Title: Building a common encryption scrambler to protect paid broadcast services

Authors: In-Hee Jo; Byoung-Soo Koh

Addresses: DMC R&D Center, 8th FL, Maebongsan(St) 37, Mapo-gu, Seoul 03909, Korea ' DMC R&D Center, 8th FL, Maebongsan(St) 37, Mapo-gu, Seoul 03909, Korea

Abstract: Conditional access systems (CAS) are used in paid broadcasting services to ensure that only authorised users can access the protected content. It is therefore a crucial technology in developing paid broadcasting services. In a conventional paid broadcasting service environment, CAS technology based on a closed structure has many drawbacks. This paper proposes a common encryption-based scrambler to enable compatibility between different CAS technologies, thus ensuring equal access for all the business functions in the CAS.

Keywords: common encryption scramblers; CENC; dynamic adaptive streaming over HTTP; DASH; ISOBMFF; SimulCrypt; conditional access systems; CAS; HTML5; cryptography; paid broadcast services; broadcasting security; broadcast content protection.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITST.2016.080391

International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, 2016 Vol.6 No.3, pp.167 - 177

Available online: 16 Nov 2016 *

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