Articles tagged: watermarking

5 Benefits of Digital Watermarking

Friday 10th June

Today, stolen content represents as much as half of all video content that is consumed. This is an ongoing, business-critical issue: pirated video material is viewed over 230 billion times per year, with more than 80% of global online piracy attributed to illegal streaming services. Today, controlling unauthorised use of your video content is a […]

Friend MTS Partnership with EIMEX solutions brings video content security to corporate technology industries

Thursday 9th June

LONDON – June 9th, 2022 – Global content protection specialist, Friend MTS, is continuing to grow its list of partners to expand its portfolio of anti-piracy and security solutions. The latest partner is EIMEX solutions, a developer of multi-component communication platforms for digital exhibitions, sales, conferences and other events. This partnership introduces the full portfolio […]

NAB 2022, it was good to be back!

Thursday 12th May

John Ward If, like me, you were able to visit the recent NAB show, you’ll have noticed the amazing atmosphere that permeated the whole event, as we all made the most of getting back to the personal touch and face-to-face meetings. It was great to be back and the tangible buzz suggested that everyone else […]

NAB 2022 Presentation Video: End-to-End Content Protection – the Key to Combating Piracy

Wednesday 4th May

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 […]

Watermarking – The Anti-Piracy Champion Explained

Friday 29th April

In some regions of the world, stolen content represents as much as half of all video content consumed, according to analysts. The impact of illegal redistribution on the creative and sports industries is indisputable, leading to increased recognition from media organisations and content owners as to the importance of anti-piracy measures to safeguard content and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Which ASiD Watermarking Solution is Right For You?

Friday 16th July

With our watermarking we ensure maximum security of your valuable video content and offer a breadth of solutions for all content delivery scenarios. In this post we’ll explain which of the three ASiD solutions (or a combination of those) – ASiD Embedded, ASiD OTT Client-composited or ASiD OTT Edge-switched – is best for your content […]

MESA CDSA Cybersecurity Virtual Tour 2021 Presentation Video: Keeping the Media Industry Safe and Socially Responsible

Monday 12th July

In the OTT world today content is becoming ever more fragmented across various OTT platforms. In the meantime, pirate content aggregators offer one-stop-shop high-quality experience services and greatly contribute to the OTT churn and revenue loss of legitimate service providers. The legitimate content is becoming easier for pirates to steal due to the increase of […]

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 […]

NAB Amplify – NAB Show Premier 2021 Presentation Video: 4th Generation ASiD

Tuesday 27th April

Watch this NAB Show Premier presentation by Andrew Pope (Senior Solutions Architect, Friend MTS) to learn about the new generation of ASiD, advanced subscriber identification forensic watermarking and content monitoring solutions: ASiD Embedded, enhanced ASiD OTT Client-composited, enhanced ASiD OTT Edge-switched, new A/B Variant solution Find out which watermarking solution is the most suitable for […]

Service Sheet: 4th Generation ASiD

Thursday 25th March

While content owners, broadcasters, and service providers are developing new content and services to satisfy the ever-growing market demand for high-quality video entertainment, the number and quality of pirate IPTV services are growing too. Our end-to-end security solutions are constantly evolving to effectively and proactively disrupt illegal redistribution of premium sports and movies on a […]

Friend MTS Launches 4th Generation ASiD – Enhanced Watermarking Solutions to Protect Valuable Live and VOD Entertainment Content from Piracy

Wednesday 24th March

Content Owners, Broadcasters, and Operators Tackle Real-World Piracy At-Scale with End-to-End Technology PHILADELPHIA, PA & BIRMINGHAM, UK – March 24, 2021 – Friend MTS, a leading global provider of content protection services, has launched 4th Generation ASiD, an enhanced and extended set of subscriber-level watermarking solutions that address a wide range of content protection scenarios […]

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