OSN to Launch Multiscreen Broadband TV Service With KIT digital
OSN, the ultimate destination for the widest choice of Western and Arabic entertainment in the Middle East and North Africa, broadcasts channels in Arabic, English, and Filipino languages. OSN currently offers 93 exclusive channels, which consist of owned and operated, as well as third-party (e.g. Disney, Discovery, National Geographic and other) channels. The current lineup includes 19 high-definition channels with Dolby Digital audio delivered through state-of-the-art file-based technology.
David Butorac, CEO of OSN, said: "KIT digital's advanced solutions, unparalleled experience and global footprint support our commitment to providing the very best in next-generation premium content options to our customers, and keeps us on the cutting edge of this burgeoning field of digital entertainment. OSN has been a leader in adopting innovative technology, such as HD and 3D, and now we are determined to expand into multiple screen delivery. Consumer demand for aggregation of premium and social content to a variety of new connected devices provides a great new arena to bundle content with devices, utilizing the native features for each device to enable unique interactive content experiences."
KIT digital will work with OSN to deploy a digital multiscreen platform that will support subscription, transactional and advertising-funded business models for video-on-demand and live streaming. The solution will deliver a wide variety of OSN content to its customers over a range of connected devices. OSN will be leveraging the KIT Connected Device Framework to deliver apps featuring both VoD streaming and live TV channels.
Kaleil Isaza Tuzman, chairman and CEO of KIT digital, commented: "OSN is one of the best run and most respected pay TV operators in the world, and we won this client in the context of strong competition. Our deployment of a world-beating OTT platform for OSN is a milestone in the ongoing expansion of KIT digital and underscores our long-standing presence in the Middle East and North Africa. OSN will now be able to leverage the KIT Video Platform to significantly increase operational workflow efficiencies while delivering advanced broadband TV experiences to audiences anytime, anywhere."
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