OSN strengthens portfolio of high definition channels with launch of Animal Planet HD and Discovery Science HD

February 10, 2014 11:30 am

OSN, the region’s leading pay-TV network, and a leader in premium educational content, is further strengthening its HD portfolio with the launch of Animal Planet and Discovery Science, both in high definition.

Set to go live mid-February, both channels will provide OSN subscribers vivid insights into the world of science, unravelling some of the greatest myths and highlighting fascinating new facts on life and nature.

Animal Planet HD and Discovery Science HD now bring OSN’s high-definition repertoire to 38 channels promising the most definitive experience in home television.

David Butorac, Chief Executive Officer, OSN, said: “OSN is focused on continually enhancing the standards we have set for the industry by providing new and exciting TV experiences for our subscribers. Drawing on the power of content and technology, the addition of Animal Planet HD and Discovery Science HD underline our commitment to provide an entertaining yet educational experience for viewers of all ages.”

Known for its tagline of ‘question everything,’ Discovery Science HD sheds light on every facet of science from theoretical physics to astronomy and boasts a sterling repertoire of educational and entertaining programming including the world-renowned How the Universe Works; Big Bigger Biggest; The Unexplained Files; How It’s Made; and Strip the City.

Providing the best in Animal entertainment, Animal Planet HD has an unrivaled programming lineup featuring almost every species known to man. From debunking myths in Mermaids: New Evidence to learning about the pet peeves of cats and dogs, in My cat from Hell and Dogs 101, animal lovers can learn all that there is to the animal kingdom.

The launch of Animal Planet HD and Discovery Science HD follows the recent launch of two HD channels to the network’s line-up including Fight Network HD and Sundance channel HD. OSN also launched four new channels to its portfolio in January 2014 including GEO News, the highest rated news broadcaster from Pakistan, and SAB TV, the Indian comedy entertainment channel, to OSN Pehla; plus two new and exclusive Pinoy channels including ABS-CBN’s hugely popular TV-radio channel, DZMM TeleRadyo, and music radio channel, DWRR 101.9, which will both be broadcast live from Manila.

For more information please contact:

Malek Abdelrahman
ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller
Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Tel: 026067202