PixAlert chosen to help secure Middle East and North African TV network OSN

3 Apr 2013

Dublin-headquartered security software provider PixAlert has been chosen by the leading pay TV network in the Middle East and North African OSN to help protect its network.

The contract will see PixAlert’s data auditing technology implemented throughout OSN’s extensive network, which spans across six countries throughout the Middle East and North African (MENA) regions.   

OSN manages a comprehensive portfolio of exclusive rights from all the major studios, including Warner Brothers, Paramount, Fox, Disney, Sony, MGM, Universal and DreamWorks, with exclusive access to leading television brands including Disney, Discovery Network and National Geographic.

“As a leading broadcaster, OSN understands the value of protecting the integrity and security of their customer’s highly confidential information from the risk of data breach and loss,” explained Vivian Cullen, head of International Business at PixAlert. 

“Our technology will enable OSN to efficiently maintain security standards while minimising risk and improving compliance capabilities,” Cullen added.

OSN has changed the TV-viewing experience in the region, bringing viewers quality entertainment through 36 high-definition channels and is currently the only network offering a full HD bouquet of channels, as well as 3D entertainment.

“As pioneers of the next-generation user experience, we are constantly improving our business process to ensure that this objective is transferred across all levels of our customer’s journey,” Bas Wijne, director of Information Services at OSN, explained.

“PixAlert’s advanced security competencies fit with OSN’s approach and will enable us to manage and improve consumer data protection in a consistent and compliant manner throughout our network,” Wijne added

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years