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Digital TV Research: MENA pay TV ARPU in decline

Pay TV revenues are set to grow in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) between 2017 and 2023 but at a lower rate than subscription numbers, according to Digital TV Research. The Middle East and North Africa Pay TV Forecasts report said the figures indicate that average revenues per user (ARPU) must be falling […]

OSN welcomes arrest of illegal cable operators

Middle East pay TV provider OSN has welcomed the arrest of three individuals alleged to be behind a large-scale illegal cable operation in Kuwait. According to Kuwait’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID), three Indian men have been arrested after successful raids in a residential area of Salmiya, where they had been operating a sophisticated illegal cable […]

OSN launches new streaming service

Middle East pay TV platform OSN has launched a new streaming service, Wavo, available on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Wavo offers a mix of live and catch-up TV, movies, series and a mix of western and Arabic content, according to the pay TV outfit. The service is targeted primarily at the growing […]

OSN launches kids channel with Mega Max Media

Middle East pay TV provider OSN has launched a new kids channel, OSN Kids Zone, in partnership with Mega Max Media and Middle East distributor Magmedia International. The channel, aimed at kids aged two to eight, incudes shows such as Barney & Friends, Thomas & Friends, Transformers Rescue Bots, Heroes of the City and My […]

Paramount Channel added to OSN

Viacom has agreed an expanded deal with OSN and its Nickelodeon, NickToon and Paramount Channel will now all be carried on the Middle Eastern pay TV platform. The Teen Nick On Demand service will also be added as part of the new deal. Paramount Channel, which internationally is movie-focused although a new Paramount net is […]

OSN revamps offering with flexible packages as competition bites

Middle East pay TV provider OSN has revamped its offering with new packs and new price points in the wake of an extensive customer research project across 40,000 homes in the region. The new services will be made commercially available from tomorrow. The company is offering customers a choice of new sports, movies and entertainment […]

OSN adding new on-demand services and movie channel from Disney

Middle East pay TV provider OSN has struck an extended deal with Disney, enabling it to launch four additional services – Disney Channel Pop Pick Play, Disney Forever, Disney English and Disney Channel Hindi as branded on-demand services and as part of the OSN Play service. The agreement also covers first-pay movies from across The […]

OSN strikes new deal with UFC

Middle East pay TV provider OSN has struck a new long-term exclusive carriage deal with combat sports outfit UFC. The renewal means that all UFC content including live events, pre and post-event shows, and The Ultimate Fighter reality series, will be available exclusively for OSN subscribers in the region. OSN and UFC together will also […]

BeIN Media opens retail outlets across UAE

Qatar-based Middle East pay TV and media group BeIN Media has opened six retail outlets in the UAE, the home territory of its rival OSN, with plans to extend its retail presence to Abu Dhabi and further locations in Dubai in the next couple of months. The operator’s first six retails outlets are in the […]

OSN launches dedicated Bond channel

Middle East pay TV operator OSN is launching a pop-up James Bond channel that will air all 24 Bond movies in HD for seven weeks from today. In addition to movies such as Dr. No, Moonraker, Goldfinger and more recent Daniel Craig-starring outing Spectre, the channel will feature additional content including a short-lived Casino Royale […]