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Case Study: Watermarking for BFI

Thursday 25th November 2021

Following a successful partnership with the British Film Institute (BFI) to protect exclusive content on BFI Player as part of the 64th BFI London Film Festival, Friend MTS provided watermarking protection for 20+ exclusive titles for the BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival. “Friend MTS’ ASiD solution has given us more confidence presenting exclusive online […]

Use Case: ASiD OTT for Exclusive Content

Wednesday 24th November 2021

Driven by the constantly growing number of players in the OTT market coupled with a certain cap on the monthly video spend consumers have, the increasing subscriber churn means an increasing value of exclusive content for service providers that wish to attract new customers and maintain loyalty. Unrestricted by any licensing agreements, pirate content aggregators […]

White Paper – Building Trust #02: Harmful Content

Thursday 18th November 2021

Watch our fireside chat or download the full white paper – click the Download PDF button below  The obligations of internet companies and digital platforms in relation to so called “harmful content” or “online harms” have become a big talking point within the wider media and political community in recent years – with headline-grabbing […]

Video Security Virtual Summit 2021 – Panel Session Video: The Cost of Piracy

Tuesday 26th October 2021

As part of the Video Security Summit, John Ward at Friend MTS and Kristina Milbourn at Rogers Communications speak about the urgency and importance of protecting intellectual property for media companies that create, distribute and monetise exclusive content in today’s world of accelerated development of the internet technologies and rising applications. Learn about the shifts […]

Content Protection Specialist Friend MTS Bolsters Leadership Team – Appoints Mike Baron to Senior Vice President, Sales & Strategy, Americas

Tuesday 26th October 2021

LONDON, UK & PHILADELPHIA, PA – October 26, 2021 – Friend MTS, a leading global provider of innovative content protection technology solutions, continues to bolster its leadership team with the appointment of Mike Baron to Senior Vice President, Sales & Strategy, Americas. Baron oversees business development for Friend MTS’ full suite of managed anti-piracy services […]

Video Security Virtual Summit 2021 – Interview Video: 360 Video Security

Thursday 7th October 2021

Derek Chang, CEO at Friend MTS is interviewed by Colin Dixon at nScreenMedia ahead of the Video Security Summit that brings together many industry players to discuss and debate content protection issues. Derek speaks about content security as an imperative for both content owners and distributors in today’s world where content is the core of […]

IABM BaM Live 2021 – Friend MTS and Akamai Panel Session Video: A Global Piracy Discussion

Wednesday 14th July 2021

Friend MTS’ Simon Hanna and Ian Munford at Akamai discuss the global piracy issue in this IABM BaM Live session to draw a conclusion on the importance of industry partnerships and working together against the piracy threat. Watch the video to learn how viewers’ consumption patterns have changed as a result of the pandemic and […]

Friend MTS Expands Leadership Team – Appoints John Ward to Executive Vice President, Americas and Andrew Shindler to General Counsel

Tuesday 13th July 2021

LONDON, UK & PHILADELPHIA, PA – July 13, 2021 – Friend MTS, a leading global provider of content protection services, today announced an expanded leadership team with the appointments of John Ward to Executive Vice President, Americas and Andrew Shindler to General Counsel. Together with content owners, broadcasters and operators, Friend MTS provides end-to-end technology […]

MESA CDSA Cybersecurity Virtual Tour 2021 Presentation Video: Keeping the Media Industry Safe and Socially Responsible

Monday 12th July 2021

In the OTT world today content is becoming ever more fragmented across various OTT platforms. In the meantime, pirate content aggregators offer one-stop-shop high-quality experience services and greatly contribute to the OTT churn and revenue loss of legitimate service providers. The legitimate content is becoming easier for pirates to steal due to the increase of […]

MESA CDSA Content Protection Virtual Summit 2021 Presentation Video: Collaborative Content Protection Strategies for the Complex Global Media Industry

Friday 9th July 2021

If you are a service provider delivering valuable content to your audiences, what are the measures that you need to take to make sure your content is protected end-to-end and your revenue is secure? Watch Simon Hanna’s presentation “Collaborative Content Protection Strategies for the Complex Global Media Industry” at the MESA CDSA Content Protection Summit […]

Friend MTS, Leading Global Provider of Content Protection Services, Announces Appointment of Derek Chang to Chief Executive Officer

