Articles tagged: content protection

Consequences of Piracy

Monday 28th November

Living in the digital age comes with its unique challenges, especially amid times of uncertainty for global economies. As the cost of living pressures rise, it can certainly become tempting to skip subscription services altogether for cheaper, or even free, alternative access to premium content. This temptation is often bolstered by the erroneous view that […]

DRM – a Key Component of Content Protection

Wednesday 12th October

Simon Thomson, Senior Presales Consultant, Friend MTS People are increasingly looking at their household entertainment spends, looking to cut costs where they can. In addition, consumers expect fully-featured services from their pay-TV providers, and this includes the means of streaming to any device. It’s obvious that an OTT service is an increasingly essential offering for […]

IBC 2022 – let’s not remember it only as “It’s Bloody Chaos”

Thursday 22nd September

Nik Forman, Marketing Director, Friend MTS It’s already been over a week since the last day of IBC2022. It must seem longer ago than that to anyone who was there, primarily because so much of the intervening time was spent deep in the travel chaos that most people had to endure on their homeward journeys. […]

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 […]

Friend MTS and NorthEdge announce investment to drive expansion of content security portfolio into existing and wider markets

Tuesday 6th September

Significant investment will accelerate development and expand Friend MTS’s global footprint LONDON – September 6th, 2022 – Friend MTS, one of the world’s leading providers of video content and platform security solutions, today announced a significant investment by private equity firm NorthEdge. The investment will enable Friend MTS to further expand its portfolio of class-leading […]

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. […]

Video Fingerprinting for Comprehensive Detection of Pirated Content

Thursday 30th June

Josef Baker Product Manager, Friend MTS As organised for-profit video piracy continues to present a serious financial threat to content owners and distributors, proven cutting-edge technologies remain essential tools in protecting valuable video content from illicit redistribution. And while live sports content represents the most lucrative spoils for pirates based on the recurring high profit they […]

5 Benefits of Digital Watermarking

Friday 10th June

Today, stolen content represents as much as half of all video content that is consumed. This is an ongoing, business-critical issue: pirated video material is viewed over 230 billion times per year, with more than 80% of global online piracy attributed to illegal streaming services. Today, controlling unauthorised use of your video content is a […]

Friend MTS Partnership with EIMEX solutions brings video content security to corporate technology industries

Thursday 9th June

LONDON – June 9th, 2022 – Global content protection specialist, Friend MTS, is continuing to grow its list of partners to expand its portfolio of anti-piracy and security solutions. The latest partner is EIMEX solutions, a developer of multi-component communication platforms for digital exhibitions, sales, conferences and other events. This partnership introduces the full portfolio […]

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 […]

Watermarking – The Anti-Piracy Champion Explained

Friday 29th April

In some regions of the world, stolen content represents as much as half of all video content consumed, according to analysts. The impact of illegal redistribution on the creative and sports industries is indisputable, leading to increased recognition from media organisations and content owners as to the importance of anti-piracy measures to safeguard content and […]

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 […]

Friend MTS Expands Technology Partnerships to Extend Content Protection Portfolio

Friday 22nd April

LONDON – April 22, 2022 – Global content protection specialist, Friend MTS, has announced several new technology partnerships as it continues to expand its portfolio of complementary, best-of-breed anti-piracy and content security technologies. These partnerships will allow Friend MTS and its partners to provide current and future customers with fully integrated, end-to-end content protection solutions.  […]

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