Friend MTS, a specialist in online anti-piracy systems, has boosted its international professional services team with the appointment of Simon Hanna as Senior Solutions Architect.
Hanna is a specialist in video delivery platforms for pay-TV and OTT operators, with more than 20 years’ experience working with major video entertainment operators and primary vendors in the worldwide pay-TV industry across cable, satellite and telco customers. He has held management positions at Ericsson, Microsoft, Liberate Technologies and most recently V-Nova Limited, where he provided support to its engineering, sales and marketing teams on its portfolio of IPTV and OTT video technology solutions as Solutions Manager.
“This is an exciting time to join Friend MTS, which is set to grow significantly with the global demand for its content protection solutions,” said Hanna. “The time has come for this technology, with the growth in the volume of online platforms and premium content that carries with it increased opportunity for digital piracy that costs broadcasters across the world billions of dollars every year. At one time, digital content protection was optional for many, but now it is a ‘must have’ as illegal streaming moves to a whole new level. The Friend MTS watermarking system is the most widely used in the world, and I am looking forward to working for such a technology innovator.”