Articles tagged: illegal streaming

Keeping Exclusive OTT Content Exclusive

Thursday 16th July

Brad Parobek Senior Vice President, Sales Americas Friend MTS To say that the media and entertainment industry is changing quickly is an understatement. The degree of change, and kind of impact, for the over-the-top (OTT) world, are of magnitudes we have never seen. Consider this. The global OTT streaming market is expected to grow from […]

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 […]

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: Fighting content […]

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 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 […]

Beyond DRM: Fighting Content Piracy and Illegal Restreaming – Why DRM is Not Enough (part 1 of 3)

Thursday 2nd April

Piracy is a huge business. The US Department of Commerce estimated [1] that the US economy suffers at least $29.2 billion in revenue losses each year. By 2023, the revenue to pirates of pay TV and non-pay TV video may exceed $67 billion worldwide, according to a 2020 forecast published by Parks Associates [2]. Video […]

Intertrust, Friend MTS extend streaming piracy fight

Thursday 6th February

DRM technology specialist Intertrust and content protection service provider Friend MTS are extending their partnership agreement that enhances Intertrust’s ExpressPlay content protection platform with Friend MTS anti-piracy and watermarking technology services. Now, an additional layer of protection is introduced that is complementary to the ExpressPlay content security suite, which features ExpressPlay DRM and ExpressPlay XCA. […]

SportsPro OTT Summit 2019 Panel Session Video: Protecting IP

Thursday 12th December

Watch the “Protecting IP” panel session at the SportsPro OTT Summit 2019 in Madrid where Simon Hanna speaks of the importance for content owners and operators to act now to stop piracy and protect revenue (30 min)

Friend MTS joins Akamai initiative

Friday 13th September

Content and revenue protection specialist Friend MTS has revealed an agreement with Akamai, the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, to join the company’s Media Technology Partner Programme (MTPP). By combining forces, Friend MTS will integrate its ASiD watermarking technology with Akamai’s Stream Revocation service to enable near-instantaneous termination of streams to […]

Advanced Television, IBC 2019: Fighting Streaming Piracy

Wednesday 4th September

Simon Hanna shares how Friend MTS goes about combatting streaming piracy: Assessing consumption patterns and identifying sources of piracy.

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