Friend MTS

Simon Thornberry joins Friend MTS as COO

Video content security and anti-piracy provider, Friend MTS, has appointed Simon Thornberry as chief operating officer (COO). Thornberry will oversee the development of existing sports and VOD markets, as well as other content ownership and creation markets, tasked with delivering “repeatable, scalable customer experiences, primarily through the increased use of automation,” said the tech firm. […]

Friend MTS targets APAC with new Singapore office

Content security provider Friend MTS has opened a new office in Singapore, which it said emphasises its continued commitment to expansion in the APAC region and around the world.  The new office will serve the Asia Pacific region, providing sales and support services for customers throughout the territory, according to Friend MTS. These teams will […]

Friend MTS appoints Andy Haynes as SVP of engineering

Video security solutions provider Friend MTS has hired cybersecurity executive Andy Haynes to serve as senior vice president of engineering. Andy holds a PhD in image analysis, with 20 years of experience working in cyber security and the media industry, developing and deploying broadcast security solutions around the world. The company said Andy’s background in […]

Security solutions provider Friend MTS names Gibbs as new sales chief

Video security solutions provider Friend MTS has announced the appointment of Chris Gibbs as SVP of global sales as the company looks to expand its global footprint and drive growth in new markets. His appointment follows the recent arrival of Shane McCarthy as the firm’s new CEO and Daniel Harris’s appointment as chair. As SVP of sales, […]

Friend MTS names former Irdeto chief McCarthy as CEO

Content security specialist Friend MTS has named Shane McCarthy as its new CEO. McCarthy previously worked as COO at content security specialist Irdeto, and president for international business at UK set-top box provider Pace . He was Founder and CEO of Caldero, a professional services consultancy within the video entertainment market, and currently sits as […]

Friend MTS names new chair

Content protection specialist Friend MTS has appointed Daniel Harris to chair its board of directors, taking over from Michael Joseph, who had been fulfilling the role of interim chair. Following the investment by private equity firm NorthEdge in Friend MTS in September 2022. Joseph will remain on the board as Non-Executive Director. Harris sits on […]

Friend MTS to provide anti-piracy services to UEFA

Content protection firm Friend MTS has been appointed by UEFA to provide anti-piracy services. The deal will see Friend MTS provide protection for all major UEFA competitions, including the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League, along with the European Football Championship and Nations League. UEFA is the latest sports body to partner with […]

Serie A renews content protection agreement with Friend MTS

Content protection specialist firm Friend MTS has renewed its anti-piracy services deal with Serie A. The three-season extension will see Friend MTS utilise its anti-piracy services to protect the Italian top flight football league.  Friend MTS’s global monitoring services provide real-time identification of illegal streams of live Lega Serie A content, and have helped to […]

Friend MTS hires James Caselton as head of product

Content protection technology solutions specialist Friend MTS has named James Caselton as head of product.  Caselton will be responsible for the company’s product strategy and will manage a product team, expanding Friend MTS’s portfolio of video fingerprinting, watermarking and monitoring solutions. Based in the UK, Caselton has 20 years of experience in mixed channel marketing, product management and sales and business […]

Friend MTS names Americas sales and strategy chief

Content security specialist Friend MTS has named Mike Baron as SVP, sales and strategy, Americas. Baron will oversee business development for the company’s suite of managed anti-piracy services for new and current partnerships with operators, rights holders and broadcasters, and is responsible for sales and marketing strategies as well as strategic growth plans, policy and procedures. With […]

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