Wednesday 2nd June 2021

LONDON, UK & PHILADELPHIA, PA – June 2, 2021 – Friend MTS is pleased to announce the appointment of Derek Chang to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). A seasoned industry executive with a career spanning three decades, Chang previously served as CEO of NBA China, and has held leadership positions with several recognized sports, media and […]

NAB Amplify – NAB Show Premier 2021 Presentation Video: 4th Generation ASiD

Tuesday 27th April 2021

Watch this NAB Show Premier presentation by Andrew Pope (Senior Solutions Architect, Friend MTS) to learn about the new generation of ASiD, advanced subscriber identification forensic watermarking and content monitoring solutions: ASiD Embedded, enhanced ASiD OTT Client-composited, enhanced ASiD OTT Edge-switched, new A/B Variant solution Find out which watermarking solution is the most suitable for […]

Friend MTS Collaborates with Akamai to Tackle Real-World Piracy with New Server-Side A/B Variant Watermarking Solution

Thursday 22nd April 2021

ASiD OTT Edge-Switched Safeguards Premium Live and VOD Content from Illegal Redistribution PHILADELPHIA, PA & BIRMINGHAM, UK – April 22, 2021 – Friend MTS, a leading global provider of content protection services, today announced an expanded partnership with Akamai, the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences. The companies will now offer content […]

Service Sheet: 4th Generation ASiD

Thursday 25th March 2021

While content owners, broadcasters, and service providers are developing new content and services to satisfy the ever-growing market demand for high-quality video entertainment, the number and quality of pirate IPTV services are growing too. Our end-to-end security solutions are constantly evolving to effectively and proactively disrupt illegal redistribution of premium sports and movies on a […]

Friend MTS Launches 4th Generation ASiD – Enhanced Watermarking Solutions to Protect Valuable Live and VOD Entertainment Content from Piracy

Wednesday 24th March 2021

Content Owners, Broadcasters, and Operators Tackle Real-World Piracy At-Scale with End-to-End Technology PHILADELPHIA, PA & BIRMINGHAM, UK – March 24, 2021 – Friend MTS, a leading global provider of content protection services, has launched 4th Generation ASiD, an enhanced and extended set of subscriber-level watermarking solutions that address a wide range of content protection scenarios […]

White Paper – Building Trust #01: Safe Harbour

Monday 1st March 2021

Watch our fireside chat or download the full white paper – click the Download PDF button below Platform responsibility and online harms have become big talking points among policy makers and the political community in recent years. While the debates continue, it’s clear that the regulation of online platforms is going to increase in the […]

StreamTV Growth Virtual Summit 2021 Panel Session Video: Defending OTT Growth – Piracy, Password Sharing and Beyond

Thursday 25th February 2021

Watch the “Defending OTT Growth – Piracy, Password Sharing and Beyond” panel session at the StreamTV Growth Virtual Summit 2021 with Brad Parobek talking about the importance of effective proven anti-piracy solutions that allow broadcasters, content owners, and service providers to cut piracy at the source and disrupt multiple reseller pirates. Learn who pirates are, […]

MESA CDSA Content Protection Virtual Summit 2020 Presentation Video: Blocking the Pirate in the Room

Wednesday 16th December 2020

Watch Brad Parobek’s presentation “Blocking the Pirate in the Room – Subscribers Aren’t the Only Ones Anxiously Awaiting New Releases” at the MESA CDSA Content Protection Summit. Learn who these pirates are, why they are waiting for the high-value content to show up on the home screens and what consequences it all has for content […]

SportsPro OTT Virtual Summit 2020 Panel Session Video: Outmanoeuvring the Pirates

Friday 4th December 2020

Watch the “Outmanoeuvring the Pirates” panel session at the SportsPro OTT Summit 2020 with Simon Hanna talking about the most effective anti-piracy technologies available for broadcasters, content owners, and service providers today. Learn what areas Friend MTS have been focusing on recently to ensure proactive action can be taken against pirate subscription services and to […]

Fireside Chat 4 – Beyond Digital Rights Management: Video Watermarking Weighs In

Thursday 5th November 2020

In the continually evolving OTT world, savvy pirates are implementing new and advanced methods to steal valuable content – to the tune of more than $67 billion (USD) in value by 2023. Another report from ABI Research estimates that more than 17% of worldwide video streaming users access content illegally. We also know that launching […]

