OSN Brings Viewers Unprecedented Coverage of the London 2012 Paralympic Games
OSN Launches Live Dedicated Channel, OSN Paralympics HD
Following the recent success of the London 2012 Olympic Games coverage, OSN, the leading Pay-TV network in the Middle East and North Africa, has announced it will showcase the London 2012 Paralympic Games live starting 29th August.
The Paralympic Games has become a major international sporting event with over 4,000 athletes from 147 nations taking part this year in 20 different sports including swimming, wheelchair football, sailing and track events.
OSN Sports will be delivering unprecedented coverage through its newly launched dedicated 24/7 High Definition channel, OSN Paralympics HD, ensuring viewers from across the region can enjoy the best moments of athletic brilliance from the Games.
Andy Warkman, Vice President Sports and Production at OSN said: “We have already experienced a summer filled with drama, passion and athletic excellence which will culminate in the eagerly anticipated London 2012 Paralympic Games. OSN is extremely proud to be an official broadcaster of this amazing event.”
“There was great demand for OSN to showcase the Paralympics following the success of our coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games and we now launch a dedicated HD channel bringing viewers 11 days of live coverage from the Paralympics. Our Olympic coverage would not have been complete without the Paralympics,” Warkman added.
The London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony, which takes place at 23:50 UAE on OSN Paralympics HD and OSN Sports 1 HD, will showcase the excellence of deaf and disabled artists, and opens with an impressive fly past by Aerobility, a British charity that trains disabled people to become pilots. The official Olympic Rings will be replaced by the Paralympic agitos, the three colourful circles that make up the logo of the International Paralympic Committee to officially open the Games.
OSN sports fans can plan their viewing easily using OSN’s user friendly Electronic TV Guide. The complete OSN London 2012 Paralympic Games schedule is also available and can be viewed on the OSN website. Viewers can also use the OSN Showbox HD to record their favourite events and watch what they want, when they want.
OSN is the ultimate destination for the widest choice of brand new premium Western, Arabic and Filipino entertainment in the Middle East and Africa. OSN is the home of 100 channels filled with great value entertainment, offering viewers in the MENA region exclusive access to the latest blockbuster movies, top rated series, sports, documentaries, news, kid’s entertainment, and live talk shows. The movie offering includes over a 100 movie premieres a month uncut and uninterrupted so viewers can watch movies the way they were meant to be watched.
OSN boasts the most comprehensive portfolio of exclusive rights from all the major studios including Warner Brothers, Paramount, Fox, Disney, Sony, MGM, Universal and DreamWorks and offers access to the world’s leading television brands including Disney channel, Sky News, Discovery Network and Nat Geo.
As the leader in innovation, OSN has changed the TV viewing experience in the region and brings viewers quality entertainment through 28 High Definition channels and currently is the only network offering a full HD bouquet of channels as well as 3D entertainment in the region. OSN was the first to launch the DVR, the OSN SHOWBOX HD, the regions first online TV platform, OSN Play and the region’s first VOD service, OSN on Demand offering viewers the opportunity to watch over 1000 movies and over 52 latest seasons of the top series over the year in full HD quality and Dolby Digital sound.
The OSN Platform is owned and operated by Panther Media Group Limited; a company registered in DIFC and is owned by Mawarid Group and KIPCO.