Discovery launching TLC in Middle East, North Africa

The international division of Discovery is launching its TLC HD channel in the MENA region, sealing a carriage deal with OSN. The pay TV platform will exclusively carry the female-skewing channel on its service. The channel will be programmed with international and US TLC content as well as showcasing content from Discovery’s OWN: Oprah Winfrey […]

Sundance Channel to launch in MENA

The Sundance Channel is set to launch in the Middle East and North Africa thanks to a deal between AMC/Sundance Channel Global and regional pay TV operator OSN. The network will be available exclusively on OSN from tomorrow and will be available to subscribers of the operator’s Platinum HD and Premier HD packages. Sundance content […]

News brief: OSN orders Arabic Betty and Raymonds

Sony Pictures Television has secured an order for its local version of Betty La Fea and Everybody Loves Raymond from OSN, the pay TV platform that covers the Middle East and Africa. OSN will premiere the SPT Arabia-produced Arabic Betty La Fea, which will be known as Hebal Regal El Ghorab (which translates as ‘Crow’s […]

OSN and Disney extend exclusive programming deal

Middle East pay TV broadcaster OSN has signed a content deal with The Walt Disney Company giving it exclusive first-run subscription service rights to Disney movies, ABC Studios series and Turkish adaptations of ABC Studios series. As part of the deal, OSN has extended its agreement with Disney for carriage of Disney Channel, Disney XD […]

OSN acquires South Asian channel provider

Middle East pay TV operator OSN has acquired South Asian channel provider Pehla Media & Entertainment. The company, which will now be renamed OSN Pehla, provides about 40 channels in Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Tamil and Malayalam aimed at expatriate workers living in the Middle East and North Africa. In OSN’s home market of the UAE, […]

OSN to launch ‘first bespoke Arab ents net’ in UK

Middle East pay TV provider OSN has debuted its first international channel venture with the launch of general entertainment service OSN Ya Hala on the TalkTalk YouView platform in the UK. OSN Ya Hala is distributed by France-based Thema. According to OSN, the move marks the first time that a bespoke Arabic entertainment channel has […]