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MTS appoints Thornberry as COO

Friend MTS, the video content security and anti-piracy provider, has announced the appointment of Simon Thornberry as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Thornberry will focus on enabling the development of existing sports and VoD markets, as well as other content ownership and creation markets, by delivering repeatable, scalable customer experiences, primarily through the increased use of […]

February 12, 2024

Friend MTS opens new Singapore office

Friend MTS, the content security specialist for live and on-demand sports and entertainment, has continued its recent expansion by opening a new office in Singapore. Situated in the bustling heart of Singapore city, the new office continues Friend MTS’s strong global growth in 2023 and emphasises its continued commitment to expansion in the APAC region […]

September 26, 2023

Friend MTS hires Haynes

Friend MTS, the content security specialist, has announced the appointment of Andy Haynes as the new Senior Vice President (SVP) of Engineering. Haynes has over two decades of experience in cyber security and the media industry.“You can measure the success of a company by the list of customers it works with and consistently retains,” commented […]

June 26, 2023

Friend MTS makes trio of appointments

Friend MTS, a provider of video security solutions, has announced the continued expansion of its sales team, with three senior hires. Sam Bahun, VP of Sales North America, Giles Wain, VP of Sales EMEA, and Mark Hollett, New Business Sales Director EMEA will help drive new commercial partnerships in their respective regions.Bahun brings 20 years’ […]

June 19, 2023

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