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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 […]

Saturday 15th September 2018

Friend MTS, the Emmy Award winning content and revenue protection specialist, has highlighted the key streaming piracy threats that have driven the development of its third generation of ASiD subscriber watermarking and global monitoring. Jonathan Friend, CEO at Friend MTS, said: “Premium content providers have seen a significant increase in sophisticated visual manipulation attacks, like […]

Monday 10th September 2018

Learn how you can stop real-world piracy in minutes with Friend MTS’ ASiD OTT 3rd Generation watermarking and global monitoring. It’s the ultimate content and revenue protection service.

Thursday 6th September 2018

Learn about the important differences between the key subscriber watermarking technologies so you can determine the best fit for protecting your premium content against streaming piracy. Download PDF

Wednesday 5th September 2018

Friend MTS, the Emmy Award winning content and revenue protection specialist, today announced that it has appointed Chris Tooke as Senior Vice President Sales, EMEA to boost business growth in the company’s largest market. Tooke’s key priorities are to further strengthen relationships with premier sports and entertainment content providers in EMEA, while also expanding and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wednesday 11th July 2018

Friend MTS, the content and revenue protection specialist, today announced that it has appointed Simon Williamson as Chief Commercial Officer to drive global business growth. Williamson’s key priorities are to support Friend MTS’ fast growing business in North America and APAC, and to further strengthen the company’s position as a world leader in content protection […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sunday 29th April 2018

Watch Paul Hastings, EVP Sales & Marketing, explain how premium sports and entertainment can be protected from illegal streams at the NAB 2018 | CMIP theatre.

Tuesday 17th April 2018

Watch Paul Hastings, EVP Sales & Marketing, introduce Friend MTS’ watermarking and global monitoring services in NAB 2018 | CMIP video  

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thursday 29th March 2018

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

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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.

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.

Saturday 12th September 2015

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

Monday 3rd August 2015

Ultra lightweight technology on display on stand 1.A44.

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).

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.

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.

Friday 6th March 2015

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

Monday 1st September 2014

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

Wednesday 11th June 2014

Expose source to debut at connected tv world summit.

Friday 2nd May 2014

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

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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