Patent Number: 6,307,939

Title: Method and equipment for allocating to a television program, which is already conditionally accessed, a complementary conditional access

Abstract: A method and an equipment for allocating to a television program, which is already conditionally accessed, a complementary conditional access. The television program is first received by means provided with access entitlements and the control words are restored. Complementary access control messages and complementary entitlement management messages corresponding to a complementary access control system are built up. The initial unmodified television program is rebroadcast, together with the complementary messages related to the complementary access control system.

Inventors: Vigarie; Jean-Pierre (Cesson-Sevigne, FR)

Assignee: France Telecom

International Classification: H04N 7/167 (20060101); H04N 007/167 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018