OSN to offer live coverage of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in stunning HD

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Dubai, UAE; February 4, 2014: The excitement of the 22nd Winter Olympics, which kicks off on 7th February 2014 in Sochi, Russia, will be telecast to audiences across the Middle East and North Africa, live on OSN, the region’s leading pay-TV network.

OSN will telecast the Winter Olympics over 4 channels – OSN Sports 1 HD, OSN Sports 2 HD, OSN Sports 3 and OSN Sports 4. OSN viewers can enjoy the games in full high definition 1080i with Dolby Digital surround sound providing the best possible viewing experience.

The highly anticipated tournament that features athletes from over 95 countries competing in 15 different sports, will also be available to watch anytime, anywhere on OSN Play, the region’s first online viewing platform. OSN Play, which is offered at no additional cost to OSN customers, is designed to ensure viewers don’t miss a single minute of the action, even when they are away from their TV screen.

Andy Warkman, Vice President Sports and Production, OSN, said: “OSN was the official broadcast partner of the London 2012 Olympics and the Paralymic games and we are extremely proud to be bringing unprecedented coverage of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics to every OSN home in the Middle East and North Africa.

”OSN is committed to bringing our viewers big sporting events and they don’t come any bigger than the Olympic Games. Our coverage will put our viewers right at the heart of the action, and they will have the choice to watch at home in stunning HD or watch when they want through OSN Play.”

OSN has truly underlined its differentials in the pay-TV industry, bringing audiences a wealth of sports entertainment from cricket to golf, rugby, WWE and American football to name a few.

The network continues to enhance its sport portfolio, underscored through the recent launch of OSN Fight Network HD, the region’s first dedicated combat sports channel, covering martial arts, boxing, kickboxing and professional wrestling; and OSN Sports Cricket HD, which guarantees the best in domestic, international, and Indian cricket.

OSN sports fans can plan their viewing easily using OSN’s user friendly Electronic TV Guide. The complete Winter Olympics schedule is also available and can be viewed at www.osn.com. Viewers can also use the OSN DVR HD and OSN Plus HD to record their favourite events and watch what they want, when they want.

OSN is the ultimate destination for the widest choice of brand new premium Western, Arabic, South Asian (Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Malayalam and Tamil) and Filipino entertainment in the Middle East and Africa.

OSN is the home of nearly 140 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, HBO and DreamWorks and offers access to the world’s leading television brands including Disney channel, Sky News, Discovery Network and Nat Geo.

Launched in August 2013, OSN Pehla brings the best of Bollywood movies and premium cricket, including exclusive telecast rights of international tournaments such as the ICC Cricket World Cup and Indian cricket, through leading sports channels OSN Sports Cricket HD and Ten Cricket.

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 DVR 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 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 KIPCO and Mawarid Group Limited.

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