ATEME Partners with EBU to Trial Watermarking Solution at International Soccer Event

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PARIS, DENVER, SINGAPORE, SAO PAULO, June 26 2019 – ATEME, the emerging leader in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT, is working with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to trial a watermarking solution this week at a major international soccer event broadcasted from Paris.

The solution will use BISS-CA, an enhanced, secured solution of the BISS protocol with dynamic rolling keys support for encryption, to help broadcasters in the fight against piracy during a three-day trial at the event. BISS-CA will be used to manage In-Band assets and add forensic watermarking to mark each decoder output so that after transcoding broadcasters can determine the origin of the leak.

This trial marks a new stage in the relationship between ATEME and EBU, with ATEME previously assisting EBU Technology & Innovation with the introduction and launch of BISS-CA in 2018. The royalty free, open standard developed by the EBU aims to strengthen live content security and supports ATEME’s TITAN and Kyrion products.

Julien Mandel, Contribution Segment Manager, ATEME commented: “We are proud to assist EBU in enforcing the protection of the stream delivered as part of the international soccer event taking place this week. As the co-founder and an early adopter of BISS-CA, we are expertly placed to propose different watermarking solutions to suit the needs of broadcasters and ensure their content is delivered securely.“