Friend MTS makes senior appointment

Rob Brown

Rob Brown

Digital watermarking specialist Friend MTS has named Rob Brown to the position of senior solutions architect.

Brown will work with the company’s commercial and engineering teams to develop security solutions for pay TV and OTT operators.

Brown, who has held similar positions at both Irdeto and Piksel, has designed, built and supported the OTT infrastructure for pay TV providers including Sky, Channel 4’s 4oD, OSN and AT&T. He has also consulted on internet video for Disney, Univision, BBC and ITV.

Brown said, “Friend MTS is really making waves in the industry and I’m excited to be a part of that. I’ve been in the industry long enough to know that combatting piracy is no small feat but Friend MTS has a great set of products based on smart technology that will actually make a difference.”

Jonathan Friend, CEO at Friend MTS said, “We are really pleased to welcome Rob at this particularly exciting time for Friend MTS. Rob has built OTT platforms for some of the biggest names in media so he already knows all about the challenges of content security. This makes him perfectly placed to help our customers and potential customers find the best way to secure and protect their content and more importantly their revenues.”

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