Orbit to launch multiscreen service

Middle Eastern pay TV platform Orbit Showtime Network is launching a digital platform that will allow subscribers to watch programming on tablet computers and smartphones.

The operator will launch My OSN later this year or early next year and will offer a catch up service and some channels streamed online.

David Butorac, the chief executive of the Orbit Showtime Network, said: “You’d be able to catch up with your favourite series online. It’s a big step forward. We will expand the OSN experience to be across multiple platforms – so not just the broadcast platform that there is today, but also across tablets, smartphones and online.”

The platform operator, is, separately, launching a new general entertainment channel OSN Yahala! HD. The high definition channel, which will launch over satellite in the Middle East and across Africa, will air a mix of entertainment and drama series and Hollywood movies.

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