OSN (Middle East)

Pay-television operator OSN has blamed piracy in the Middle East and North Africa for its decision to close its cricket channel next month, the last of its dedicated sports channels

OSN’s decision to close most of its sports channels will leave a vacuum in the Middle East and North Africa for rights-holders that is unlikely to be filled for some time, experts have told SportBusiness M…

OSN’s acquisitions of rights to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, MotoGP and the Superbike World Championship represent a more aggressive strategy from the pay-television operator, but doesn’t herald the beginning of fierce competition for top-tier rights with beIN Media Group.

Middle Eastern pay-television operator OSN has named Martin Stewart, the chief financial officer of the English Football Association national governing body, as its new chief executive.

BeIN Media Group this week finalised its acquisition of English Premier League rights in the Middle East and North Africa, and is close to taking two properties – Uefa European Qualifiers and Wimbledon – from its main local rival, Abu Dhabi Media.

Middle Eastern pay-television operator OSN has secured a $400m (€357m) financing facility to boost its sports content offering.

Pay-television broadcaster OSN has struck a deal to distribute WWE Network, the pay-television channel operated by the WWE wrestling organisation, to subscribers in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Rugby league’s Super League, which comprises clubs from England and France, has agreed new broadcast deals in Australia, New Zealand, France, North America and the Middle East.

Pay-television broadcaster Star India, the local rights-holder and stakeholder in the Indian Super League, has revealed details of additional rights deals for the new football competition.

The Abu Dhabi Media Company has agreed a deal for pay-television broadcaster OSN to carry its four subscription-based sports channels on an exclusive basis.

OSN has acquired the exclusive pay-television broadcast rights in the Middle East and North Africa region to events organised by the WWE wrestling organisation.

Organisers of the World Club 7s have announced that the 2014 edition of the rugby union sevens tournament will be available in 200 million households worldwide.

Pay-television broadcaster OSN has acquired rights in the Middle East and North Africa for the Bellator mixed martial arts series and the Asia Cup international cricket tournament, which begins today (Tuesday).

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Pay-television broadcaster OSN, which operates in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has acquired rights for the 2014 winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Middle East market could be set to heat up again as Abu Dhabi Media lands European Qualifiers