Orbit Showtime Network (OSN) has launched its much-anticipated new 3D service, the first in the Middle East, with a screening of the underwater odyssey Oceanworld 3D
The new service is available at no extra cost to all existing OSN subscribers with a 3D-ready TV and OSN’s new Showbox set top box. Rollout of the new box, which will see all legitimate subscriber’s existing boxes replaced free of charge and is designed to combat widespread regional piracy, is due to be completed by December 19th.
OSN 3D’s line up will continue to expand over the coming months, with planned screenings including BOLT, Street Dance, Final Destination and Journey To The Centre of The Earth.
David Butorac, OSN CEO, said at the channel’s launch: "Following the phenomenal success of high definition and our HD on-demand service amongst our viewers, we are now extremely proud to be the first TV network in the Middle East to offer subscribers the opportunity to experience cinema quality 3D movies in the comfort of their own home. 3D is a new dimension in television and is set to transform the way TV is enjoyed."
For more of Butorac’s thoughts on both 3D and piracy in the region, see January’s issue of Digital Studio.