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


DENVER– June 15, 2021– 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).

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.”   

“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.   

To learn more about the entire CTSuite, including the Cloud TV Suite visit:  https://www.comcasttechnologysolutions.com/ctsuite

About Comcast Technology Solutions

Comcast Technology Solutions offers a portfolio of technology solutions, the CTSuite, that provides the industry with the technology, scale and expertise to expand and navigate the rapidly changing media and entertainment technology landscape. We invent technology that solves industry challenges, reimagines what is possible, and transforms businesses for an ever-changing world. Built on Comcast’s know-how, proven facilities, scalable platforms, and infrastructure, Comcast Technology Solutions offers more than 20 years of reliable real-world broadcast and digital experience. We partner with customers to redefine expectations and deliver the future to global audiences. For more information, visit www.comcasttechnologysolutions.com.

Media Contacts:

Comcast Technology Solutions

Lynn Green, 720-413-4108, lynn_green@comcast.com

JLM Partners for Comcast Technology Solutions

Jeremy Pemble, 206-930-7998, jeremy@jlmpartners.com

About OSN

OSN is the region’s leading entertainment hub with a history of providing exceptional value for customers with its focus on exclusive and in-demand content, and innovative digital platforms for anywhere, anytime access.

OSN is the exclusive distributor of The Walt Disney Company’s new Disney+ Originals in the Middle East region, across both its box and streaming services. OSN’s strength is its unbeatable range of exclusive programming and best-in-class entertainment led by its long-term partnerships with studio majors including Disney, HBO, NBC Universal, Fox, Paramount, MGM, and Sony to name a few.

OSN is the home for premium and nowhere-else content in Arabic, English, Filipino. OSN broadcasts the latest content at the same minute as in the US, including popular series, blockbuster movies, and the best in kids and lifestyle programming. In addition, OSN also provides entertainment content for devices such as laptops, tablets and mobile phones via its online and mobile app entertainment platform, offering movies and series on the go.

OSN has been at the forefront of digital technology innovation in the Middle East introducing OSN on Demand, the region's first VOD service. OSN’s ambition is to deliver entertainment everywhere for everyone, which is informed by the company’s three key pillars: A customer-first approach, unrivaled exclusive content and unbeatable value.

Stream now: https://stream.osn.com/

Media Contacts:

Amjad Saqer, GolinMENA

ASaqer@Golin.ae, +971 50 8664910

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