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

Tuesday 23rd October

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Friend MTS honoured with Technology & Engineering Emmy Award

Monday 12th March

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 […]

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