Friend MTS ASiD watermarking gains Cartesian approval | Security | News | Rapid TV News
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Having spent over 12 months in discussions with all major Hollywood studios, MovieLabs and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), security consultancy Cartesian has completed robustness tests for the Friend MTS watermarking solution.

The Friend MTS’ ASiD subscriber watermarking service incorporates global channel monitoring with fingerprint-based content recognition. It can connect with subscriber management systems to deactivate streaming piracy, securing live channels, PPV events and on-demand assets.

The set of 97 watermark robustness tests compiled by Cartesian 97 is said to replicate many of the key tampering techniques used by video pirates with live and on-demand content, including compression, downscaling, cropping, aspect ratio alteration and collusion.

“The robustness testing is very challenging, and includes shaky phone recordings plus collusion tests using a blend of multiple videos,” explained Cartesian head of security consulting Brian Paxton. “However, the tests need to be tough to represent the breadth of tampering and processing techniques seen in illegal content redistribution.”