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Friend MTS scores UEFA anti-piracy deal

Content protection services provider Friend MTS has recently been appointed by European football governing body UEFA to provide anti-piracy services in respect of all major UEFA competitions (across both Club and National Team). Friend MTS will provide UEFA with an array of services, including monitoring and enforcement, to combat piracy in all of its forms […]

April 7, 2022By Colin Mann

Friend MTS extends United Media deal

Global content protection specialist Friend MTS has extended its long-standing relationship with United Media to provide anti-piracy services for Novasports channels in Greece. The Novasports linear sports channels – Novasports Prime, Novasports 1, Novasports 2 and Novasports 3 – are protected against content theft and piracy by Friend MTS’s global monitoring services. Using fingerprint-based content […]

March 16, 2022

Serie A extends Friend MTS partnership

Global content protection specialist Friend MTS has confirmed a three-season extension with Lega Serie A, marking a decade-long partnership as provider of anti-piracy services for Italian football’s top tier. As part of the Italian league’s wider ‘Piracy Kills Football’ initiative to combat content theft and video piracy, Friend MTS’s global monitoring services provide real-time identification […]

January 26, 2022By Colin Mann

Friend MTS appoints Baron

Friend MTS, a global provider of content protection technology solutions, has bolstered its leadership team with the appointment of Mike Baron to Senior Vice President, Sales & Strategy, Americas. Baron oversees business development for Friend MTS’ full suite of managed anti-piracy services for new and current partnerships with operators, rights holders and broadcasters, and is […]

October 26, 2021

Chang new Friend MTS CEO

Seasoned industry executive Derek Chang has been appointed CEO of content protection technology solutions provider Friend MTS, taking over the role from company founder Jonathan Friend, who will serve as Chief Product Officer (CPO) and continue to drive growth through the creation of the company’s advanced proprietary solutions. With a career spanning three decades, Chang […]

June 2, 2021By Colin Mann

Friend MTS, Akamai anti-piracy collaboration

Content protection services provider Friend MTS has expanded its partnership with intelligent edge platform Akamai. The companies will now offer content owners, broadcasters and operators a new smart server-side A/B variant watermarking solution based on the Friend MTS ASiD OTT Edge-switched technology and Akamai’s Access Revocation solution / technology. Akamai customers now have access to […]

April 23, 2021By Colin Mann

4th Gen ASiD solution from Friend MTS

Content protection services provider Friend MTS has launched 4th Generation ASiD, an enhanced and extended set of subscriber-level watermarking solutions designed to 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 apps. With an increasing need for content owners, broadcasters […]

March 24, 2021By Colin Mann

Anti-piracy partner programme from Friend MTS

Content protection services provider Friend MTS has appointed Dennis Scott as Director, Channel Sales, to drive the effort and engage with the company’s high-profile media partners and customers that include content owners, broadcasters and operators, leading a global partner programme initiative. Friend MTS continues to combat piracy in sports and entertainment with technologies fully developed […]

October 29, 2020By Colin Mann

Friend MTS joins DPP

Content protection services provider Friend MTS has joined The Digital Production Partnership (DPP), an international media industry organisation and business network. In DPP’s global effort to bring customers and suppliers together to solve problems and create opportunities across the whole content supply chain, Friend MTS’s membership offers industry expertise around content protection services as it […]

July 21, 2020