MENA pay TV impacted by piracy, OTT platforms
The ‘Middle East and North Africa Pay TV Forecasts’ report from Digital TV Research found that pay TV revenues for 20 MENA countries declined 11% to just under US$3 billion (€2.6 billion) between 2016 and 2018.
OSN appoints Patrick Tillieux as CEO
Tillieux, who has built and reshaped major pay-TV operations in Europe over a long and successful career succeeds Martin Stewart as CEO.
OSN shareholder KIPCO to sell 60% stake
Dubai-based OSN, which provides satellite encrypted pay television services to 24 countries in the MENA region, represents KIPCO's entire media operating segment
Middle East & Africa pay-TV market predicted to grow faster than all other regions
According to a report by GlobalData, pay-TV household penetration is expected to outpace all other major regions between 2017 and 2022, increasing from 16% in 2017 to 23.2% in 2022.
Bundled virtual pay TV services dominating Turkish OTT market
Turkcell, Türk Telekom and Vodafone Turkey captured 77 percent of the Turkish OTT subscription video market for non-multiscreen service subscriptions in 2017.
OSN signs IPTV delivery partnership with Huawei
Partnership brings together OSN’s premium content with Huawei’s world-class Video Cloud Solution, combining content and the best of platform technology in a single solution for telecom operators.
OSN adds 24 new channels to Play
New additions take the total live channels to nearly 60, on OSN Play, the pay-TV network's online catch-up platform
OSN makes Disney XD shows available in Arabic
OSN has announced that from 2018, shows will be available in Arabic, opening up the popular TV channel to a larger and more diverse audience.
OSN to move Dubai call centre overseas
According to media reports, OSN will transfer call centre operations from Dubai to centres in Jordan and Egypt in the third quarter of 2018.