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Which ASiD Watermarking Solution is Right For You?

Friday 16th July

With our watermarking we ensure maximum security of your valuable video content and offer a breadth of solutions for all content delivery scenarios. In this post we’ll explain which of the three ASiD solutions (or a combination of those) – ASiD Embedded, ASiD OTT Client-composited or ASiD OTT Edge-switched – is best for your content […]

Safe Harbour in the News

Tuesday 13th April

Watch our fireside chat or read the article below  Chris Cooke Founder and Managing Director CMU Insights While the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on studios, broadcasters, publishers, platforms, venues, creators and performers was, of course, the big talking point in the media and entertainment sectors throughout 2020, a trade group for the global […]

Why is Safe Harbour so Controversial

Friday 19th March

Watch our fireside chat or read the article below  Chris Cooke Founder and Managing Director CMU Insights When the 2019 European Union Copyright Directive was being negotiated, one specific element of what was a wide-ranging set of copyright reforms captured most of the headlines, and that was the safe harbour reform contained in what […]

Article 5 – From One End to the Other: Protecting Content From Origination to Playback, Once and for All

Thursday 12th November

Joshua Shulman, Digital Marketing Specialist, Bitmovin Alan Ogilvie, Lead Product Manager, Friend MTS Ali Hodjat, Product Marketing Director, Intertrust Technologies Any player in the OTT world would have a hard time keeping up with the myriad of changes we have seen over the past several months: COVID-19. The dramatic increase in video consumption. The exponential […]

DRM + Watermarking: Working Hand in Hand to Protect Against Piracy

Friday 30th October

Jonathan Friend CEO Friend MTS It is for good reason that video services like Netflix, Hulu, Google Play Movies, and Amazon Prime Video don’t allow some smartphones¹ to stream movies or TV shows at higher resolutions. Digital rights management (DRM) is built into many devices and protects these services with this lockout in order to […]

Article 4 – Beyond Digital Rights Management: Video Watermarking Weighs In

Friday 23rd October

Watch our fireside chat or read the article below Alan Ogilvie, Lead Product Manager, Friend MTS Andy Wilson, Senior Product Architect, Friend MTS Chris O’Brien, Engineering Manager, Friend MTS In the continually evolving OTT world, we’ve established that savvy pirates are implementing new and advanced methods to steal valuable content – to the tune of […]

Article 3 – Tips and Tricks: How to Secure Your Content in Challenging Streaming Environments

Tuesday 6th October

Watch our fireside chat or read the article below Joshua Shulman, Digital Marketing Specialist, Bitmovin 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, […]

Article 2 – Securing Content Access with Digital Rights Management Best Practices

Wednesday 2nd September

Watch our fireside chat or read the article below Ali Hodjat, Product Marketing Director, Intertrust Nicolas Bredy, Senior Solutions Architect, Intertrust Overview of Online Piracy and Digital Rights As discussed in the first article of our series on “How to Trust Your Player,” piracy is a big business, and leverages the same technology advances as […]

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

Thursday 20th August

Watch our fireside chat or read the article below This article and video series, presented by Bitmovin, Friend MTS and Intertrust, covers how to secure the delivery of your OTT Service content from origination all the way through to the end user via browser-based players. Following the best practices we outline, will ensure that you […]

Piracy Statistics: Building on a Rocky Foundation

Thursday 23rd July

Alan Ogilvie Lead Product Manager Friend MTS “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics” – Unknown Lies and Piracy Statistics, what is at stake? The problem of premium content piracy has garnered a lot of attention in the press during the pandemic. With more live sports coming back to screens and […]

Keeping Exclusive OTT Content Exclusive

Thursday 16th July

Brad Parobek Senior Vice President, Sales Americas Friend MTS To say that the media and entertainment industry is changing quickly is an understatement. The degree of change, and kind of impact, for the over-the-top (OTT) world, are of magnitudes we have never seen. Consider this. The global OTT streaming market is expected to grow from […]

ASiD for Virtual Season Ticket

Monday 6th July

Virtual Season Tickets Bring Hope to Pro Sports & Content Owners, and Opportunity to Content Thieves Chris White Operations Director Friend MTS Virtual yoga classes. Virtual dinner parties. You can even find virtual pub trivia nights and virtual watch parties. Now, thanks to COVID-19, the sports industry is taking the virtual season ticket (VST) to […]

Let’s All Go to the Movies…at Home. Protecting Revenue in the Days of COVID for Content Originators and Distributors

Tuesday 30th June

Alan Ogilvie Lead Product Manager Friend MTS The response to COVID-19 has impacted almost every industry and every company around the world in some way – and the entertainment business is no exception. The film industry, in particular, has experienced unprecedented impacts. The Hollywood Reporter estimates the pandemic could cause $20 billion in revenue losses […]

Beyond DRM: Finding Stolen Content and Addressing Piracy (part 3 of 3)

Tuesday 19th May

Watch our fireside chat or read the article below Steven Hawley Founder & Managing Director Piracy Monitor Diagrams sourced through Friend MTS Digital rights management isn’t enough to stop the redistribution of stolen video content outside of its legitimate service context. In our previous article, we described how unique but invisible identifiers can be embedded […]

Beyond DRM: Completing the Content Protection Story (part 2 of 3)

Thursday 16th April

Watch our fireside chat or read the article below Steven Hawley Founder & Managing Director Piracy Monitor Diagrams sourced through Friend MTS Last time, we recognised video piracy as an expensive risk for video providers, and showed that once the content has arrived at its intended legitimate destination, the traditional video security techniques of Conditional […]

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