Articles tagged: client-composited watermarking

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 […]

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 […]

ASiD for Virtual Season Ticket

Monday 6th July

Virtual Season Tickets Bring Hope to Pro Sports & Content Owners, and Opportunity to Content Thieves Chris White Operations Director Friend MTS Virtual yoga classes. Virtual dinner parties. You can even find virtual pub trivia nights and virtual watch parties. Now, thanks to COVID-19, the sports industry is taking the virtual season ticket (VST) to […]

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 […]

Beyond DRM: Finding Stolen Content and Addressing Piracy (part 3 of 3)

Tuesday 19th May

Digital rights management isn’t enough to stop the redistribution of stolen video content outside of its legitimate service context. In our previous article, we described how unique but invisible identifiers can be embedded within the video. But the equation is incomplete unless there also is a way to find stolen video, identify its source, and […]

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).

Beyond DRM: Completing the Content Protection Story (part 2 of 3)

Thursday 16th April

Last time, we recognised video piracy as an expensive risk for video providers, and showed that once the content has arrived at its intended legitimate destination, the traditional video security techniques of Conditional Access and DRM can do nothing to stop it from being redistributed by entities that have no rights to do so. The […]

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