Friend MTS Announces New Global Partner Program to Combat Content Piracy in Entertainment – Appoints Dennis Scott to Drive Effort as Director, Channel Sales

Friday 30th October 2020

PHILADELPHIA, PA & BIRMINGHAM, UK – October 29, 2020 – Friend MTS, a leading global provider of content protection services, today announced a new partner program and the appointment of Dennis Scott, Director, Channel Sales, to drive the effort and engage with the company’s high-profile media partners and customers that include content owners, broadcasters and […]

Fireside Chat 3 – Tips and Tricks: How to Secure your Content in Challenging Streaming Environments

Friday 16th October 2020

Piracy occurs at all levels of video streaming, from illegal downloads to screen captures. How can an OTT provider overcome these issues? Fortunately, there’s a good answer: with a mixed balance of back-end solutions including digital rights management (DRM), watermarking, and/or client-hardening. As a part of a multi-post series between partners Bitmovin, FriendMTS, and Intertrust […]

IABM Future Trends Channel Presentation Video: Attacks on Subscriber Watermarking Technologies

Friday 25th September 2020

Watch this IABM presentation by Alan Ogilvie (Lead Product Manager, Friend MTS) to find out what a well-architected end-to-end content protection solution that enables effective anti-piracy looks like, in particular: why OTT and streaming services need to protect their premium content beyond digital rights management (DRM) systems; why forensic video watermarking is a crucial part […]

White Paper: Attacks on Subscriber Watermarking Technologies

Wednesday 16th September 2020

Review and analysis of known real-world attacks on subscriber watermarking solutions A subscriber-level watermarking solution coupled with large-scale content monitoring is a highly effective anti-piracy measure that allows content owners and distributors to fully protect their content and revenue from theft beyond digital rights management (DRM) systems. In order to provide customers with the class-leading […]

Fireside Chat 2 – Securing Content Access with Digital Rights Management Best Practices

Thursday 10th September 2020

Pirates are always developing new ways to attack OTT content. In our second fireside chat of the “How to Trust Your Player” series, Intertrust, Bitmovin and Friend MTS shares insights on different methods of attack, and how you can protect your content from piracy using DRM. Watch the video to find out (18.5 min).

Fireside Chat 1 – Tips from the Top: Secure Content Delivery and Playback

Thursday 10th September 2020

To help guide you in building and implementing an effective, protected OTT service, Bitmovin, Friend MTS and Intertrust have come together to share best practices on how to make sure your end-users are as trustworthy as the technology you’ve implemented. Join us, in our first of four Fireside Chats, as we discuss how viewership has […]

Friend MTS Brings Content Protection Technology Expertise to Digital Production Partnership (DPP), Global Media Industry Organization

Wednesday 29th July 2020

BIRMINGHAM, UK – July 20, 2020 – Friend MTS, a leading global provider of content protection services, today announced it has joined The Digital Production Partnership (DPP), an international media industry organization and business network. In DPP’s global effort to bring customers and suppliers together to solve problems and create opportunities across the whole content […]

IABM TV in Conversation with Friend MTS

Friday 19th June 2020

In this IABM TV interview, Chris White (Operations Director, Friend MTS) discusses some of the piracy trends he is currently seeing as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Chris provides his answers to the following questions: 1. What piracy trends are you seeing as a result of the COVID-19 crisis? 2. With some live sports […]

Attacks on Subscriber Watermarking Technologies – White Paper Quick Facts

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

With traditional content protection measures like conditional access (CA) and digital rights management (DRM) systems, valuable premium content is safeguarded from theft only until the point of its consumption. As the next level of content protection aimed at securing premium sports and entertainment content from the point of its consumption, subscriber watermarking is a powerful […]

NAB Express 2020 Presentation Video: Completing the Content Protection Story – Filling the Streaming Content Gaps

Thursday 14th May 2020

Watch this NAB Express presentation by Alan Ogilvie (Lead Product Manager, Friend MTS) to learn why content owners and distributors should consider incorporating subscriber-level watermarking to fully protect their premium content from illegal redistribution and what the key differences between two watermarking technologies used for streaming media are (17 min).

