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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 […]

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 […]