OSN Selects Comcast Technology Solutions for Streaming Video Service Across Middle East and North Africa

OSN Streaming App, powered by Comcast Technology Solutions, provides consumers with instant access to popular and exclusive series, movies, and more in multiple languages across screens

Comcast Technology Solutions, a division of Comcast Cable that provides media and entertainment technology to content providers, operators, and advertisers, announced today that its Cloud TV Suite serves the back-end platform for OSN’s video entertainment service, OSN Streaming App. OSN Streaming App provides a multi-screen video entertainment experience to consumers across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

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OSN is the leading entertainment network provider across MENA, offering an extensive range of exclusive and original programming and popular shows and movies – all in one place. The OSN Streaming App is a direct-to-consumer, subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service, powered by Comcast Technology Solutions, that enables viewers to watch their favorite shows across connected TVs, computers, smartphones, and tablets.

“At OSN, our focus is to create the most comprehensive and engaging entertainment experience for consumers throughout MENA,” said Peter Riz, Chief Technology Officer of OSN. “Our OSN Streaming App brings together a collection of unrivaled shows, movies, and exclusive original productions content, across all the countries we serve. To make that possible, we selected Comcast Technology Solutions for their end-to-end Cloud TV Suite to support us, and centralize, manage, and deliver our service at scale. Comcast Technology Solutions provides us the ability to continually refresh, secure, and deliver our content, in multiple languages, on the screen of choice for our subscribers.”  

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“With their highly anticipated streaming app, OSN has set the bar for a premium digital entertainment service across MENA,” said Bart Spriester, Vice President and General Manager of the Content and Streaming Provider Suite for Comcast Technology Solutions. “We are very proud that we can provide a comprehensive solution that enables OSN to deliver a world class entertainment experience today and for years to come. Our commitment is to help alleviate complexity behind the scenes and to enable innovative services while accelerating critical time to market as we did for OSN. Our close partnership drove a commercial launch in less than six months, which speaks volumes of the power of the technology and collaboration”

Specifically, OSN is using the Cloud TV Suite from Comcast Technology Solutions, which includes a comprehensive video management platform for centralized ingest of video assets; easy workflow management; multi-language metadata management; video processing; content protection; entitlements, availability windows, and rights enforcement; data analytics and insights; and content delivery and publishing across devices and apps. In addition, Comcast Technology Solutions provides OSN with VOD workflow, including transcoding, and its Content Delivery Network (CDN) Suite for distribution and linear processing–all integrated into a single service level agreement and support model. 

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