Dubai – MENA Herald: OSN, the leading pay-TV network in Middle East and North Africa (MENA), increases the breadth of content for OSN Pinoy subscribers with the roll out of six new channels taking the overall number of OSN Pinoy channels to 15. The channels offer the best shows, programmes and movies directly from the Philippines to the GCC’s large and vibrant Filipino community.
The additional channels make OSN the pay-TV platform with the largest number of Filipino channels outside of the Philippines, and the only platform in the region with the biggest networks in one package.
The six new channels come from three of the biggest names in entertainment in the Philippines, ABS-CBN, Viva Entertainment and GMA Network. GMA offer three channels, further strengthening its presence in the MENA region by providing Filipinos wider access to their favourite Kapuso programmes on its flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV the Filipino lifestyle channel; GMA Life TV; and the international news channel, GMA News TV International.
Select Kapuso programmes are also available online through any internet-enabled device via OSN Play.
Offering unmatched variety, the three other channels include the ABS-CBN operated Lifestyle Network Channel; action film channel CineMo; plus Viva Entertainment’s flagship movie channel Pinoy Box Office (PBO) which offers the best in Filipino blockbusters and classic films, will also be available to live stream on OSN Play.
Arnie Garcia, ABS-CBN Middle East Managing Director said: “We are pleased to offer two new channels, Lifestyle Network and CineMo, to cater to the varied TV entertainment needs of Filipinos in the region. The addition of these two new
world-class channels strengthens the existing channel line-up of TFC on OSN giving viewers the widest choice of Filipino content in the region.”
Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., GMA Network President & COO, said that through the renewed partnership, GMA programmes will become even more widely available across the MENA region. “We look forward to becoming more accessible to our kababayan in the Middle East. If you look at the other channels that we will be offered with, it is a very unique opportunity and position. OSN is the definitive destination for the Filipino community, who get additional value through the exceptional bouquet of HD channels that we have on our network,” he said.
Emad Morcos, Senior VP – Media Partners, Affiliate Channels and Digital, OSN, said: “The addition of the six new channels further strengthens the choice that we offer the Filipino community in the region, making OSN the best network for premium and exclusive content. This builds on the introduction of several new channels on OSN this year, adding to the diversity of world-class programming that we offer to our subscribers. We will endeavour to ensure our offering remains as extensive as possible which means pushing boundaries to deliver for all our customers.”
The six new channels are:
CineMo (Channel 711)
CineMo features the best Filipino blockbuster action and comedy films while offering subscribers top-level Asian kung-fu movies that will keep viewers enthralled.
The channel showcases films of Pinoy action hero Fernando Poe, Jr. (FPJ) and comedy king Dolphy as well as movie hits of Robin Padilla, Bong Revilla, TVJ, Steven Seagal, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Jackie Chan.
Lifestyle Network (Channel 712)
Owned and operated by ABS-CBN, Lifestyle Network offers both localised and international topics, covering a range of programming blocks that include home, food, travel and entertainment. Popular shows include F.A.S.H. (Fashion And Style Hub), Sabrina’s Kitchen, Philippine Realty TV, and Chefscapades.
GMA Pinoy TV (Channel 713)
GMA Pinoy TV delivers an outstanding range of shows including Eat Bulaga, the longest running variety show in the Philippines. Viewers can also enjoy Wowowin, hosted by Willie Revillame, one of the most watched game shows from the Philippines, also Lip Sync Battle, the Filipino version of the worldwide TV hit, and 24 Oras the channel’s flagship news programme.
GMA Life TV (Channel 714)
The second international channel of GMA Network, GMA Life TV, offers a premium mix of programming. The channel is home to a diverse array of programme
genres, from movies and sports, to news, reality, and lifestyle, delivered in English and Filipino.
GMA News TV (Channel 715)
The most awarded news organisation in the Philippines is also coming to OSN, providing customers with news programmes, public affairs shows including local and international entertainment, news, sports programmes and unrivalled entertainment.
PBO (live streaming channel on OSN Play)
PBO (Pinoy Box Office) offers the most extensive Filipino film library with blockbuster offerings. Produced by Viva Entertainment, PBO assures subscribers great movies and classics. It showcases a winning mix of indie flicks, as well as mini-series produced exclusively for the channel.
OSN subscribers can access all 15 OSN Pinoy channels including the six new channels and 42 Western channels by upgrading to the ‘OSN Pinoy Plus Extra’ package. Other OSN Pinoy packages are also available for customers to choose from.