|Owned by||OSN Network|
|Picture format||576i (16:9) (SDTV)|
|Country||United Arab Emirates|
|Formerly called||Orbit News (1997-2011)|
OSN News is a 24 hour satellite and cable channel offering exclusively American news programming from ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and MSNBC to U.S. expats and other viewers abroad, primarily geared towards an audience in the Arab countries. The network is available on digital satellite and cable in Europe, Middle East and North Africa, however, cable operators in Europe are currently unable to carry the channel due to unsolved rights issues. This despite the fact that operators in many European countries, especially the Scandinavian, have expressed in interest in carrying the channel.
OSN News offers live coverage from major U.S. news networks such as ABC, NBC, PBS, MSNBC, Fox News and CBS. Morning shows such as NBC's Today are followed by news magazine programs, documentaries, and financial shows. Furthermore, programming from MSNBC and Fox News are offered for more up-to-the-minute world, business, technology and entertainment news and weather.
OSN News is broadcast by Orbit Showtime Network, a major pay television service in the Middle East and North Africa. In 2009 two new channels were lunched, Orbit News 2 and Orbit News 3, offering extended coverage of American news from MSNBC and ABC. These two services were taken off air during the fall 2010 at the same time the main channel changed names from Orbit News to OSN News.
In 2005 OSN News stopped carrying CBS News programming, including 60 Minutes, Up to the Minute, The Early Show, 48 Hours, CBS Evening News and Face the Nation, with no prior notice to subscribers as to what had happened.
Some shows on OSN News
|This article is outdated. (October 2009)|
- The Today Show NBC
- Weekend Today Show NBC
- CBS This Morning
- PBS NewsHour
- Race for the White House MSNBC
- MSNBC Investigates
- MSNBC Live
- NBC Nightly News NBC
- ABC World News Tonight
- 20/20 ABC
- ABC Primetime
- Meet the Press NBC
- This Week with George Stephanopoulos ABC
- Hardball with Chris Matthews MSNBC
- Dateline NBC NBC
- Early Today NBC
- America This Morning ABC
- Nightline ABC
- Good Morning America ABC
- First Look MSNBC
In the Middle East & North Africa, the channel broadcasts on Nilesat 101 at 7.0°W. In Europe, the channel broadcasts on Atlantic Bird 2 at 8.0°W.