Samsung partners OSN for Smart TV app

Rebecca Hawkes | 12-08-2013

Samsung's connected televisions are to feature a catch-up television service from Middle East pay-TV operator OSN, providing regional viewers with the opportunity to watch shows on-demand up to 14 days after they were transmitted.

The OSN Play platform is already available as an app on Samsung tablets, smartphones and laptops in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

"Our continuing partnership with Samsung now allows OSN subscribers with Samsung's 2013 Smart TVs to access a wide array of their favourite content on demand. The OSN Play platform includes content from TV channels such as: OSN Movies, OSN First, OSN Sports 1 & 2, Disney, National Geographic and Food Network," said David Hanson, director of digital, OSN.

Recent research from Samsung indicates that 88% of their Smart TV consumers' time is now dedicated to video streaming, and so there is an increase in popularity for on-demand apps on their connected TVs.

Vinod Nair, general manager - TV business, Samsung Gulf Electronics, added: "OSN Play adds to the growing amount of high quality content that we have made available for consumers at the click of a button. By offering OSN Play on our Smart TVs we are bringing the latest movies and TV shows to our consumers, giving them more choice, flexibility and enhancing their viewing experience."