OSN rebrands channels and launches new services

Middle East pay TV provider OSN Group has rebranded its exclusive 18 channels offering with a launch of nine new and revamped channels. OSN has given its exclusive 18 channel line-up a new look and feel. The revamped channels include dedicated Arabic content services OSN Yahala, OSN Yahala Bil Arabi and OSN Yahala Aflam alongside international content-focused services OSN […]

OSN names Kawkabani as new CEO

Middle East pay TV operator OSN Group has named Joe Kawkabani as its new CEO, effective immediately. Kawkabani has been a board member and a close partner to the OSN leadership team working on the vision and strategy across all divisions. Kawkabani previously served as the group chief investment officer at KIPCO, OSN’s parent company. […]

OSN launches new streaming offering OSN+

Middle East media outfit OSN Group has launched OSN+, a new premium streaming service that replaces the existing OSN streaming App.  The pay TV operator said that OSN+ marks the beginning of a new chapter for the group, embracing the growth opportunities presented by the growing MENA SVOD landscape. The group said that it was […]

OSN expands deal with Endeavor Content

Middle East pay TV operator OSN has expanded its partnership with Endeavor Content, with the addition of new content on an exclusive basis for its service. The line-up of content includes romcom Wolf Like Me, Michael Mann-directed HBO Max crime series Tokyo Vice and drama series Conversations with Friends and Tell Me Your Secrets. Other shows coming […]

OSN extends licensing agreement as MENA home of HBO

Middle East pay TV operator OSN has strengthened its partnership with HBO and extended its exclusive licensing agreement for the US programmer’s content. OSN, which said the agreement cemented its position as the exclusive home for HBO programming across the MENA region, will exclusively carry complete boxsets of HBO content including Game of Thrones, The […]

Moonbug Kids lands on OSN

Moonbug Entertainment has partnered with MENA entertainment hub OSN to launch the first Moonbug Kids branded linear preschool kids’ channel in the region. Launching on 23 December, the channel will offer 24/7 access to Moonbug’s full collection of kids’ programming, including Cocomelon, Blippi, Morphle and Little Baby Bum. All content will be available in English, with Arabic and […]

OTT to overtake pay TV in MENA

OTT revenues are set to overtake pay TV in the MENA region over the coming years. According to new figures from Dataxis, the growth of local players such as Shahid VIP, Starzplay and OSN along with international streamers such as Netflix and Amazon Prime will see OTT become the driving force in TV within five […]

OSN opens Box of Wonders

Middle East pay TV operator OSN has launched a new offering with a new user interface and enhanced features called OSN Box of Wonders. According to OSN, Box of Wonders will offer MENA customers the region’s fastest content discovery journey, promising content discovery in just three clicks. Using AI technology and Machine Learning to optimise […]

Omdia: MENA pay TV faces shift to OTT and break up of sports rights

The TV business in the Middle East and North Africa region faces big changes over the course of next year as satellite pay TV operators switch to offering OTT services to take on cord cutting, sports rights holders move to selling rights on a country-by-country basis and OTT providers start to invest significant amounts in […]

OSN launches Binge Channel with Game of Thrones marathon

Middle East pay TV provider OSN is to launch a new linear Binge Channel in April that will offer what the company calls an uninterrupted marathon-viewing experience. The Binge Channel will kick off on April 1 with an offering of five back-to-back episodes of seasons one to seven of Game of Thrones every night from […]

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