United Arab Emirates’ OSN Taps ATEME for Software Transcoding

ATEME announced that OSN has selected ATEME’s TITAN software transcoding solution to encode premium content for Video-on-Demand (VOD), in support of a new high-end VOD service launched this spring.

TITAN KFE is a multi-codec/multi-format file-based video transcoding software solution. TITAN KFE maximizes the video quality and bandwidth efficiency of content for delivery to television, mobile and Internet. It can transcode any mezzanine file to MPEG-2, H.264 and HEVC for VOD, push-VOD, catch-up TV and adaptive streaming services. TITAN KFE is now in production in the Dubai Media City headquarters of OSN in the United Arab Emirates.

OSN is a leading pay-TV network in the MENA region offering Western, Arabic, South Asian, and Filipino entertainment. OSN is home to over 140 channels of value entertainment, offering viewers in the MENA region exclusive access to blockbuster movies, top rated series, sports, documentaries, news, kid’s entertainment and live talk shows.

“OSN is continuously increasing its non-linear and digital offerings to customers in direct response to consumer demand within the region,” says Paul Green, broadcast engineering manager, OSN. “As we prepared to expand our premium Video-on-Demand service, on our award winning OSN Plus HD hybrid set top box, we sought a solution that would provide our customers with the best possible video quality.”

OSN boasts the most comprehensive portfolio of exclusive rights from all the major Hollywood film studios including Warner Brothers, Paramount, Fox, Disney, Sony, MGM, Universal, and DreamWorks and offers access to the world’s leading television brands including the Disney Channel, Sky News, Discovery Network, and National Geographic.

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