OSN selects Bitmovin for WAVO platform

OSN selects Bitmovin for WAVO platform
Published: 8 April 2019 - 8:35 a.m.
By: Pranav Vadehra

The WAVO online streaming platform is supported by OSN, the leading entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa. OSN's digital platform offers rich content including live TV, shows on demand, hit movies and a catch-up platform for popular TV series in English and Arabic.

“Our viewers want the widest range of content on all their devices and at an affordable price, without compromising on video quality. Bitmovin Encoding enables us to deliver high quality content across our Media Supply Chain, allowing us to offer the richest experience on our streaming service WAVO,” said Dave Mace, Cloud and Digital Services, OSN.

OSN has adopted Bitmovin Encoding because of its rich feature set and API approach to building its platform. Bitmovin’s solution provides advanced encoding features, such as multi-codec, per-title and three-pass encoding, allowing OSN to select the best options for each piece of content and to adjust the bitrate requirements to optimize the delivery of each asset. These features allow OSN to offer content on the platform faster, significantly improve picture quality and reduce operational costs.

“Consumers in the MENA region embraced online video early on and demand high quality content that is available at any time and on any device,” said Stefan Lederer, CEO at Bitmovin. “OSN has a track record of investing in innovative and creative technology to offer the most advanced, comfortable and affordable viewing experience to its subscribers. We are proud that OSN selected Bitmovin to help facilitate its Media Supply Chain workflows and optimize content encoding to the highest standard.”

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