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

Joint venture between
Mawarid Holding
Industry Broadcast
Founded 2009 as Orbit Showtime Network
Headquarters Dubai Media City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Key people
Faisal Al Ayyar (Chairman, Panther Media Group Limited)
David Butorac (CEO, OSN)
Products Direct broadcast satellite
Website www.osn.com
Footnotes / references
Coverage Area http://www.nilesat.com.eg/CoverageArea.aspx

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 only for Middle East and North Africa region. OSN was originally a couple of networks known as Orbit Communications Company and Showtime Arabia, which merged in 2009.

As of 2015 OSN offers 154 television channels with movies, series, sports, documentaries, news, children's entertainment, and talk shows.[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 53 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.


  1. ^ OSN website.
  2. ^ "OSN acquires Pehla". khaleejtimes. 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, OSN.

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