Intertrust, Friend MTS extend streaming piracy fight

Thursday 6th February 2020

DRM technology specialist Intertrust and content protection service provider Friend MTS are extending their partnership agreement that enhances Intertrust’s ExpressPlay content protection platform with Friend MTS anti-piracy and watermarking technology services. Now, an additional layer of protection is introduced that is complementary to the ExpressPlay content security suite, which features ExpressPlay DRM and ExpressPlay XCA. […]

SportsPro OTT Summit 2019 Panel Session Video: Protecting IP

Thursday 12th December 2019

Watch the “Protecting IP” panel session at the SportsPro OTT Summit 2019 in Madrid where Simon Hanna speaks of the importance for content owners and operators to act now to stop piracy and protect revenue (30 min)

Friend MTS joins Akamai initiative

Friday 13th September 2019

Content and revenue protection specialist Friend MTS has revealed an agreement with Akamai, the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, to join the company’s Media Technology Partner Programme (MTPP). By combining forces, Friend MTS will integrate its ASiD watermarking technology with Akamai’s Stream Revocation service to enable near-instantaneous termination of streams to […]

Advanced Television, IBC 2019: Fighting Streaming Piracy

Wednesday 4th September 2019

Simon Hanna shares how Friend MTS goes about combatting streaming piracy: Assessing consumption patterns and identifying sources of piracy.

Application Note: Measuring streaming piracy consumption over ISP networks

Friday 14th June 2019

Learn how streaming piracy consumption can be accurately measured over internet service provider (ISP) networks so its impact on your business can be assessed. Download PDF

Deal extension with United Media continues protection for premium sports

Thursday 30th May 2019

Friend MTS, the content and revenue protection specialist, today announced a deal extension with United Media, proprietor of the most popular cable channels in Southeast Europe, to continue to provide anti-piracy protection for its premium sports content. United Media is part of United Group, the leading telecommunications and media platform in Southeast Europe which operates […]

Piracy-iQ service for measuring piracy consumption highlighted at SportsPro Live

Thursday 18th April 2019

Friend MTS, the content and revenue protection specialist, will highlight its new Piracy-iQ service for measuring streaming piracy consumption, along with its latest multi-layer watermarking capabilities, at SportsPro Live (London, April 30 – May 1 2019). “Friend MTS will be presenting at SportsPro Live to explain the threat from streaming piracy to the sports television […]

NAB 2019 video about piracy threat & service launches

Wednesday 17th April 2019

Watch a NAB 2019 CMiP interview with Simon Hanna about the threat of streaming piracy and our service launches at the show (8 mins).

NAB 2019 theatre presentation

Wednesday 17th April 2019

Watch a NAB 2019 CMiP theatre presentation by Neil Sharpe about combining content protection with tight subscriber management (20 mins).

Friend MTS highlights ultra-secure Android TV implementation with ASiD watermarking

Friday 5th April 2019

Friend MTS, the Emmy Award-winning content and revenue protection specialist, today announced that it has brought premium content security to Android TV by integrating its ASiD subscriber-level watermarking with Oregan Networks’ Android TV Operator Tier solution. The ASiD subscriber-level watermarking solution for Android Operator Tier platforms allows service providers to rapidly and cost-effectively identify illegal […]

Friend MTS to showcase Piracy-iQ cutting-edge piracy insight service at NAB 2019

Wednesday 27th March 2019

Friend MTS, the Emmy Award-winning content and revenue protection specialist for many of the world’s largest media and entertainment companies, today announced the launch of Piracy-iQ, a groundbreaking service for measuring streaming piracy consumption over internet service provider (ISP) networks that allows content owners, programmers and pay TV providers to assess the impact of piracy on […]

Sports Anti-Piracy Summit: Friend MTS to highlight its ultra-robust watermarking

Thursday 14th February 2019

Friend MTS, the content and revenue protection specialist, will highlight its ultra-robust, third-generation ASiD watermarking and global monitoring service at the Sports Anti-Piracy Summit 2019 (Mexico City, Mexico, February 20-21). “Video piracy is a huge and growing threat to the sports industry but it’s not an insurmountable problem,” said Simon Hanna, Partnerships Director at Friend […]

Sports Anti-Piracy Summit 2019 – Preview Video

Thursday 24th January 2019

Watch a preview of the Sports Anti-Piracy Summit 2019 (Mexico City, Feb 20-21 2019), featuring keynote speaker Simon Hanna, Partnerships Director, who will be explaining the challenge of streaming piracy and how it can be stopped.

