Friend MTS launches ASiD OTT

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Friend MTS, the content and revenue protection specialist, has announced the launch of ASiD OTT, which combines third generation, subscriber-level watermarking with global content monitoring.

It delivers responsive security for the latest 4K and HDR content, as well as HD/SD channels, by stopping content theft in minutes. ASiD OTT protects live and on-demand content, and its invisibility and speed of response makes it ideal for premium live sports and entertainment.

Friend MTS says its third generation of subscriber-level watermarking offers significantly uprated robustness to defend the service from tampering by pirates. There are new watermarking algorithms which provide advanced protection against video-domain attacks, one of today’s most serious piracy threats.

There is also enhanced payload handling to protect OTT services against subscriber identity interference. Additionally, there are extra code hooks to provide faster detection of any interference of the OTT player integration, which can trigger the revoking of a subscriber’s access to secure the content. The robustness of Friend MTS’ watermarking has been independently tested by security consultancy Cartesian, and the system is Hollywood studio approved.

Simon Williamson, Chief Commercial Officer, said: “ASiD OTT is deployable within hours, and importantly it can transform the level of piracy of channels in just days. For instance, when ASiD was introduced by a major broadcaster which accounted for 60 per cent of the sports channel piracy in its market, this level was reduced to less than 1 per cent within weeks. It is believed that more video pirates have been caught in real-time with ASiD than any other system available to pay tv operators.”


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