Orbit to launch multiscreen service
September 21, 2011

Middle Eastern pay TV platform Orbit Showtime Network is launching a digital platform that will allow subscribers to watch programming on tablet computers and smartphones.

The operator will launch My OSN later this year or early next year and will offer a catch up service and some channels streamed online.

David Butorac, the chief executive of the Orbit Showtime Network, said: Youd be able to catch up with your favourite series online. Its a big step forward. We will expand the OSN experience to be across multiple platforms so not just the broadcast platform that there is today, but also across tablets, smartphones and online.

The platform operator, is, separately, launching a new general entertainment channel OSN Yahala! HD. The high definition channel, which will launch over satellite in the Middle East and across Africa, will air a mix of entertainment and drama series and Hollywood movies.