Articles tagged: content protection

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.  […]

SportsPro OTT Summit 2022 – Panel Session Video: Fighting Sports Content Piracy

Wednesday 23rd March

At SportsPro OTT Summit in New York this year, John Ward spoke with WarnerMedia’s Peter Scott and Paramount’s Alec Hendry. At the panel session led by Jason Thibeault, SVA, the problem of sports content piracy was discussed along with technologies and techniques that help address and prevent it. Based on the amount of revenue loss […]

Friend MTS Extends Deal with United Media to Protect Premium Sports Content

Wednesday 16th March

LONDON, UK – 16th March, 2022 – Global content protection specialist Friend MTS has extended its long-standing relationship with United Media to provide anti-piracy services for Novasports channels in Greece. The Novasports linear sports channels – Novasports Prime, Novasports 1, Novasports 2 and Novasports 3 – are protected against content theft and piracy by Friend […]

Friend MTS Confirms Three-Season Extension with Lega Serie A Marking Decade-Long Content Protection Partnership

Wednesday 26th January

PHILADELPHIA, PA & LONDON, UK – January 26, 2022 – 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. As part of the Italian league’s wider ‘Piracy Kills Football’ initiative to combat content theft and video […]

Friend MTS Strengthens Global Media Product Strategy Team with Appointment of James Caselton as Head of Product

Tuesday 25th January

LONDON, UK & PHILADELPHIA, PA – January 25, 2022 – Friend MTS, a market leader in content protection technology solutions for sports, media and entertainment, today announced the appointment of James Caselton as Head of Product. Caselton is responsible for the company’s product strategy and managing an extensive product team, expanding Friend MTS’s portfolio of […]

IABM TV in Conversation with Friend MTS

Tuesday 18th January

When you insure your house, you don’t just insure select rooms, as pointed out by John Ward (Executive Vice President, Americas at Friend MTS) in this interview with IABM. Content owners and distributors that make considerable financial investments in content creation and licensing need to incorporate well-thought-through content security into their overall content strategy to […]

The Billion Dollar OTT Problem: Protecting Content

Thursday 9th December

John Ward EVP, Americas Friend MTS Over-the-top (OTT), and specifically, direct-to-consumer (D2C), platforms are exploding. The exclusive content that OTT/D2C platforms develop is a key business asset. The need to protect that asset, keeping exclusive content truly exclusive, is imperative to securing and keeping subscribers – which translates to revenue. The business case to protect […]

Case Study: Watermarking for BFI

Thursday 25th November

Following a successful partnership with the British Film Institute (BFI) to protect exclusive content on BFI Player as part of the 64th BFI London Film Festival, Friend MTS provided watermarking protection for 20+ exclusive titles for the BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival. “Friend MTS’ ASiD solution has given us more confidence presenting exclusive online […]

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