Middle East and North Africa pay-TV network OSN has launched OSN Plus HD, claimed as the region’s first Internet-enabled satellite receiver and recorder with full 3D and HD capabilities. OSN Plus HD also offers an online Video on Demand library.
At launch, over 500 programmes will be available to download including family and kids genres, top series, catch up TV as well as sports including 40 hours per month of the very popular WWE and UFC. OSN Plus HD will also feature packaged content from premium channels such as Food Network, Jim Jam, Disney and the History Channel.
David Butorac, CEO of OSN said the operator was redefining the TV viewing experience, bringing even more innovation and technological advancements to provide more flexibility and choice to customers. “The new OSN Plus HD is a one stop shop for a viewing experience where the viewer is in complete control and can continuously watch what they want when they want over a secure online platform. At OSN, we understand the importance of being able to watch premium content at a time of your choosing and services such as OSN Play, the OSN Showbox and the all new OSN Plus HD are part of our strategy to bring more value and convenience to subscribers,” he added.
OSN says the launch of OSN Plus HD makes it the first in the world to introduce a DVR based on Broadcom’s next generation chipset technology. The set-top box is manufactured by Humax.
The new service is available in UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan and Bahrain and requires a minimum Internet download speed of 1MB.