FRANSAT enables a secure access to new TV user experience on NEOTION’s CI Plus 1.3 CAM

Technology & Convergence

This year's IBC will see FRANSAT and NEOTION unveil the FRANSAT CI+ CAM module associated with an HbbTV Connected TV as a solution for enhancing the user experience for satellite TV viewers.

On top of broadcast linear content, FRANSAT, the French free DTT satellite platform belonging to Eutelsat, is offering users interactive services such as an advanced EPG, catch up and VOD streaming services through its FRANSAT Connect portal which is based on HBBTV version 1.5 and OIPF specifications.

With the NEOTION CI Plus 1.3 Conditional Access Module (CAM) associated with an IP-connected TV, FRANSAT is now able to provide access to its IP-based services straight to the television via a secure and managed communication between the module and FRANSAT HbbTV portal.

By using the Specific Application Support (SAS) resource, FRANSAT can retrieve information from the CI Plus 1.3 CAM and FRANSAT smart card in order to propose additional added-value services to users, including direct Pay-Tv subscriptions on the TV, VOD services, etc.

By expanding access to the FRANSAT Connect portal to users with connected TVs, FRANSAT is integrating TV viewing and on-demand services from both broadcast and broadband networks using a unique remote control and offering an attractive user interface.

With the NEOTION CI Plus 1.3 CAM, FRANSAT is also ready to support the delivery of protected HEVC Ultra HD content on compatible devices.

Through this technology advance, FRANSAT is continuing to prioritise ease of use and convenience for its audience, while delivering the best TV user experience through hybrid satellite and IP-based services.

Source: Company Press Release  11 September 2014.