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Friend MTS integrates watermarking with Oregan Android TV Operator Tier launcher

Digital watermarking specialist Friend MTS has integrated its ASiD subscriber-level watermarking with Oregan Networks’ Android TV Operator Tier solution.

The ASiD subscriber-level watermarking solution for Android Operator Tier platforms allows service providers to identify illegal content redistribution, and revoke the access of the subscribers responsible for the theft in a matter of minutes.

Android TV solutions from Oregan Networks combine the company’s SparQ for Android middleware and an Operator Tier Launcher product with system integration services, tailored for pay TV providers deploying Android TV solutions across OTT, IPTV, and Hybrid Broadcast networks, delivering live and on-demand 4K UHD and HD services

Friend MTS’s ASiD is a subscriber-level watermarking solution to protect content for live channels, pay-per-view events and on-demand video.

Simon Hanna, regional vice-president, EMEA at Friend MTS, said: “We’ve witnessed a significant increase in the level of interest in Android TV from across the operator landscape, including tier-one pay TV platforms delivering premium sports and entertainment content. These key players require a high level of protection against streaming piracy, and this is where subscriber-level watermarking has been proven to make a real difference.”

Mark Perry, CEO of Oregan Networks said: “Oregan is delighted to be delivering a future-proof solution which secures high quality premium content across a range of devices and services with Friend MTS’s advanced watermarking. With the growing proliferation of Android TV devices in the telecoms and broadcast segments, the importance of enabling appropriate levels of content protection is heightened, making this UHD/HD solution an indispensable part of the content delivery value chain, for the purposes of safeguarding revenues and ensuring continued growth of the subscriber base.”