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Friend MTS now interoperable with AWS

Friend MTS’s Distribution iD watermarking service is now interoperable with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elemental MediaConvert. The move means that content owners can now use Friend MTS to provide an added layer of security against streaming piracy for their AWS-hosted on-demand video. Friend MTS’s distributor-level watermarking, along with its content monitoring service, enables providers of […]

DirecTV Latin America taps Friend MTS to protect sports content

DirecTV Latin America has tapped content security specialist Friend MTS to provide protection against streaming piracy for its sports channels. The pay TV operator’s deployment of Friend MTS’ technology included the broadcast of the FIFA World Cup and will include the English Premier League and Spain’s La Liga Santander. As part of the agreement, Friend […]

World Boxing Series taps Friend MTS for security

The World Boxing Super Series has chosen content protection technology specialist Friend MTS to provide security against streaming piracy for the upcoming Cruiserweight final, which will take place in Moscow tomorrow. Friend MTS has provided content protection for the World Boxing Super Series from the start of the tournament, and it will be securing the final using […]

Friend MTS names commercial chief

Content revenue protection technology outfit Friend MTS has named Simon Williamson as chief commercial officer to drive global business growth. Williamson was previously VP of client business at telecom and media software and services provider Amdocs. He has also held positions at JacobsRimell and Thomson Reuters. At Friend MTS he will be charged with supporting […]

Friend MTS launches 4K UHD watermarking

Content and revenue protection specialist Friend MTS has launched a 4K UHD variant of its ASiD subscriber level watermarking service to protect premium sports and entertainment content from streaming piracy sourced from set-top boxes and OTT players. According to Friend MTS, the ASiD global monitoring and watermarking service is highly automated to allow scaling for […]

Friend MTS launches automated IPTV antipiracy service

Content security specialist Friend MTS is to launch an automated IPTV antipiracy service, Viper, at the Cabsat exhibition in Dubai. Viper uses Friend MTS’s proprietary technology to monitor illicit IPTV set-top boxes, identify the source of each illegal channel feed and effectively shut it down, according to the company. Friend MTS says that that its […]

Friend MTS appoints Piksel exec as senior solutions architect

Content and platform protection specialist, Friend MTS, has appointed OTT expert and former Piksel executive Chris White as senior solutions architect. White joins from Piksel where responsible for designing, building and supporting the OTT infrastructure for pay TV providers including Sky, Channel 4, OSN and AT&T. “Having worked in the media industry for over 10 […]

Friend MTS makes senior appointment

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 […]

Friend MTS to demo Exposé Source live streaming security

Content security technology provider Friend MTS will demo its new Exposé Source service at IBC, which is designed to enable secure streaming of live video.  Exposé Source detects misappropriated live streams on a multitude of platforms and tracks them back to the source of the leak where they can be stopped, all in real time. […]