encoder, with separate encryptions for individual audio feeds, then routed exclusively to the Eurovision Services Network Operations Centre in Geneva, where Ateme TITAN and KYRION decoders descrambled and decoded the different multi-audio scenarios produced from the source.
“In addition to encrypting a live video feed to protect its authenticity, audio content has now also become an important additional layer in this process,” explained Amine Hafnaoui, Head of Global Operations and Engineering at Eurovision Services.
“With these enhanced BISS-CA features, video service providers can now enable segmentation, offering more personalized services with opportunities for upselling,” added Julien Mandel, Senior Marketing Director on Contribution and Distribution at Ateme.”
The test took place during a major sporting event in France. The two parties aren’t naming the event, though Eurovision Sport was responsible for the distribution of Le Tour de France.