OSN Play, the region’s first online viewing and award-winning platform, has strengthened its portfolio of live streaming channels with the addition of three new leading channels.
Joining OSN Sports 1, OSN Sports 2, OSN Sports Cricket and Disney Jr are Sky News, JimJam and Food Network, all of which stream live on OSN Play, in parallel to the network’s real-time broadcasts.
OSN Play saw a staggering 400 per cent increase in viewership compared to same period last year, in addition to a 60 per cent growth in subscriber registrations, underlining the growing popularity of consuming on-the-go TV entertainment.
Emad Morcos, SVP – Business Development and Digital at OSN, said: “OSN Play has truly elevated the digital television sector by bringing value-added services that were never explored in this region. From the catch-up option to the flexibility and convenience available to subscribers, OSN Play is undoubtedly one of the network’s most popular additions. We will continue to expand the offering and further enhance the user experience.”
OSN Play provides viewers with access to some of the most sought-after television series including box sets of Games of Thrones, Hareem Al Sultan, and House of Cards, among others. In addition to popular content such as Hannibal, Hemlock Grove, and critically-acclaimed Egyptian comedies and Arabic drama series, OSN Play offers a wealth of movies across all languages, and live broadcast of every cricket tournament around the world. At any given time, over a thousand hours of premium content are available for online viewing by OSN subscribers, with both an English and Arabic interface.
Through Sky News on OSN Play, subscribers can catch over 500 award-winning global correspondents provide innovative broadcasts of the latest in worldwide news. Among key highlights on Sky News are Jeff Randall Live and Sky News with Kay Burley.
The world’s largest repertoire of culinary programming on Food Network will give OSN Play users access to Nigella Express, Barefoot Contessa, Chopped, Food Network Challenge, and Iron Chef.
The jam-packed JimJam, dedicated to preschool children and their parents, is the ideal companion to parenting, providing a stimulating, fun and safe environment for young children. Some of the most popular shows on JimJam include Barney and Friends, Thomas and Friends, and Angelina Ballerina.
In 2013, OSN enhanced Play to meet the needs of Android smartphone and tablet users, and has since upgraded the platform to meet the current specifications of iOS and Smart TVs, with a more personalised navigation page for each individual subscriber, and the added option of social media connectivity and engagement.
Launched in March 2012, OSN Play provides customers with added value, convenience and enjoyment from their OSN subscription. OSN Play is absolutely free for OSN subscribers and the network’s exclusive deals with major studios including Warner Brothers, HBO and Disney guarantees viewers a line-up of the biggest and best movies and series from Hollywood and beyond. With OSN Play, viewers now have more control over when and how they watch their preferred shows either on TV, computer or laptop, iPad or Android Tablets.