Articles tagged: friend mts

The Harmful Content Challenge: Tackling Online Harms While Protecting Freedom of Speech

Friday 14th January

Watch our fireside chat or read the article below  Chris Cooke Founder and Managing Director CMU Insights For social media and digital platforms, two big talking points continued to demand attention throughout 2021. First, how to protect users from online harms. And second, how to safeguard freedom of speech amid the perceived rise in […]

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 […]

White Paper – Building Trust #02: Harmful Content

Thursday 18th November

Watch our fireside chat or download the full white paper – click the Download PDF button below  The obligations of internet companies and digital platforms in relation to so called “harmful content” or “online harms” have become a big talking point within the wider media and political community in recent years – with headline-grabbing […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Friend MTS Collaborates with Akamai to Tackle Real-World Piracy with New Server-Side A/B Variant Watermarking Solution

Thursday 22nd April

ASiD OTT Edge-Switched Safeguards Premium Live and VOD Content from Illegal Redistribution PHILADELPHIA, PA & BIRMINGHAM, UK – April 22, 2021 – Friend MTS, a leading global provider of content protection services, today announced an expanded partnership with Akamai, the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences. The companies will now offer content […]

Safe Harbour in the News

Tuesday 13th April

Watch our fireside chat or read the article below  Chris Cooke Founder and Managing Director CMU Insights While the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on studios, broadcasters, publishers, platforms, venues, creators and performers was, of course, the big talking point in the media and entertainment sectors throughout 2020, a trade group for the global […]

Why is Safe Harbour so Controversial

Friday 19th March

Watch our fireside chat or read the article below  Chris Cooke Founder and Managing Director CMU Insights When the 2019 European Union Copyright Directive was being negotiated, one specific element of what was a wide-ranging set of copyright reforms captured most of the headlines, and that was the safe harbour reform contained in what […]

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