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Nextv Sports Europe 2022 Panel Session Video: Fighting live sports piracy

Wednesday 16th November

Piracy causes huge losses and industry cooperation is key in addressing this threat. Industry experts met in Berlin at Nextv Sports Europe this year to discuss ways to fight live sports piracy to save revenue amidst current economic difficulties. Watch the recording of this insightful session moderated by Monique van Dusseldorp to hear from Oliver […]

OTT.X & BB Media for LATAM Panel Session Video: Operational Challenges

Monday 12th September

Content protection and anti-piracy are crucial for premium content especially live sports due to the high production and licensing costs. In order to protect these huge investments, rights holders need to ensure solid content security is an integral part of the strategy and operations. DRM, watermarking, monitoring and enforcement solutions need to be implemented to […]

Video Security Virtual Summit 2022 Panel Session Video: Pinpointing and Shutting Down Sports Piracy

Thursday 14th July

Live sports content continues to be the most desirable for pirates to steal. At the Video Security Summit organised and led by Steven Hawley (Managing Director at Piracy Monitor), Friend MTS’s John Ward (Executive Vice President Americas) and Andrew Pope (Senior Solutions Architect) discussed how sports leagues pinpoint and shut down piracy in real time. […]

Case Study: Friend MTS speeds non-stop broadcast security on Platform Equinix®

Friday 27th May

Boasting a wide global network of best-in-class technology partners, Friend MTS effectively secures live sports content for the most popular sporting events in the world. Equinix is a digital infrastructure company, its platform brings together and interconnects the foundational infrastructure for technology vendors across the globe. “Friend MTS needed to quickly deploy a secure, scalable […]

NAB 2022 Panel Session Video: The Battle Continues – Reducing Content Piracy in the Internet Era

Wednesday 4th May

With the current change of attitude to account sharing and casual piracy most recently demonstrated by Netflix, content protection and anti-piracy solutions are becoming ever more crucial for securing service providers’ revenue and brand. Piracy in any shape or form is no longer acceptable to be a part of the business. As content piracy reaches […]

NAB 2022 Presentation Video: End-to-End Content Protection – the Key to Combating Piracy

At the NAB show this year, we teamed up with our long-standing partner ExpressPlay Intertrust to chat about end-to-end content protection. Our own John Ward, Executive Vice President for Americas and ExpressPlay’s Ali Hodjat, VP Marketing shed light on what they consider “end-to-end” when it comes to protecting content from illegal pirate redistribution. Watch this […]

NAB 2022 Interview Video

Clare Plaisted interviewed John Ward, Executive Vice President for Americas at the long-awaited post-pandemic NAB show this year. Share this super short four-minute video with anyone who would like to learn about our company, get a quick overview of the services and solutions that we provide and discover: how we differentiate ourselves among other content […]

International Sports Convention 2022 Masterclass Video: Effective Protection for Premium Live Sports – on a Global Scale

Monday 25th April

How big is premium sports piracy today? How much money is being lost to pirates? What can be done to counter content theft? Sports content owners and rights holders have been asking these and other burning questions that Simon Hanna, Regional Vice President for the EMEA region addressed in the recent masterclass at the International […]

SVG Sports OTT Forum 2022 Panel Session Video: Under the Hood of the Live Sports OTT Stack

Thursday 21st April

Sports Video Group (SVG) held its Sports OTT Forum where panelists looked under the hood of the live sports OTT stack. With Jason Dachman moderating the session, John Ward (Friend MTS), Paul Briscoe (TAG V.S.), Eik Ramberg (MediaKind), Grant Zizzo (The Switch), and Paul Finster (Amagi) discussed the most significant technological advancements made since the […]

SportsPro OTT Summit 2022 – Panel Session Video: Fighting Sports Content Piracy

Wednesday 23rd March

At SportsPro OTT Summit in New York this year, John Ward spoke with WarnerMedia’s Peter Scott and Paramount’s Alec Hendry. At the panel session led by Jason Thibeault, SVA, the problem of sports content piracy was discussed along with technologies and techniques that help address and prevent it. Based on the amount of revenue loss […]

IABM TV in Conversation with Friend MTS

Tuesday 18th January

When you insure your house, you don’t just insure select rooms, as pointed out by John Ward (Executive Vice President, Americas at Friend MTS) in this interview with IABM. Content owners and distributors that make considerable financial investments in content creation and licensing need to incorporate well-thought-through content security into their overall content strategy to […]

Case Study: Watermarking for BFI

Thursday 25th November

Following a successful partnership with the British Film Institute (BFI) to protect exclusive content on BFI Player as part of the 64th BFI London Film Festival, Friend MTS provided watermarking protection for 20+ exclusive titles for the BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival. “Friend MTS’ ASiD solution has given us more confidence presenting exclusive online […]

Use Case: ASiD OTT for Exclusive Content

Wednesday 24th November

Driven by the constantly growing number of players in the OTT market coupled with a certain cap on the monthly video spend consumers have, the increasing subscriber churn means an increasing value of exclusive content for service providers that wish to attract new customers and maintain loyalty. Unrestricted by any licensing agreements, pirate content aggregators […]

White Paper – Building Trust #02: Harmful Content

Thursday 18th November

Watch our fireside chat or download the full white paper – click the Download PDF button below  The obligations of internet companies and digital platforms in relation to so called “harmful content” or “online harms” have become a big talking point within the wider media and political community in recent years – with headline-grabbing […]

Video Security Virtual Summit 2021 – Panel Session Video: The Cost of Piracy

Tuesday 26th October

As part of the Video Security Summit, John Ward at Friend MTS and Kristina Milbourn at Rogers Communications speak about the urgency and importance of protecting intellectual property for media companies that create, distribute and monetise exclusive content in today’s world of accelerated development of the internet technologies and rising applications. Learn about the shifts […]

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