Friend MTS will showcase latest multi-layer watermarking for protection against piracy at NAB 2019

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Friend MTS, the Emmy Award winning content and revenue protection specialist, will be showcasing its latest multi-layer watermarking for strengthened national and international protection against streaming piracy at NAB 2019 (booth SU8921). Based on its Distribution iD and ASiD managed services, the multi-layer watermarking and content monitoring strengthens security for content owners in domestic markets. […]

Friend MTS appoints Brad Parobek as SVP Sales Americas

Wednesday 12th December 2018

The Emmy Award winning content and revenue protection specialist, Friend MTS has appointed Brad Parobek as its new Senior Vice President (SVP) Sales Americas. The role will see Parobek head-up current operations within North and South America to drive overall strategy and regional growth.  With over 31 years of experience working within complex environments such as […]

Asia Video Summit: Friend MTS showcases ultra-robust, third generation subscriber watermarking

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Friend MTS, the content and revenue protection specialist, will be highlighting its third generation, ultra-robust ASiD watermarking and global monitoring service at the Asia Video Summit 2018 (Hong Kong, October 29 – Nov 1 2018, stand B03). “In the last year, we’ve seen an increase in the number of pirates using more sophisticated video manipulation […]

Sportel 2018: Friend MTS to highlight third generation, ultra-robust watermarking & monitoring

Tuesday 16th October 2018

Friend MTS, the content and revenue protection specialist, will be highlighting its third generation, ultra-robust ASiD watermarking and global channel monitoring service at Sportel 2018 (Monaco, October 22-24 2018, stand A58). “Stopping streaming piracy of live sports is becoming more challenging as pirates start to adopt more sophisticated techniques for redistributing content,” said Justin Paul, […]

Friend MTS integrates with Intertrust ExpressPlay DRM for Live Sports

Monday 17th September 2018

Friend MTS, the Emmy Award winning content and revenue protection specialist, today announced that Intertrust, a leader in trusted distributed computing, has integrated ASiD OTT subscriber-level watermarking with its ExpressPlay DRM client SDK and multi-DRM service to provide an ultra-secure and fast-to-market, Over the Top TV (OTT) video player solution. “We’re delighted to welcome Friend […]

Friend MTS launches ASiD OTT third generation, ultra-robust watermarking and global monitoring for 4K/UHD & HDR

Thursday 30th August 2018

Friend MTS, the Emmy Award winning content and revenue protection specialist, today announced the launch of ASiD OTT, which combines third generation, ultra-robust subscriber-level watermarking with global content monitoring. It delivers highly responsive security for the latest 4K/UHD and HDR content, as well as HD/SD channels, by stopping content theft in just minutes. ASiD OTT […]

Friend MTS announces watermarking interoperability with Amazon Web Services to enhance security of on-demand video workflows

Thursday 9th August 2018

Friend MTS, a content and revenue protection specialist, today announced interoperability with its Distribution iD watermarking and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elemental MediaConvert to provide an added layer of security against streaming piracy for on-demand video. The invisible, distributor-level watermarking, along with Friend MTS’ global content monitoring service, enables providers of on-demand content to gather […]

Friend MTS provides services to DIRECTV in Latin America to protect sports channels

Thursday 2nd August 2018

Friend MTS, the content and revenue protection specialist, today announced that DIRECTV in Latin America selected the company’s services to provide protection against streaming piracy for its sports channels. The deployment has included the broadcast of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018™ and will include the Premier League and LaLiga Santander. “We take content security […]

Friend MTS to highlight 4K/UHD subscriber watermarking at IBC

Monday 30th July 2018

Friend MTS, the content and revenue protection specialist, will be showcasing its 4K/UHD ASiD watermarking and global channel monitoring service at IBC 2018 (14 – 18 September 2018, stand 1.A58). Designed for broadcast and OTT applications, this will be the IBC debut of the 4K/UHD service. The ASiD service is the most widely deployed subscriber-level […]

World Boxing Super Series chooses Friend MTS to fight off streaming piracy for Cruiserweight final

