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Friend MTS launches ASiD OTT

The watermarking solution provides enhanced protection against video-domain attacks and OTT player interference

Friend MTS has launched ASiD OTT, which the company said combines third-generation, ultra-robust subscriber-level watermarking with global content monitoring.
ASiD OTT is designed to deliver “highly responsive” security for the latest 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) and high dynamic range (HDR) content, as well as HD/SD channels, by stopping content theft in just minutes.

ASiD OTT protects live and on-demand content, and its invisibility and speed of response makes it ideal for premium live sports and entertainment, according to Friend MTS. New watermarking algorithms provide advanced protection against video-domain attacks, one of today’s most serious piracy threats.

There is also enhanced payload handling to protect over-the-top (OTT) services against subscriber identity interference. Additionally, there are extra code hooks to provide faster detection of any interference of the OTT player integration, which can trigger the revoking of a subscriber’s access to secure the content.

Simon Williamson, chief commercial officer, Friend MTS, said: “ASiD OTT is deployable within hours, and importantly, it can transform the level of piracy of channels in just days. For instance, when ASiD was introduced by a major broadcaster, which accounted for 60% of the sports channel piracy in its market, this level was reduced to less than 1% within weeks.

“It is believed that more video pirates have been caught in real time with ASiD than any other system available to pay-TV operators.”

IBC2018 visitors can find out more about ASiD OTT at booth 1.A58, where Friend MTS is exhibiting.

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