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

Tuesday 13th July

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 […]

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

Wednesday 2nd June

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 […]

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

Thursday 22nd April

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 […]

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

Wednesday 24th March

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

Wednesday 29th July

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 […]

Intertrust, Friend MTS extend streaming piracy fight

Thursday 6th February

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. […]

Friend MTS joins Akamai initiative

Friday 13th September

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 […]

Deal extension with United Media continues protection for premium sports

Thursday 30th May

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

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 […]

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

Friday 5th April

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

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

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 […]

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

Wednesday 23rd January

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

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 […]

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