Pay TV network in MENA looks to ATEME technology to encode video content
PARIS – May 27, 2014 – ATEME, a global leader in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry, today 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 the 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 boasts the most comprehensive portfolio of exclusive rights from all the major Hollywood film studiosincluding 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.
Paul Green, broadcast engineering manager, OSN said:
OSN is continuously increasing its non-linear and digital offerings to customers in direct response to consumer demand within the region. 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.
ATEME is a world leading provider of HEVC / H.265, MPEG-4 / H.264 and MPEG-2 bandwidth efficient compression technology. ATEME encoding solutions are deployed widely for broadcast contribution links, distribution, multi-screen live streaming, OTT and VOD applications. More information is available at www.ateme.com.
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