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

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 supply chain, Friend MTS’s membership offers industry expertise around content protection services as it relates to broadcast, OTT and social platform responsibility and copyright infringement.

“It’s a privilege to bring our thought leadership on the most effective technologies to combat sophisticated large-scale piracy to DPP’s respected organization and our fellow members,” said Alan Ogilvie, Lead Product Manager, Friend MTS. “As the industry finds a way forward amidst COVID-19, now is the time for content owners, broadcasters and operators to implement effective technologies to protect valuable content and take control of where content flows as copyright infringement continues to pose a threat to revenue streams.”

“The DPP is delighted to welcome Friend MTS as the newest member of the DPP community,” said Mark Harrison, DPP Managing Director. “We’re sure that their expertise in content and platform security will be extremely valuable as we continue the DPP’s work to deliver a simpler and more effective global content supply chain.”

The webcast, “Securing Creativity 2020”, available exclusively to DPP members, will feature Ogilvie for “ An ocean of piracy” on Thursday, July 23. With the increasing threats of legal pressure, online and social platforms are taking content theft seriously, and Ogilvie will highlight ways the industry can come together to identify piracy and invest in technologies developed to protect valuable content.

About Friend MTS

Friend MTS protects content and revenues for many of the world’s largest media and entertainment companies. Its broadcast and OTT security services protect premium live content and events, as well as on-demand entertainment programming from illegal redistribution. The company’s Emmy Award-winning portfolio of managed services includes global content monitoring using advanced forensic watermarking and fingerprint-based automatic content recognition. This enables detailed insights on illicit video consumption and network-level piracy mitigation. The monitoring capability, coupled with the world’s most deployed subscriber-level watermarking technology and direct integrations with subscriber management systems, allows the rapid, automated termination of content theft.

About the DPP

The Digital Production Partnership Ltd (DPP) is the media industry’s business change network. It is a not-for-profit company with an international membership that spans the whole media supply chain, covering global technology companies, production companies, digital agencies, suppliers, service providers, post production facilities, online platforms, broadcasters, distributors and not-for-profit organisations. The DPP harnesses the collective intelligence of its membership to generate insight, enable change and create market opportunities. For more information, or to enquire about membership visit

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