Star-studded glamour of the 65th Emmy Awards to air live on OSN First HD
Dubai, UAE; July 23, 2013: The red carpet has been rolled out and the stage has been set. OSN, the region’s leading pay-TV network will bring the star-studded glitz and glamour of the 65th annual Emmy Awards live to audiences across the Middle East and North Africa.
Of the record-breaking 238 nominations across 75 categories, over 50 shows air exclusively on OSN. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will announce the Primetime Emmy Awards on September 22, 2013 and OSN will broadcast the event live on September 23rd, 2013.
HBO’s highly-billed Game of Thrones reigned once again with 16 nominations while Phil Spector, Boardwalk Empire, Girls, and Veep collected a combined 31 nominations. HBO, whose exclusive home in the region is OSN, secured a stunning 108 nominations this year.
Gaining the maximum nominations this year was the second season of critically acclaimed television show, American Horror Story: Asylum, which bagged 17 nominations including Outstanding Miniseries and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Jessica Lange, who plays the role of Sister Jude Martin.
OSN is also home to the timeless comedy sketch series, Saturday Night Live, once again proving its mettle as the definitive comedy and variety show with 15 nominations, increasing its own all-time record with a total of 171 Emmy nominations to date.
Sony’s Breaking Bad – which will air its final season on OSN this August 2013 at the same time as the U.S. – and Universal’s 30 Rock, each received a whopping 13 nominations; followed by Downton Abbey and Disney’s Modern Family, both receiving 12 nominations.
This year’s comedy category included The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart; and Louie, each getting six nominations; while How I Met Your Mother, Glee, and Louis C.K: Oh My God, were shortlisted for four awards.
Other leading series that air exclusively on OSN recognised with Emmy nominations include: The Newsroom, whose Season 2 is currently airing on OSN First HD on Mondays at 22:00 KSA; Parks and Recreation; Arrested Development; The Office; Late Night Show with Jimmy Fallon; Scandal; House of Cards; Homeland, whose third season premieres on OSN First HD in September 2013; and American Idol.
Guaranteed to be one of the most-watched events on television this year, OSN will bring the magic and glamour of the Emmy’s, matched with the charm of its host, the star of How I Met Your Mother Neil Patrick Harris, in stunning HD.
The number of OSN shows nominated for Emmy’s this year once again reinforces the choice and variety of world-class and award-winning content OSN brings exclusively for viewers across the region.
Tune in on September 23, 2013, to catch the action of the Emmy’s on OSN First HD live – where you always see it first.
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 over 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 world’s 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 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 KIPCO and Mawarid Group Limited.