OSN Bringing Five New Channels to the Middle East


DUBAI: OSN is launching five new channels next month, along with expanding its bouquet of high-definition offerings for a total of 36 HD services operating in the Middle East and North Africa.

The new channels will go live on January 1. The launches include two premium HD Arabic channels: OSN Ya Hala Shabab HD and OSN Ya Hala Arabella HD. The first of which features edgy talk shows, Egyptian dramas and a Friday slot dedicated to Arabic movies. The second is a telenovela channel.

The channel expansion also includes Discovery World, Fuel TV and Fine Living being introduced in the region. OSN is enhancing its HD portfolio with Discovery, E! and ITV being upgraded to high definition.

David Butorac, the CEO of OSN said: “This is an exciting time for OSN. The new channels mark a key milestone for OSN enabling us to offer more of what our customers love to watch through exclusive, quality and high-definition programming. The new channels give viewers more choice, more HD and more premium entertainment that appeals to all segments.

“Arabic content is one of the top ranked reasons people enjoy OSN, and following the tremendous success of OSN Ya Hala! HD launched last year, it was time to further enhance our Arabic offer with fresh, exclusive content. We are incredibly proud of the new channel lineup which promises to bring unparalleled exclusive content to the region.”