OSN launches new App for unmatched TV experience

• OSN App gives subscribers ultimate control over the OSN Plus HD
• Allows users to search OSN’s massive library of content

Dubai, UAE; March 22nd, 2016: OSN, the leading pay-TV network in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has launched a new App that offers subscribers effortless access to their OSN Plus HD box with new ways to discover OSN’s vast library of content.

Designed to enhance the OSN TV viewing experience, the OSN App’s intuitive interface allows subscribers to easily search OSN’s extensive library on OSN On Demand and OSN Store, keep track of new channel listings, or search for previously recorded shows, with ease. 

The App, designed and developed by Accedo, also allows subscribers to control their OSN Plus HD box remotely using it to activate downloads and schedule recordings of easy-to-find content directly from their iPads.

User engagement is increased further with the App’s social media sharing features and the ability to link content with microsites and third-party services such as IMDB.com, which provide a rich source of additional information on OSN shows. The app seamlessly integrates OSN Play and also doubles up as a second remote control for your OSN Plus HD box.

Accessible in English and Arabic, convenience and flexibility is at the heart of the App, allowing subscribers to discover even more content according to OSN’s Chief Technology Officer, Mark Billinge. He added: “OSN has a reputation for innovating, engaging and delighting its subscribers. We designed the OSN App with our viewer in mind to encourage even more engagement with our content and offer a world-class, immersive and dynamic TV viewing experience.”

Adam Nightingale, Vice President for EMEA at Accedo said “The OSN App is the first companion app in MENA. Its rich UX and deep integration with OSN’s existing services will help provide an even more enjoyable way of finding and consuming great content and will help accelerate changing viewing habits within the region.”

The app is available for download now at the AppStore under ‘OSN App’. For more information, please log on to: www.osn.com

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Media Contact:
Zahabia Motiwala
Communications Director, OSN
Dubai Media City, Dubai, UAE
+971 (0) 4 367 7084
zahabia.motiwala@osn.com

Nivine William
ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller
Dubai
+971 (0) 4 450 7600
nivine.william@bm.com

For Accedo:
Helen Weedon
Communications Manager, Accedo
+44 1570 434632
helen.weedon@accedo.tv

Note to Editors

About OSN:
OSN is the ultimate destination for the widest choice of brand new premium Western, Arabic, South Asian (Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Malayalam and Tamil) and Filipino entertainment in the Middle East and Africa.

OSN is the home to over 150 channels and services 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.

OSN boasts the most comprehensive portfolio of exclusive rights from all the major studios including Warner Brothers, Paramount, Fox, Disney, Sony, MGM, NBC Universal, HBO and DreamWorks and offers access to the world’s leading television brands including Disney channel, Sky News, Discovery Network and National Geographic.

Launched in August 2013, OSN Pehla brings the best of Bollywood movies and premium cricket, including exclusive telecast rights of international tournaments such as the ICC Cricket World Cup and Indian cricket, through leading sports channels OSN Sports Cricket HD and Ten Cricket.

As the leader in innovation, OSN has changed the TV viewing experience by bringing quality entertainment through 59 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 OSN DVR HD; 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 rewards programme, OSN Privileges, offering subscribers money can’t buy experiences, special offers and premium prizes all year round.

Addressing the changing viewing habits of consumers across the region, in May 2014, OSN launched ‘GO’, an online TV service providing subscribers access to thousands of hours of premium entertainment, contract and commitment-free.

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.

About Accedo
Accedo has over ten years of experience helping hundreds of TV platform operators, broadcasters, media companies, and consumer electronics manufacturers across the globe to deliver the most innovation TV user experience across a vast range of consumer devices.

Accedo provides a rich set of products and services, which its customers use to help them launch, manage and grow engaging and successful OTT services fast. Powered by a continuous investment in innovation and technology advancement, Accedo helps its customers to establish and sustain a clear competitive advantage in the increasingly vibrant video entertainment market.

With headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, the company has sales and delivery offices worldwide, in New York, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, London, Madrid, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Santiago de Chile, Auckland, Budapest and Guadalajara. Investors include Industrifonden and Acacia.

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