OSN Hosts an Evening with Lions Living Legends

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From left to right, Jeremy Guscott, and Scott Gibbs speaking during the event

Hosted by British sports presenter Jim Rosenthal, Jeremy Guscott and Scott Gibbs share their passion for the sport and OSN’s live and exclusive coverage of the 2013 Lions Tour

Dubai, UAE; June 12, 2013: To mark OSN Sports’ live and exclusive high definition coverage of The British and Irish Lions Tour to Australia 2013, OSN hosted an evening with Lions Living Legends Jeremy Guscott and Scott Gibbs who shared their passion for the sport, on-field experiences and discussed the upcoming Lions Tour test matches.

Hosted by British sports presenter, Jim Rosenthal, the event took place in Dubai and was attended by VIP partners and media.

The trio are covering every match of the tour with live analysis and insights from the OSN Rugby Studios in Dubai Media City. For the three test matches, they will be in Australia pitch side at the stadiums, taking viewers even closer to the action. This marks the first time a regional broadcaster will broadcast live from inside a rugby stadium.

The historic 125th year Anniversary Lions Tour, comprising the best players from Wales, Ireland, England and Scotland, is being telecast live and exclusively on OSN Sports 1 HD right through the third and final test against the Qantas Wallabies in Sydney on July 6. Viewers can also enjoy the games anytime, anywhere on OSN Play via the live streaming OSN Sports 1 channel. Join the conversation using #OSNRugby and get full schedule details at osn.com/Lions.

David Butorac, CEO of OSN, with Jim Rosenthal, one of Britain’s leading sports presenters, and Lions Legends Jeremy Guscott and Scott Gibbs

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 uncut and uninterrupted movie premieres a month so viewers can watch them 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 by bringing quality entertainment through 36 High Definition channels and is currently 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; the regions first 3D, HD, internet enabled satellite receiver and recorder, OSN Plus HD and the region’s first VOD service, OSN on Demand offering viewers the opportunity to watch over 1000 movies and 52 latest seasons of the top series, all available in full HD quality and Dolby Digital sound.

September 2012 saw the launch of OSN’s first rewards programme, OSN Privileges, offering subscribers money can’t buy experiences, special offers and premium prizes all year round.

The OSN platform is owned and operated by Panther Media Group Limited; a company registered in DIFC, and is owned by Mawarid Group Limited and KIPCO.

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