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Gibbs appointed Friend MTS Sales SVP

Video security solutions provider Friend MTS has confirmed the appointment of Chris Gibbs as Senior Vice President of Global Sales as the company expands its global footprint and drives growth in new markets. The appointment further strengthens the Friend MTS Leadership Team which recently saw Shane McCarthy join as the new CEO and Daniel Harris […]

February 22, 2023By Colin Mann

McCarthy named CEO at Friend MTS

Friend MTS, a provider of content protection and video security services, has announced the appointment of Shane McCarthy as Chief Executive Officer. McCarthy previously worked as COO at Irdeto, and President for International Business at Pace. He was Founder and CEO of Caldero, a professional services consultancy within the video entertainment market, and currently sits […]

February 1, 2023

Friend MTS appoints Harris as Chair

Friend MTS, a provider of content protection and anti-piracy services, has announced the appointment of Daniel Harris as Chair of its board of directors. Harris takes over the position from Michael Joseph, who had been fulfilling the role of interim Chair following the investment by private equity firm NorthEdge in Friend MTS in September 2022. […]

January 23, 2023

Investment boost for Friend MTS expansion

Video content and platform security solutions provider Friend MTS has received what it says is a significant investment by private equity firm NorthEdge. The investment will enable Friend MTS further to expand its portfolio of video content security SaaS solutions, and to deliver revenue-securing technology to core markets of sports and media, as well as […]

September 6, 2022By Colin Mann

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