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Coordinates: 25°5′49″N 55°9′26″E / 25.09694°N 55.15722°E / 25.09694; 55.15722

Type Joint venture between
Mawarid Holding
Industry Broadcast
Founded 2009 as Orbit Showtime
Headquarters Dubai Media City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Key people Samir Abdulhadi (Chairman, Panther Media Group Limited)
David Butorac (CEO, OSN)
Products Direct broadcast satellite
Website www.osn.com

OSN[1] is a pay TV network in the Middle East and North Africa that offers international television entertainment content such as movies, sporting events and various TV series, both locally produced and international.

As of 2013 OSN offered around 135 television channels with movies, top rated series, sports, documentaries, news, children's entertainment, and live talk shows.[citation needed]

OSN has exclusive rights from major Hollywood film studios including Warner Brothers, Paramount, Fox, Disney, Sony, MGM, Universal and DreamWorks, and shows content from Disney channel, Sky News, Discovery Network, National Geographic, and others.[citation needed]

The OSN Platform is owned and operated by Panther Media Group Limited, registered in DIFC[clarification needed] owned by Mawarid Group and KIPCO. Gulf DTH F.Z. L.L.C. is the operating company behind the digital pay TV broadcaster, OSN. OSN's corporate headquarters and Broadcast Center are based in Dubai Media City in the United Arab Emirates.

In August 2013, OSN acquired Pehla Media & Entertainment, offering around forty channels in a variety of South Asian languages in the Mena region, with content such as Bollywood and cricket, including the ICC Cricket World Cup.[2]

OSN has 36 high-definition channels and 3D entertainment. OSN launched OSN Plus HD,[3][4] an online TV viewing platform, OSN Play,[5] and a VOD service, OSN on Demand.

The group relays 44 HD, twelve movie, eight entertainment, four sport, six infotainment, four music, eight news, twelve Arabic, six children's, seven Filipino and 34 other channels.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ OSN Web site
  2. ^ "Orbit Showtime Network Buys Pehla Media & Entertainment". Bloomberg. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "OSN launches Plus HD". mediaME. 17 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "OSN goes hybrid with new PVR". broadcastprome. 5 November 2012. 
  5. ^ OSN Play