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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 […]

Friend MTS names key execs

Content security specialist Friend MTS has named John Ward as EVP, Americas and Andrew Shindler as general counsel. Ward will be responsible for creating and managing both the sales and operations across North and South America. Most recently, he served as CTO for iNDEMAND, the US cable consortium, where he was responsible for the distribution of premium VOD and PPV entertainment to more […]

Friend MTS launches fourth generation ASiD watermarking tech

Content protection services provider Friend MTS has launched its latest watermarking product. The fourth generation advanced subscriber identification watermarking (ASiD) is an enhanced and extended set of subscriber-level watermarking solutions that address a wide range of content protection scenarios to secure high-value content and revenue across all types of broadcast and OTT devices, clients and […]

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 […]

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 […]