Case Study: Real-world anti-piracy solutions for sports leagues and broadcasters
Is it possible to keep pirates at bay, away from your hard-earned money? Content owners, service providers and broadcasters around the globe have been fighting their battles with content thieves with great success by using the best content protection technologies.
Robin Boldon, Director Strategic Account Management and Nik Forman, Marketing Director, have spoken at the Cybersecurity Risk and Sports Production Workshop at the Sports Video Group (SVG) Summit this December. This session is SVG’s first deep-dive workshop on this vital industry challenge – protecting live broadcasts and content from cyberattack and content theft.
Attendees have learnt how a multi-national broadcaster has been ensuring its revenue is not sabotaged by for-profit pirates that steal premium sports broadcasts and streams live to service their own paying customers. The session explored the challenges faced and the strategies adopted to successfully address them.
Robin brings a wealth of experience delivering strategic content protection programmes for some of the world’s largest and most well-known rights owners. Robin previously led supply chain strategy for BBC Worldwide (now BBC Studios). Robin is based in the London office.
Nik is responsible for the Friend MTS Marketing and Communications functions. Nik brings over 20 years’ experience of B2B marketing experience, and a wide knowledge of the sports, media & entertainment industries. Nik is based in the London office.
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Application Note: Protecting premium live sports from streaming piracy
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Friend MTS appointed by UEFA to Provide Global Anti-Piracy Services
Friend MTS has recently been appointed by Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), the governing body of European football, to provide anti-piracy services in respect of all major UEFA competitions (across both Club and National Team). Read more
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Global content protection specialist Friend MTS confirmed their three-season extension with Lega Serie A, marking a decade-long partnership as provider of anti-piracy services for Italian football’s top tier. Read more