DirecTV selects Friend MTS to protect its sports channels in Latin America

Content and revenue protection specialist Friend MTS announced that DirecTV in Latin America selected the company’s services to provide protection against streaming piracy for its sports channels. The deployment has included the broadcast of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 and will include the Premier League and LaLiga.
Friend MTS has implemented tracking and monitoring services to identify and alert for any illegal retransmission and streaming activities, the company explained in a release. Friend MTS’ global monitoring services use fingerprint-based content recognition to identify content theft in seconds. This monitoring is linked to highly automated take-down services.
“We take content security very seriously in order to protect our sports channels”, says Maria Mariño, Antipiracy Regional Manager, Legal Area, DirecTV in Latin America. “We’re very proactive in tackling streaming piracy, and we deploy sophisticated content protection services against illegal redistribution.”