Articles tagged: watermarking

Service Sheet: ASiD – Advanced Subscriber Identification

Monday 10th August

In terms of significant financial damages for legitimate content owners and distributors, commercial piracy presents a very real threat. This illegal activity is becoming ever more sophisticated and better organised. Complex pirate ecosystems that comprise a whole host of different illegal players supporting and profiting from illegitimate redistribution of premium content, are known to use […]

Friend MTS Brings Content Protection Technology Expertise to Digital Production Partnership (DPP), Global Media Industry Organization

Wednesday 29th July

BIRMINGHAM, UK – July 20, 2020 – Friend MTS, a leading global provider of content protection services, today announced it has joined The Digital Production Partnership (DPP), an international media industry organization and business network. In DPP’s global effort to bring customers and suppliers together to solve problems and create opportunities across the whole content […]

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 […]

Let’s All Go to the Movies…at Home. Protecting Revenue in the Days of COVID for Content Originators and Distributors

Tuesday 30th June

Alan Ogilvie Lead Product Manager Friend MTS The response to COVID-19 has impacted almost every industry and every company around the world in some way – and the entertainment business is no exception. The film industry, in particular, has experienced unprecedented impacts. The Hollywood Reporter estimates the pandemic could cause $20 billion in revenue losses […]

IABM TV in Conversation with Friend MTS

Friday 19th June

In this IABM TV interview, Chris White (Operations Director, Friend MTS) discusses some of the piracy trends he is currently seeing as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Chris provides his answers to the following questions: 1. What piracy trends are you seeing as a result of the COVID-19 crisis? 2. With some live sports […]

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 […]

Beyond DRM: Finding Stolen Content and Addressing Piracy (part 3 of 3)

Tuesday 19th May

Digital rights management isn’t enough to stop the redistribution of stolen video content outside of its legitimate service context. In our previous article, we described how unique but invisible identifiers can be embedded within the video. But the equation is incomplete unless there also is a way to find stolen video, identify its source, and […]

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 […]

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