OSN goes live with ThinkAnalytics Think360 for personalised user experiences in Arabic

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London and LA: ThinkAnalytics today announced that OSN, a leading entertainment hub in the MENA region, has gone live with Think360 on its OSN Streaming service in more than 20 markets, providing subscribers with a personalized user experience, including an enhanced recommendations and sophisticated search engine.      

Think360 is a critical part of OSN’s digital transformation which included a complete technology overhaul and rebranding of its streaming platform for both VOD and linear content to deliver an entirely new user experience designed to increase multi-screen engagement and boost user satisfaction and loyalty.

OSN is using Think360 with a fully managed service from ThinkAnalytics running on AWS for the revamped streaming service. The leading entertainment hub chose Think360 because of its breadth of personalization capabilities, support for multiple languages including Arabic for search, recommendations and content intelligence, plus speed to market. Importantly, OSN wanted a trusted partner with the expertise and experience to deploy on a tight timeline without compromising the quality of the solution for the end user experience. OSN is using the very latest cloud-native version of the Think360 content discovery platform, as well as Think360’s ThinkComposer UX engine and editorial campaign management with ThinkEditorial.

With the new updates to the app, OSN Streaming has a better user experience underpinned by Think360’s machine learning and AI that works seamlessly on any connected device. It includes new features such as multiple profiles for friends and family, children’s profiles with parental control, and improved search and discovery.

OSN Chief Technology Officer Peter Riz, said: “From the outset, our focus has always been on creating the most comprehensive and engaging entertainment experience for our growing number of subscribers. To do so, we needed a partner who could deliver a personalized user experience at scale that would also work across multiple languages. The ThinkAnalytics team delivered on this promise, helping us go live in record time and without disrupting users’ experience.”

“With its world-class streaming app for VOD in multiple languages and countries, OSN brings together a broad collection of shows, movies, and exclusive original productions content, across mobile devices, smart TVs, and through the web. Using Think360, OSN subscribers are guaranteed a personalized user experience across all screens, making it easy for them to find content they will enjoy and encouraging them to explore new shows. This will increase engagement and satisfaction with a direct impact on OSN’s bottom line,” said Peter Docherty, founder and CTO, ThinkAnalytics.

ThinkAnalytics

ThinkAnalytics enables video service providers, studios, broadcasters and media companies to deliver personalized experiences to their customers resulting in significant uplift in viewer engagement, loyalty and ARPU. ThinkAnalytics delivers content discovery and viewer insights to over 80 service providers serving approximately 400 million subscribers in 43 languages with 6 billion recommendations per day, making the company the largest independent content discovery platform worldwide.

Customers include: Astro, Deutsche Telekom, DirecTV Latin America, HBO Latin America, Liberty Global, OSN, Proximus, Rogers, Singtel, Sky, Tata Sky, and Vodafone.

OSN

OSN is the exclusive distributor of The Walt Disney Company’s new Disney+ Originals in the Middle East region, across both its box and streaming services. OSN’s strength is its unbeatable range of exclusive programming and best-in-class entertainment led by its long-term partnerships with studio majors including Disney, HBO, NBC Universal, Fox, Paramount, MGM, and Sony to name a few. OSN is the home for premium and nowhere-else content in Arabic, English, Filipino. OSN broadcasts the latest content at the same minute as in the US, including popular series, blockbuster movies, and the best in kids and lifestyle programming. In addition, OSN also provides entertainment content for devices such as laptops, tablets and mobile phones via its online and mobile app entertainment platform, offering movies and series on the go.