Articles tagged: streaming

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. Download PDF

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 […]

The Kodi Effect

Monday 23rd January

There has been much discussion about the effect of ‘Kodi Streams’ on the piracy landscape in the last 12 to 18 months, and Friend MTS has been at the forefront of efforts to contain the damage this growing technology is doing to our clients’ businesses. Our Head of Professional Services Chris White, explains more. The first […]

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