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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 […]

Beyond DRM: Fighting Content Piracy and Illegal Restreaming – Why DRM is Not Enough (part 1 of 3)

Thursday 2nd April

Watch our fireside chat or read the article below Steven Hawley Founder & Managing Director Piracy Monitor Diagrams sourced through Friend MTS Piracy is a huge business. The US Department of Commerce estimated [1] that the US economy suffers at least $29.2 billion in revenue losses each year. By 2023, the revenue to pirates of […]

The Kodi Effect

Monday 23rd January

There has been much discussion about the effect of ‘Kodi Streams’ on the piracy landscape in the last 12 to 18 months, and Friend MTS has been at the forefront of efforts to contain the damage this growing technology is doing to our clients’ businesses. Our Head of Professional Services Chris White, explains more. The first […]

Waging war on online pirates – Friend MTS and Cisco

Monday 16th January

Friend MTS has recently formalised a partnership with global tech giant Cisco to support the company in developing its streaming piracy prevention service, which now relies on our technology to find the sources of illegal streaming of live content, and have them shut down. Friend MTS (FMTS) specialises in securing broadcast and OTT streams, and […]

Who is really responsible for protecting content?

Friday 8th April

Premium sports rights continue to be the fuel that drives the global pay-TV business.

New study: media companies are making pirates rich

Tuesday 13th May

The Wall Street Journal reported on May 8th that revenue from sites running pirated movies and television shows generate $227 million a year in the US alone.

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