Resources

MESA CDSN Content Protection Virtual Summit 2020 Presentation Video: Blocking the Pirate in the Room

Wednesday 16th December

Watch Brad Parobek’s presentation “Blocking the Pirate in the Room – Subscribers Aren’t the Only Ones Anxiously Awaiting New Releases” at the MESA CDSN Content Protection Summit. Learn who these pirates are, why they are waiting for the high-value content to show up on the home screens and what consequences it all has for content […]

SportsPro OTT Virtual Summit 2020 Panel Session Video: Outmanoeuvring the Pirates

Friday 4th December

Watch the “Outmanoeuvring the Pirates” panel session at the SportsPro OTT Summit 2020 with Simon Hanna talking about the most effective anti-piracy technologies available for broadcasters, content owners, and service providers today. Learn what areas Friend MTS have been focusing on recently to ensure proactive action can be taken against pirate subscription services and to […]

Fireside Chat 4 – Beyond Digital Rights Management: Video Watermarking Weighs In

Thursday 5th November

In the continually evolving OTT world, savvy pirates are implementing new and advanced methods to steal valuable content – to the tune of more than $67 billion (USD) in value by 2023. Another report from ABI Research estimates that more than 17% of worldwide video streaming users access content illegally. We also know that launching […]

Application Note: ASiD OTT – Protecting Exclusive OTT Content from Streaming Piracy

Tuesday 20th October

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 […]

Fireside Chat 3 – Tips and Tricks: How to Secure your Content in Challenging Streaming Environments

Friday 16th October

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, and/or client-hardening. As a part of a multi-post series between partners Bitmovin, FriendMTS, and Intertrust […]

IABM Future Trends Channel Presentation Video: Attacks on Subscriber Watermarking Technologies

Friday 25th September

Watch this IABM presentation by Alan Ogilvie (Lead Product Manager, Friend MTS) to find out what a well-architected end-to-end content protection solution that enables effective anti-piracy looks like, in particular: why OTT and streaming services need to protect their premium content beyond digital rights management (DRM) systems; why forensic video watermarking is a crucial part […]

White Paper: Attacks on Subscriber Watermarking Technologies

Wednesday 16th September

Review and analysis of known real-world attacks on subscriber watermarking solutions A subscriber-level watermarking solution coupled with a large-scale content monitoring is a highly effective anti-piracy measure that allows content owners and distributors to fully protect their content and revenue from theft beyond digital rights management (DRM) systems. In order to provide customers with the […]

Fireside Chat 2 – Securing Content Access with Digital Rights Management Best Practices

Thursday 10th September

Pirates are always developing new ways to attack OTT content. In our second fireside chat of the “How to Trust Your Player” series, Intertrust, Bitmovin and Friend MTS shares insights on different methods of attack, and how you can protect your content from piracy using DRM. Watch the video to find out (18.5 min).

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

To help guide you in building and implementing an effective, protected OTT service, Bitmovin, Friend MTS and Intertrust have come together to share best practices on how to make sure your end-users are as trustworthy as the technology you’ve implemented. Join us, in our first of four Fireside Chats, as we discuss how viewership has […]

Service Sheet: ASiD – Advanced Subscriber Identification

Monday 10th August

In terms of significant financial damages for legitimate content owners and distributors, commercial piracy presents a very real threat. This illegal activity is becoming ever more sophisticated and better organised. Complex pirate ecosystems that comprise a whole host of different illegal players supporting and profiting from illegitimate redistribution of premium content are known to use […]

IABM TV in Conversation with Friend MTS

Friday 19th June

In this IABM TV interview, Chris White (Operations Director, Friend MTS) discusses some of the piracy trends he is currently seeing as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Chris provides his answers to the following questions: 1. What piracy trends are you seeing as a result of the COVID-19 crisis? 2. With some live sports […]

Beyond DRM: The Complete Content Protection Story

Tuesday 9th June

The scale and complexity of the contemporary piracy landscape should not be underestimated. This three-part series of articles explains why it is not enough to implement a digital rights management system and what solutions need to be in place for complete premium video content protection to prevent its illegal redistribution. The series includes: Beyond DRM: […]

Attacks on Subscriber Watermarking Technologies – White Paper Quick Facts

Tuesday 2nd June

With traditional content protection measures like conditional access (CA) and digital rights management (DRM) systems, valuable premium content is safeguarded from theft only until the point of its consumption. As the next level of content protection aimed at securing premium sports and entertainment content from the point of its consumption, subscriber watermarking is a powerful […]

NAB Express 2020 Presentation Video: Completing the Content Protection Story – Filling the Streaming Content Gaps

Thursday 14th May

Watch this NAB Express presentation by Alan Ogilvie (Lead Product Manager, Friend MTS) to learn why content owners and distributors should consider incorporating subscriber-level watermarking to fully protect their premium content from illegal redistribution and what the key differences between two watermarking technologies used for streaming media are (17 min).

SportsPro OTT Summit 2019 Panel Session Video: Protecting IP

Thursday 12th December

Watch the “Protecting IP” panel session at the SportsPro OTT Summit 2019 in Madrid where Simon Hanna speaks of the importance for content owners and operators to act now to stop piracy and protect revenue (30 min)

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