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EBU extends BISS protection to IP, adds watermarking

The EBU (European Broadcasting Union) has revamped its longstanding BISS protocol used for protecting satellite contribution to support live content transmission with Conditional Access (CA) across both broadcast and IP networks. It is aimed at sports federations and other rights holders seeking an interoperable way of distributing live content to business partners over either IP or broadcast infrastructures, but with special focus on Software Defined Networks (SDNs). The EBU first developed BISS (Basic Interoperable Scrambling Standard) in 2002 to secure contributions over satellite networks, with help from several security hardware vendors. But as a sign of the times it is two French firms noted for software skills, neither security specialists, to which the EBU turned for help this time. These…

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