OSN, a pay-TV provider in the Middle East and North Africa, is ramping up capacity on the EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite operated by Eutelsat Communications.
The new contract was announced on 8 March 2016 at CABSAT 2016, the broadcasting convention taking place in Dubai from today till 10 March 2016.
Building on its 10-year partnership with Eutelsat, OSN has built a platform of premium content broadcast exclusively from the 7/8° West video neighbourhood that reaches into homes from Morocco to the Gulf.
“We are enthusiastic about this additional capacity which will allow us to offer superior TV quality to our viewers. Our plans to move into Ultra HD reflect our continuous ambition to raise the bar and be at the forefront of the latest TV technology,” says Mark Billinge, OSN Chief Technology Officer.
“Following the launch in August last year of the powerful EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite, this contract marks a new milestone in the growth story of the most popular satellite TV neighbourhood in the Middle East. We are honoured to celebrate 10 years of collaboration with OSN and are committed to furthering our longstanding presence and strong partnerships across the region, including playing our part in the roll-out of HD and the launch of Ultra HD,” adds Michel Azibert, Eutelsat Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Commercial Development Officer.