Friend MTS has extended its anti-piracy services contract with Italian football league Serie A for a further three years.
The league will continue to use the company’s global monitoring services which provide real-time identification of illegal streams of live Lega Serie A content, and have helped to detect, deter and disable a significant number of pirate operations in Europe and around the world.
“Piracy degrades the value of Lega Serie A’s premium content and causes serious damage to the Italian football industry and the wider economy,” said Luisella Fusco, head of media operations and broadcast, Lega Serie A. “We at Lega Serie A are passionate about the protection of our sport, and are extremely pleased to be continuing our long-standing partnership with Friend MTS to help us increase our efforts to identify and halt content piracy activities.”
Jonathan Friend, chief product officer at Friend MTS added: “As the fight against digital piracy continues to evolve, we’re excited to continue our important work with Lega Serie A that includes a proven track record of identifying illegal sharing services and the infrastructure used to deliver infringing streams. We value our partnership with Lega Serie A, which is a reflection of the content protection successes that we have achieved together over the last decade.”