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Sony Pictures renews OSN agreement; adds cricket

March 27, 2018

By Chris Forrester

Dubai-based pay-TV operator OSN has renewed and extended its links with Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) for transmission rights over the MENA region.

SPN’s agreement sees its channels Sony Entertainment Television, Sony MAX, Sony MIX and Sony SAB TV extended to include OSN’s south-Asian Pehla bouquet – and now in HD. As part of the renewed agreement, TEN Cricket is now in HD and will also be live streamed on OSN Play, for sports fans to enjoy the wider region’s biggest cricket matches on-the-go anytime, anywhere.

TEN Cricket HD holds the rights to coverage from five cricket boards including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies and Zimbabwe, meaning OSN cricket fans will have access to a full range of international matches and in HD.

Emad Morcos, Chief Content Officer, OSN, said, “Our priority is to provide choice and convenience to all OSN customers. This is why, in addition to providing channels from Sony Pictures Networks for OSN Pehla customers, we’re also adding more On-Demand content for ‘anytime’ viewing. Access to TEN Cricket HD also in live streaming on OSN Play, is a huge bonus for sports fans, who can catch all their favourite cricketing action on-the-go.”

Neeraj Arora, EVP & Head, International Business, Sony Pictures Networks said, “We are delighted to further build our great partnership with OSN by offering TEN Cricket HD alongside other SPN channels, which have been greatly appreciated by viewers in the region for nearly two decades. We look forward to strengthening our partnership further, while aiming to provide the best in entertainment from the Indian subcontinent to OSN viewers.”

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