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OSN adds Sundance Channel

January 14, 2014

By Chris Forrester

AMC Networks has secured carriage on Dubai’s OSN pay-TV bouquet for a HD version of its Sundance Channel. The new channel, which celebrates independent feature films, world cinema, documentaries, short films, series and original programmes, will be available exclusively on OSN from January 15th.

Sundance in HD takes the total HD channels on OSN to 37 out of 135 channels.

David Butorac, CEOof OSN, said: “Our partnership with AMC/Sundance Channel

Global highlights our commitment to continuously enhance the TV choices we provide through original and differentiating content.  “OSN viewers will be the first to enjoy a wide range of fascinating series, reality shows and independent films never seen before in the region. Sundance channel is a perfect fit to our exclusive showcase of premium entertainment introducing viewers to bold stories with a fresh and unique point of view.”

Bruce Tuchman, President of AMC/Sundance Channel Global, said: “This exciting launch will significantly extend the reach of Sundance Channel into new territories throughout the Middle East and North Africa for the first time. We’re looking forward to working closely with OSN, the Premier Pay TV platform in the region, to deliver original dramatic series alongside the best independent cinema.”

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