OSN confirmed the launch of OSN Yahala! HD, a brand new channel that will provide the very best in Arabic entertainment, drama and films to OSN customers across the Middle East and Africa. OSN Yahala! HD has been created to deliver a new era of innovative and distinctive original Arabic productions in stunning high definition from its launch on 10th October, 2011.

OSN Yahala! HD will be an exclusive destination for many of the most hotly-anticipated shows in television; as well as home to a raft of innovative Arabic commissions and fresh and edgy OSN original productions.

The line-up of OSN original productions includes the first ever Gulf musical comedy series Hindistani. The series was shot in India and features a prominent Gulf cast and all the glitz and glamour that Bollywood has to offer in sensational high definition.

In combination with OSN’s 14 other Arabic channels on the network, OSN Yahala! HD will offer customers access to wide range of content never seen before on TV that appeals to all ages and interests, helping to further differentiate pay TV in the areas of entertainment, drama and comedy.

OSN Yahala! HD will showcase must-see series in the region such as Hareem Al Sultan, Sola featuring legendry singer Asala and hilarious acts from the Ajyal Theatre Company including the popular Arabic & Broud.

The latest channel addition to the network will create even more value for OSN customers, whilst giving others yet another reason to subscribe to OSN’s 90 premium channel line-up. OSN Yahala! HD content will also be available on OSN’s comprehensive video-on-demand service allowing customers to enjoy the best of OSN Yahala! HD whenever they like.

David Butorac, CEO of OSN, said, “I am thrilled to launch OSN Yahala! HD, it promises to be a phenomenal, influential, world-class channel packed with premium imaginative and innovative Arabic entertainment. OSN is dedicated to quality and we are incredibly proud of all the programming that is featured on this brand new channel.”

Khulud Abu. Homos, Senior Vice President of Programming, added, “OSN Yahala! HD marks a new period of Arabic productions, creative ideas, edgy concepts, fresh faces and talent initiative – it’s the channel where the region’s best talent can showcase their most creative work. OSN Yahala! HD is key part of our strategy to distinguish OSN as the leading ultimate destination for Arabic entertainment in the region.”

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About OSN:

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 90 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 with no commercial breaks 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 17 High Definition channels and currently is the only network offering a full HD bouquet of channels as well as 3D entertainment in the MENA. OSN was the first to launch the DVR, the OSN Showbox HD, 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; a company registered in DIFC and is owned by Orbit Group and KIPCO.

For information, please contact:

Alison Wilcox
Public Relations Manager
Dubai Media City, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 367 7160

Mahmoud Al-Aloosy
Public Relations Executive
Dubai Media City, Dubai, UAE
Tel: + 971 4 367 7198
Fax: + 971 4 367 7550

Hasan Badwan
Junior Account Executive
Hill & Knowlton
Tel: +971 4 3344 930
Dir: +971 4 4055 618
Fax: +971 4 3344 923

OSN’s brand new channel OSN Yahala! HD welcomes viewers to new Arabic entertainment

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