OSN to introduce multiscreen broadband TV with KIT digital24 November 2011
Leading Middle Eastern and North African pay TV platform OSN has selected KIT digital to serve as its premier global technology provider.
KIT digital will work with OSN to design, develop and deploy a new OTT (over-the-top) video platform that will deliver OSN’s content to millions of users across 24 countries as a complement to traditional satellite TV services. The platform will support subscription, transactional and advertising-funded business models for VoD and live streaming. OSN will leverage the KIT Connected Device Framework to deliver apps featuring both VoD streaming and live TV channels.
David Butorac, CEO of OSN, commented: “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, utilising the native features for each device to enable unique interactive content experiences.”
Kaleil Isaza Tuzman (pictured), chairman and CEO of KIT digital, added: “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.”