OSN subscribers can now tune into all nine radio brands under the Arabian Radio Network (ARN) on their television.
This follows the signing of an agreement between OSN and ARN, which was unveiled yesterday, 7th March 2016. Following the simulcast distribution agreement, access to the ARN Network will be added to each OSN subscriber's package free of cost.
David Butorac, CEO of OSN, said: “Our simulcast distribution agreement with ARN is an industry-first in the region that provides a wider choice of entertainment for our subscribers in the UAE at no extra cost. It marks a compelling integration of content delivered via television, adding value to our subscribers, and enhancing the reach of ARN.
Following the agreement, ARN’s programming will be available via multi broadcast media – radio, online, digital, smartphone and now, via live satellite TV.
Mahmoud Al Rasheed, general manager of ARN, commented: “Our partnership with OSN represents a united industry involvement in future innovations. ARN is set to expand rapidly, offering our customers and listeners more choices across additional platforms adding to on-air, online, digital, smartphone and now via TV.”
Steve Smith, COO of ARN, added: “The OSN platform is a simple, powerful offer for our listeners. The best sound system in the home is connected to TV and now our radio listeners can enjoy our leading brands on this fantastic platform. This partnership is another signal that the radio industry is accelerating cross-industry innovation.”