Premier League ramping up protection of live broadcasts with Friend MTS

Friend MTS has today confirmed that it has been appointed by The Premier League to help secure its pay TV licensees’ OTT and TV Everywhere streams across the globe.

Using its global internet monitoring system and network forensics capability, Friend MTS will identify where security weaknesses are being exploited, and the Premier League notified.

Kevin Plumb, head of legal services for The Premier League, says: “Protecting the distribution of our live games across all video platforms is paramount to us and our broadcast partners. By working with Friend MTS we will be able to identify any platform leaks, thereby ensuring that they can be fixed quickly.”

Friend MTS’ CEO Jonathan Friend adds: “The Premier League is always innovating and evolving in its approach to piracy, and our new partnership will enhance this further by identifying real-world exploits of platform security vulnerabilities. By making it harder for licensed services to become sources for piracy, and preventing cascading cases of ‘pirates pirating pirates’, this degrades the quality of illegitimate services and reduces the economic threat to rights holders.”

Friend MTS is featuring the full range of its content protection solutions on IBC stand 1.A44.

Friend adds: “We will demonstrate how pay-tv platforms, broadcasters and content producers worldwide are using our technology and services to give them back complete control of the distribution of their channels and content.”

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