Articles tagged: John Ward

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 […]

SVG Sports OTT Forum 2022 Panel Session Video: Under the Hood of the Live Sports OTT Stack

Thursday 21st April

Sports Video Group (SVG) held its Sports OTT Forum where panelists looked under the hood of the live sports OTT stack. With Jason Dachman moderating the session, John Ward (Friend MTS), Paul Briscoe (TAG V.S.), Eik Ramberg (MediaKind), Grant Zizzo (The Switch), and Paul Finster (Amagi) discussed the most significant technological advancements made since the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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