Dubai, UAE, 31st July, 2012: OSN viewers across the region can now access premium Arabic and English entertainment and live sport on-the-go with the launch of OSN Play on a brand new device, the iPad. OSN Play’s iPad service adds to the state-of-the-art and innovative viewing experiences already offered by the broadcaster.
Introduced in March this year, OSN Play is the region’s first online TV platform, providing customers with added value, convenience and enjoyment from their OSN subscription. The launch of OSN Play on the iPad reaffirms OSN’s position as the region’s leading broadcaster by putting online content streaming at the forefront of its digital offering and allowing viewers to enjoy the TV they love outside their homes.
David Butorac, CEO of OSN said: “Focusing on the future and adding to the OSN viewing experience, our key objective is not only to showcase our premium content offering but to bring versatility to viewers by adapting the latest content on different platforms at no extra charge. We are widening our offering to continue supplying our customers with a premium service that matches their lifestyle and puts viewers in charge of their entertainment.”
Emad Morcos, Vice President, Strategic & Business Development at OSN added: “OSN Play has been a great success with thousands of our subscribers registering to the service and enjoying their favourite TV on additional devices. I’m proud that we are the first in the region to introduce digital viewing on the extremely popular iPad device, giving our viewers access to premium content anytime, anywhere.”
OSN Play is absolutely free for OSN subscribers. All they need to do is register on OSN’s website (www.osn.com) and download the free OSN Play application from Apple’s iTunes. Once registered, iPad owners can access OSN Play and enjoy hundreds of hours of on demand content including the biggest movies, the latest series, sports, news and more in the palm of their hands. The timing couldn’t be better, with the biggest sporting event of the year, the London 2012 Olympics Games in full swing. In addition to 9 Sports TV channels, fans can experience OSN’s unprecedented coverage of the Games via OSN Play’s 10 dedicated live streaming channels ensuring that viewers won’t miss a second of the action.
With recent *research revealing that 38 percent of viewers would like to watch movies and their favourite shows on their tablet or iPad, OSN Play via iPad means more convenience especially during Ramadan. OSN brings a breadth of content during the holy month with new and exclusive Arabic programming which is available on OSN Play to watch on multiple devices including the newly launched iPad.
OSN Play offers hundreds of hours of premium content available for online viewing for OSN subscribers, with both an English and Arabic online interface. OSN’s exclusive deals with major studios including Warner Brothers, Fox and Disney guarantees viewers a line-up of the biggest and best movies and series from Hollywood and beyond. Viewers now have more control over when and how they watch their preferred shows either on TV, the computer or laptop or now on the iPad.
*The research was conducted by OSN to subscribers based in the UAE, KSA, Egypt and Kuwait during telephone interviews in March 2012. The survey respondents were aged between 15 and 45+ years of age.
OSN is the ultimate destination for the widest choice of brand new premium Western, Arabic and Filipino entertainment in the Middle East and Africa. OSN is the home of 100 channels filled with great value entertainment, offering viewers in the MENA region exclusive access to the latest blockbuster movies, top rated series, sports, documentaries, news, kid’s entertainment, and live talk shows. The movie offering includes over a 100 movie premieres a month uncut and uninterrupted so viewers can watch movies the way they were meant to be watched.
OSN boasts the most comprehensive portfolio of exclusive rights from all the major studios including Warner Brothers, Paramount, Fox, Disney, Sony, MGM, Universal and DreamWorks and offers access to the worlds leading television brands including Disney channel, Sky News, Discovery Network and Nat Geo.
As the leader in innovation, OSN has changed the TV viewing experience in the region and brings viewers quality entertainment through 28 High Definition channels and currently is the only network offering a full HD bouquet of channels as well as 3D entertainment in the region. OSN was the first to launch the DVR, the OSN SHOWBOX HD, the regions first online TV platform, OSN Play and the region’s first VOD service, OSN on Demand offering viewers the opportunity to watch over 1000 movies and over 52 latest seasons of the top series over the year in full HD quality and Dolby Digital sound.
The OSN Platform is owned and operated by Panther Media Group Limited; a company registered in DIFC and is owned by Mawarid Group and KIPCO.