Wednesday 18th July 2018

Friend MTS, the content and revenue protection specialist, today announced that it has been selected by the World Boxing Super Series to provide security against streaming piracy for the upcoming Cruiserweight final, which will take place in Moscow on July 21 2018. Said Comosa AG: “With a major Pay-Per-View (PPV) event like the World Boxing […]

ASiD watermarking completes rigorous robustness tests performed by Cartesian

Wednesday 20th June 2018

Friend MTS, the content and revenue protection specialist, today announced that its ASiD subscriber watermarking has completed rigorous robustness tests that were performed by Cartesian, the independent security consultancy. The watermark robustness tests were compiled by Cartesian over a period of 12 months through a series of discussions with all major Hollywood studios, MovieLabs and […]

castLabs joins ASiD Watermarking Partner Program to provide high security players

Tuesday 5th June 2018

Friend MTS, the content and revenue protection specialist, has announced that castLabs, a global pioneer in premium digital video technology, has joined the ASiD Watermarking Partner Program to better protect premium content from streaming piracy on OTT connected devices. “Integrating Friend MTS’ ASiD subscriber watermarking within our PRESTOplay video player SDKs, alongside our DRMtoday DRM […]

Live webinar: Securing your OTT Clients to Protect Premium Video Content

Monday 30th April 2018

Please join our live webinar on May 3 2018 to learn about protecting OTT premium content from streaming piracy. Hosted jointly with Jscrambler, this educational webinar will explain the following: The growing challenge of streaming piracy for OTT providers How content theft can be stopped in minutes with global monitoring and subscriber level watermarking The […]

Friend MTS launches 4K/UHD watermarking and monitoring

Tuesday 10th April 2018

Friend MTS, the content and revenue protection specialist, has launched a 4K/UHD variant of its ASiD service, the world’s most widely deployed subscriber level watermarking, to protect premium sports and entertainment content from streaming piracy sourced from set-top boxes and OTT players. The ASiD global monitoring and watermarking service is highly automated to allow scaling […]

ASiD Watermarking Partner Program to speed deployment of content protection

Friday 6th April 2018

Friend MTS, the content and revenue protection specialist, today announced that it has launched an ASiD Watermarking Partner Program to accelerate the adoption of the most widely used video watermarking service for premium sports and entertainment providers. The first technology partners to join the program are the leading OTT video player solution providers VisualOn, NexPlayer […]

Friend MTS Chosen by United Media to Provide Protection Against Streaming Piracy

Thursday 29th March 2018

Content and revenue protection specialist Friend MTS announced today that it has been chosen by United Media, proprietor of the most popular cable channels in Southeast Europe, to provide advanced antipiracy solutions. United Media is part of United Group, the leading telecommunications and media platform in Southeast Europe operating in all six countries of former […]

Application Note: Protecting premium live sports from streaming piracy

Monday 26th March 2018

The huge success of premium live sports has made it a primary target for streaming piracy. This educational application note explains the challenges posed by piracy, and how it can be tackled decisively using worldwide channel monitoring and subscriber-level watermarking.

ASiD global monitoring & subscriber watermarking

Monday 26th March 2018

Watch our video to learn how you can stop streaming piracy in minutes with Friend MTS’ ASiD global channel monitoring and subscriber watermarking service. It’s the ultimate content and revenue protection service.

Friend MTS honoured with Technology & Engineering Emmy Award

Monday 12th March 2018

Friend MTS, the content and revenue protection specialist, has announced that it will be honoured with an Emmy® Award for Technology and Engineering by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). The Emmy Award recipients will be honoured at the 69th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards that will take place in partnership […]

ASiD 4K/UHD content protection to launch at NAB 2018

Thursday 22nd February 2018

Friend MTS, the content and revenue protection specialist, today announced that it will launch a 4K/UHD variant of its ASiD service, the most widely deployed subscriber level watermarking in the world, at the NAB 2018 show, Las Vegas. The new 4K/UHD ASiD service is designed for broadcast and OTT applications, and includes global channel monitoring […]

Friend MTS and Piksel announce new partnership at NAB Show 2017

Wednesday 26th April 2017

Friend MTS, the pioneer in the creation and provision of content protection services and anti-piracy solutions, and the global leader in building online video businesses, Piksel, have announced a new international partnership. The partnership will see the two companies integrate Friend MTS’ ASiD technology – the most widely deployed and actively used digital watermarking system […]

