ATEME Partners with Eurovision Services to Trial Watermarking Solution at International Football Event

PARIS, DENVER, SINGAPORE, SAO PAULO, 18 July 2019 – ATEME, the emerging leader in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT, worked with Eurovision Services, the first choice media services provider for media organisations and sport federations around the world, on a proof of concept to trial an innovative watermarking solution in June 2019 during a major international football event in Paris, France.

The proof of concept used BISS-CA, an enhanced, secured standard 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 managed the In-Band assets and added forensic watermarking to mark each decoder output so that after transcoding broadcasters could determine the origin of a leak, if it occurred.

“Together with ATEME, we have successfully shown that it is possible to enhance the security of live content during major events using an open, interoperable standard developed by the EBU. This, of course, is an asset for us as it will enable us to protect our client’s live content and ensure that it is only delivered to those who should have access to the content,” says Oscar Teran, Head of Technology & Development.

Julien Mandel, Contribution Segment Manager, ATEME comments: “We are proud to assist Eurovision Services in demonstrating the protection of video streams delivered as part of international events. As a co-founder and 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.”

About Eurovision Services:

Great events don’t happen by accident. Event organizers, media organizations and sport federations need adaptable, end-to-end solutions to produce, distribute and personalize content to the right audiences, at the right time, in the right format. We aim to be the first-choice media services provider to clients by providing new, better and different ways to simply, efficiently and seamlessly access and deliver content and services. Our service portfolio is designed to offer the agility and ability to enhance and adapt content to the needs of all digital platforms. But what really sets us apart is that we see the bigger picture. As an EBU company, we are in a unique position to understand the needs and challenges our clients face. That’s why we guarantee to maximise their content value while leaving them free to focus on every other aspect of running the most successful event possible. We are Eurovision Services. We deliver excellence in everything we do, to leave others free to focus on what really matters – creating truly amazing experiences.

Discover more about Eurovision Services at www.eurovision.net.

Eurovision Services Press Contact:

Agnieszka Czerska,
Head of Marketing, Eurovision Services

T: +41 22 717 21 38
E: czerska@eurovision.net

About ATEME:

ATEME (PARIS: ATEME), Transforming Video Delivery. ATEME is a global leader in VVC, AV1, HEVC, H.264, MPEG-2 video compression solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT. More information is available at www.ateme.com.

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ATEME Press Contact:

Dorota Bouskela
ATEME Corporate Marketing

T: +33 169-358-988
E: press@ateme.com