Articles tagged: content protection

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 […]

Use Case: ASiD OTT for Exclusive Content

Wednesday 24th November

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 […]

Video Security Virtual Summit 2021 – Panel Session Video: The Cost of Piracy

Tuesday 26th October

As part of the Video Security Summit, John Ward at Friend MTS and Kristina Milbourn at Rogers Communications speak about the urgency and importance of protecting intellectual property for media companies that create, distribute and monetise exclusive content in today’s world of accelerated development of the internet technologies and rising applications. Learn about the shifts […]

Content Protection Specialist Friend MTS Bolsters Leadership Team – Appoints Mike Baron to Senior Vice President, Sales & Strategy, Americas

LONDON, UK & PHILADELPHIA, PA – October 26, 2021 – Friend MTS, a leading global provider of innovative content protection technology solutions, continues to bolster its leadership team with the appointment of Mike Baron to Senior Vice President, Sales & Strategy, Americas. Baron oversees business development for Friend MTS’ full suite of managed anti-piracy services […]

Video Security Virtual Summit 2021 – Interview Video: 360 Video Security

Thursday 7th October

Derek Chang, CEO at Friend MTS is interviewed by Colin Dixon at nScreenMedia ahead of the Video Security Summit that brings together many industry players to discuss and debate content protection issues. Derek speaks about content security as an imperative for both content owners and distributors in today’s world where content is the core of […]

Which ASiD Watermarking Solution is Right For You?

Friday 16th July

With our watermarking we ensure maximum security of your valuable video content and offer a breadth of solutions for all content delivery scenarios. In this post we’ll explain which of the three ASiD solutions (or a combination of those) – ASiD Embedded, ASiD OTT Client-composited or ASiD OTT Edge-switched – is best for your content […]

IABM BaM Live 2021 – Friend MTS and Akamai Panel Session Video: A Global Piracy Discussion

Wednesday 14th July

Friend MTS’ Simon Hanna and Ian Munford at Akamai discuss the global piracy issue in this IABM BaM Live session to draw a conclusion on the importance of industry partnerships and working together against the piracy threat. Watch the video to learn how viewers’ consumption patterns have changed as a result of the pandemic and […]

Friend MTS Expands Leadership Team – Appoints John Ward to Executive Vice President, Americas and Andrew Shindler to General Counsel

Tuesday 13th July

LONDON, UK & PHILADELPHIA, PA – July 13, 2021 – Friend MTS, a leading global provider of content protection services, today announced an expanded leadership team with the appointments of John Ward to Executive Vice President, Americas and Andrew Shindler to General Counsel. Together with content owners, broadcasters and operators, Friend MTS provides end-to-end technology […]

MESA CDSA Cybersecurity Virtual Tour 2021 Presentation Video: Keeping the Media Industry Safe and Socially Responsible

Monday 12th July

In the OTT world today content is becoming ever more fragmented across various OTT platforms. In the meantime, pirate content aggregators offer one-stop-shop high-quality experience services and greatly contribute to the OTT churn and revenue loss of legitimate service providers. The legitimate content is becoming easier for pirates to steal due to the increase of […]

MESA CDSA Content Protection Virtual Summit 2021 Presentation Video: Collaborative Content Protection Strategies for the Complex Global Media Industry

Friday 9th July

If you are a service provider delivering valuable content to your audiences, what are the measures that you need to take to make sure your content is protected end-to-end and your revenue is secure? Watch Simon Hanna’s presentation “Collaborative Content Protection Strategies for the Complex Global Media Industry” at the MESA CDSA Content Protection Summit […]

Friend MTS, Leading Global Provider of Content Protection Services, Announces Appointment of Derek Chang to Chief Executive Officer

Wednesday 2nd June

LONDON, UK & PHILADELPHIA, PA – June 2, 2021 – Friend MTS is pleased to announce the appointment of Derek Chang to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). A seasoned industry executive with a career spanning three decades, Chang previously served as CEO of NBA China, and has held leadership positions with several recognized sports, media and […]

StreamTV Growth Virtual Summit 2021 Panel Session Video: Defending OTT Growth – Piracy, Password Sharing and Beyond

Thursday 25th February

Watch the “Defending OTT Growth – Piracy, Password Sharing and Beyond” panel session at the StreamTV Growth Virtual Summit 2021 with Brad Parobek talking about the importance of effective proven anti-piracy solutions that allow broadcasters, content owners, and service providers to cut piracy at the source and disrupt multiple reseller pirates. Learn who pirates are, […]

MESA CDSA Content Protection Virtual Summit 2020 Presentation Video: Blocking the Pirate in the Room

Wednesday 16th December

Watch Brad Parobek’s presentation “Blocking the Pirate in the Room – Subscribers Aren’t the Only Ones Anxiously Awaiting New Releases” at the MESA CDSA Content Protection Summit. Learn who these pirates are, why they are waiting for the high-value content to show up on the home screens and what consequences it all has for content […]

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