OSN Play adds Nickelodeon to catch-up TV roster

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 18 June 2015

Children's channel Nickelodeon is increasing its Middle East reach, following its introduction on OSN Play, the pay-TV operator's online catch-up TV platform.

SpongeBob SquarePantsThe channel, which will be streamed live in HD on OSN Play, will feature hit shows such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Spongebob Squarepants and Nicky Ricky Dicky Dawn.

It follows the launch in December 2014 of Nickelodeon HD and Nick Jr in both English and Arabic on OSN's main subscription-based platform.

Nick's introduction on OSN Play coincides with the regional launch of its mobile-friendly website www.nickelodeonarabia.com in both English and Arabic. A free dual-language English and Arabic Nickelodeon Android and iOS application will also be launched in September. The app will include a specific authenticated zone for OSN subscribers for exclusive content and games.

"The launch of Nickelodeon on OSN Play as well as the upcoming unveiling of the new regional website and app will bring children and families closer to the action on their favourite channel, enabling them to stream the best of Nick's programmes anytime, anywhere and on multiple devices," said Emad Marcos, senior vice president for business development, strategy & digital, OSN.

"This underlines our commitment to offer exceptional television experiences for all members of the family, especially children, and we will continue to enhance this platform."

Online video from Nick Jr will be available via the website, including favourite characters such as Dora the Explorer, Paw Patrol, Go Diego Go and Team Umizoomi.

David Urgell, vice president strategy and business development, Viacom International Media Networks South Europe, Africa and Middle East, added: "Our new website launch, our partnership with OSN for OSN Play and the upcoming application provide greater flexibility and access to digital content for both our English and Arabic-speaking audiences, as well as added value for the customers of OSN who will have access to exclusive content through our app."