World’s most deployed digital watermarking system showcased at NAB Show

Friday 7th April 2017

Developer and provider of platform, channel and content protection services to global Pay-TV operators, broadcasters and rights holders, Friend MTS, returns to NAB Show for the third year to showcase its anti-digital piracy solution, which has this year become the most widely deployed and actively used digital watermarking system in the world. The UK company’s […]

Premium sports broadcaster beIN appoints Friend MTS to take down digital pirates

Monday 3rd April 2017

beIN, a global leader in the broadcast of premium sports, is tackling the threat from digital piracy to its Pay TV business head-on, by deploying the world’s leading live watermarking service from Friend MTS. Widely recognised as a ground-breaking provider of platform, channel and content protection services, Friend MTS is providing its live watermarking anti-piracy […]

Senior solutions architect joins Friend MTS

Wednesday 29th March 2017

Friend MTS, the global leader in the provision of online anti-piracy systems and supplier of the world’s most used live watermarking system, has boosted its international professional services team with the appointment of Simon Hanna as Senior Solutions Architect. Hanna is a specialist in video delivery platforms for Pay-TV and OTT (over the top) operators, […]

Friend MTS leads delegation to tackle India’s digital piracy problem

Monday 21st November 2016

Friend MTS, the world’s leading provider of platform, channel and content protection services, has led a delegation to India to investigate the country’s escalating problem of digital piracy which costs the Indian film industry billions of dollars every year. India is not only the biggest film producer in the world making between 1500 and 2000 movies each […]

Friend MTS Expands Global Footprint with Opening of New Indian Office in Chennai

Wednesday 13th July 2016

Friend MTS appoints local business leader to drive operations in India Friend MTS, the leading global provider of platform, channel and content protection services, is expanding its presence into Asia with the opening of a new administration office in Chennai, India. Rahul Nehra, one of India’s most experienced and successful broadcast technology professionals, will spearhead the […]

OTT live is the next frontier for content security

Wednesday 6th January 2016

Content redistribution over the Internet is set to overtake traditional control word sharing as the biggest single piracy threat to premium content.

Friend MTS joins the discussion at MESA’s European Content Protection Summit

Monday 19th October 2015

Friend MTS’s European Sales Director will join industry leaders at MESA Europe’s annual Content Protection Summit to address the issues surrounding content protection and security in Europe.

Premier League Uses Linear as Key Defender

Wednesday 16th September 2015

With 380 live games a season and millions of pounds with of content rights to protect, the English Premier League (EPL) is always innovating and evolving in its approach to piracy.

Premier league appoints Friend MTS as key defender

Saturday 12th September 2015

Friend MTS uses its global monitoring system and unique forensics capability to identify security weaknesses.

Friend MTS to launch revolutionary new content protection technology at IBC 2015

Monday 3rd August 2015

Ultra lightweight technology on display on stand 1.A44.

ASID test for Friend MTS Content Protection

Monday 3rd August 2015

Content and platform security specialist Friend MTS is ramping up the fight against video piracy with the launch of its new content protection service ASiD (Advanced Subscriber iDentification).

Watermarking to flush out OTT pirates copy

Tuesday 16th June 2015

Higher resolutions and increasing broadband bandwidth are combining to deliver a perfect storm for content owners that is opening a new front in the ongoing battle against piracy.

Video fingerprints could help fight child porn

Saturday 9th May 2015

The new forensics technology, donated to the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) by British-based Friend MTS, leaves a distinctive mark on child pornography videos.

Friend MTS at Cabsat 2015

Friday 6th March 2015

Friend MTS will be at CABSAT 2015 in Dubai, demonstrating its new service to enable secure streaming of live video.

Find and stop live streaming leaks in real time – Friend MTS proves it’s possible at IBC

Monday 1st September 2014

Exposé Source is the world’s first streaming video security service that pinpoints live content leaks, instantaneously.

Friend MTS announces new breakthrough service

Wednesday 11th June 2014

Expose source to debut at connected tv world summit.

Video ‘Fingerprints’ Used To Track Abuse Images

Friday 2nd May 2014

Digital “fingerprints” could be used to help police find and remove child abuse images from the internet.

Child abuse-tracking tech donated to the world

Wednesday 30th April 2014

A video content security company has donated its digital fingerprint technology to a global effort to tackle child abuse content online.

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