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OSN enhances platform with Irdeto

June 8, 2023

Irdeto, a specialist in digital platform cybersecurity, and Middle East entertainment network, OSN, habe signed a new contract for Irdeto to provide its App Watch, anti-piracy services, app management and data analytics to the Dubai-based entertainment provider.

Irdeto App Watch is a solution that ensures 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 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 unauthorised activity is flagged immediately.

“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 behaviour which will help the company boost advertising strategies, enhance our portfolio.”

“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,” added Andrew Bunten, COO of Video Entertainment at Irdeto.

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