Birmingham, UK – Friend MTS, the content and revenue protection specialist, today announced that castLabs, a global pioneer in premium digital video technology, has joined the ASiD Watermarking Partner Program to better protect premium content from streaming piracy on OTT connected devices.
“Integrating Friend MTS’ ASiD subscriber watermarking within our PRESTOplay video player SDKs, alongside our DRMtoday DRM licensing service and existing content protection functionality, bolsters our protected playback offer for our customers”, said Dr Susanne Guth-Orlowski, VP Business Development & Sales at castLabs. “This meets the needs of many premium content providers that are mandating subscriber level watermarking, especially for premium live services.”
Friend MTS’ ASiD service incorporates global channel monitoring with fingerprint-based content recognition, and this integrates tightly with watermarking for subscriber identification. This highly automated, client-side service is easily deployed, and is ideal for broadcast and OTT applications.
Allied with the concurrent stream-limiting (CSL) functionality of castLabs’ DRMtoday which provides rapid stream termination, the ASiD service can stop streaming piracy within minutes to secure live channels, PPV events and on-demand assets.
“It’s great to see castLabs join other OTT player providers in the ASiD Watermarking Partner Program”, said Simon Hanna, Partnerships Director at Friend MTS. “We’ll continue to expand this program during 2018, and will be partnering with set-top box SoC suppliers, middleware vendors, application developers and system integrators.”
More information about Friend MTS’ content protection services is available at www.friendmts.com. For information about castLabs’ end-to-end video delivery solutions, visit castlabs.com.
About Friend MTS
Friend MTS protects content and revenues for many of the world’s largest media and entertainment companies. Its broadcast and OTT security services protect premium live channels and events, as well as on demand entertainment programming from illegal redistribution. The company’s suite of managed services includes global monitoring using advanced network forensics technology and fingerprint-based automatic content recognition. This enables detailed insights on illicit video consumption and network-level piracy mitigation. The monitoring capability, coupled with the world’s most deployed subscriber-level watermarking technology and direct integrations with subscriber management systems, allows the rapid, automated termination of illegal sources of service or content theft. For more information about Friend MTS, visit www.friendmts.com
castLabs pioneers software and cloud services for digital video markets worldwide. The company provides solutions to easily enable the secure distribution of premium movie, TV, and audio assets for high-quality video experiences. Their range of applications and services are designed to help businesses deliver DRM-protected content over a large selection of consumer devices and platforms. castLabs is based in Los Angeles, California, and Berlin, Germany. To learn more about castLabs products and services, please visit castlabs.com.