Fortium Technologies is a leading provider of digital content protection solutions for film, entertainment and broadcast industries. Fortium's products solve problems with the minimum amount of impact on user workflows, meaning they are used across the board on a vast array of media content. We have been developing digital content security solutions since 1999 with the core aim of keeping sensitive content secure from pirates, hackers and unintentional distribution for some of the biggest media companies in the world.
There are many ways in which digital content can be pirated. Sources of piracy stem from pre-release TV, movies and music including from production and post-production, pre-release distribution, and pre-release screenings. Research shows that on average pre-release piracy causes a 19.1% decrease in revenue compared to piracy that occurs post-release (Source “An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Pre-Release Movie Piracy on Box-Office Revenue” by Carnegie Mellon University). MediaSeal is designed to pro-actively defend against damaging pre-release leaks in film and TV production safeguarding new release sales revenues for content owners. Encryption at-rest is a CDSA recommended best practice.
Fortium’s products are like an insurance policy in the sense that content owners can protect themselves against loss. We license our software products to a wide range of customers and partners helping them to gain greater value for their digital products. Customers include NBC Universal, Disney, Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros, Paramount Studios, Technicolor and Deluxe. We have a re-seller network and our products provide significant revenue generating opportunities.
We are a leading provider of content protection solutions for the film entertainment and broadcast industries.
We work with both major, international studios and small independent videographers that create unique video content.
Tony is co-founder and CEO of Fortium. He leads the business in creating exciting new software & hardware technologies and is responsible for designing products from initial concept through to commercial release. Tony has won awards for software and electronics innovation throughout his career, and is a qualified microelectronics engineer. His background is in electronics, software, sound engineering and broadcast.
His prior career was at Echo Recording Studios, S4C (Channel 4 Wales, HTV, ITV, BBC Wales, BBC). He won the 1995 Welsh Office Award for Innovation in Acoustics Design; the 1996 Princes Trust Full Bursary Award for Innovation & Design; and 1997 Young Welsh Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Marketing & Research Director
Peter is a co-founder of Fortium and is director of research & marketing. His background spans new media, publishing and the hospitality sectors. Peter has help Fortium Technologies grow into an established and respected provider of digital security for the film and entertainment sector. Prior to this, he was also Editor of Insurance Specialist and Compliance Y2K. In a fast changing digital world Peter has successfully identified and opened up new markets into which Fortium is successfully providing unique technology solutions.
Ceri is Fortium’s COO and has grown from software developer into a key leader of the company, heading the operational team as a trusted software security provider within entertainment. He works day-to-day in creating and improving the industry leading products Fortium is known for, reaching the high expectations Fortium clients expect. Ceri also leads software integrations into third party products and has developed a vast knowledge of the cyber security space over the past decade.
Chief Product Officer | Software Craftsman
Lee joined Fortium in 2002 as a Software Developer and is now the Chief Product Officer. He leads the development teams with a focus on software craftsmanship, agile principles, and creating a culture of self-organizing, self-motivated people. His passion for code was first discovered when he was just 8 years old when his father showed him how to write his first ‘hello world’ program in QBasic. After many a lost evening copying code listings out of computer magazines, his enthusiasm grew further and was soon writing fully-functional social media and networking applications in secondary school. After completing his computer science degree at Cardiff University he then joined Fortium and quickly had to learn to write ‘proper real-world code’.
Throughout his career, Lee has worked on a great number of projects spanning a wide variety of technologies and programming languages, and while he specializes in C++ desktop applications, he can be found secretly dabbling in C# creating web projects, and doing coding kata's in Java.
Lee is a massive proponent of personal-development and encourages his team to push the boundaries of their skills and knowledge through training, pair programming, attending conferences and code retreats, and setting extra-curricular fitness goals.
Business Development Lead - Hollywood
Adam Krentzman leads U.S. business development for Fortium. With nearly 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Adam previously served as a motion picture packaging agent at CAA. There, he represented directors and producers including Michael Bay, Michael Mann, Antoine Fuqua, Jerry Bruckheimer and Bill Condon, and more than 50 studio films, including Bad Boys, Casino, Good Fellas, Training Day and Hellraiser. He is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University and lives in Los Angeles.