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OSN Enhances Platform with App Security and Analytics Powered by Irdeto

Irdeto’s solutions will ensure the integrity of the apps running on OSNtv, keeping consumers safe while reaping the benefits the Android TVTM platform brings.

AMSTERDAM – June 8, 2023 – Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform cybersecurity and leading Middle East entertainment network, OSN, signed a new contract for Irdeto to provide its award-winning App Watch, anti-piracy services, app management and data analytics to the Dubai-based entertainment provider.

Irdeto App Watch is an award-winning solution that will ensure the integrity of the apps running on OSN’s Android TV STBs while leveraging the benefits the Android TV platform brings. It also provides OSN with resources to take steps to address problematic use of apps and plug-ins.

Irdeto’s solutions will provide OSN with tools to efficiently combat content piracy and protect against malicious use of applications that can impact the performance of its STBs and potential cyberattacks. Irdeto will also provide the TV operator with global and regional reporting on piracy data for apps and plug-ins and will manage the service on OSN’s behalf to ensure any unauthorized activity is flagged immediately.

Irdeto has a successful track record in the region complying with complex local regulations and also has a strong local presence with multidisciplinary teams to support its clients’ needs.

“Irdeto’s App Watch has made a true difference to our operations as we can protect against potential piracy more efficiently now,” said Melvin Saldanha, Director of Technology at OSN. “Irdeto’s solution will also provide insights on consumer behavior which will help the company boost advertising strategies, enhance our portfolio.” the executive added.

“We’re excited to renew our partnership with our highly valued partner OSN. The consumer demand for the best quality and safe content is rising. OSN’s adoption of Irdeto App Watch and other anti-piracy solutions allows them to provide excellent service to customers across the MENA region. At the same time, we help to keep their content and customers safe and provide invaluable consumer insights.” said Andrew Bunten, COO of Video Entertainment at Irdeto.

Pay-TV operators can learn more about Irdeto App Watch here.


About Irdeto

Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform cybersecurity, empowering businesses to innovate for a secure, connected future. Building on over 50 years of expertise in security, Irdeto’s services and solutions protect revenue, enable growth and fight cybercrime in video entertainment, video games, and connected industries including transport, health and infrastructure. With teams around the world, Irdeto’s greatest asset is its people and diversity is celebrated through an inclusive workplace, where everyone has an equal opportunity to drive innovation and support Irdeto’s success. Irdeto is the preferred security partner to empower a secure world where people can connect with confidence.

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About OSN

OSN is the leading service for premium entertainment servicing the MENA region in 22 countries featuring exclusive and in-demand premium global and local hit tv series and films. OSN delivers content across multiple divisions: OSN+, OSNtv, and b2b offerings in every market. Home to the most compelling content from around the world, OSN spearheads premium content including Western, Arabic, Turkish and more across divisions, distinctively known for broadcasting the latest content on the same day as the US, including popular series, blockbuster movies, and the best in kids and lifestyle programming. 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. By seamlessly bringing together Global Network Partnerships, Studios, and Originals, along with reimagined Linear channels, OSN provides an ecosystem of entertainment.

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For more information, contact:
Irdeto Media Team
Sabrina Orlov
Tel. +1 343 997 7220