Nickelodeon and OSN introduce Nickelodeon Play, the award-winning app, to MENA region   

Dec 15, 2015

With dual language options and inspired interface design,  Nickelodeon Play allows kids to watch and play with Nickelodeon content

UAE; November 2015: Nickelodeon, the foremost kids’ entertainment brand, and OSN, the region’s leading pay-TV network, are making family entertainment more accessible with the arrival of the Emmy Award-winning Nickelodeon Play. While Nickelodeon Play will be free to download throughout the MENA region from today, only OSN subscribers will have access to full episodes of favorite Nickelodeon shows. 
Thanks to OSN, Nickelodeon Play is now making its way to the MENA region, with both English and Arabic content and OSN subscribers will receive exclusive access to full episodes via their OSN credentials. Its neat functionality, including an innovative tile layout that can be swiped in any direction, promotes discovery and exploration and offers kids instant and on-demand access to more than 1,000 pieces of Nickelodeon-themed content. In addition to exclusive content for OSN subscribers, there will be original skits and sketches, behind-the-scenes clips from Nick stars and animated characters, new games, and surprising random hilarity.
Since launching on iOS in the US in 2013, the app has amassed more than 17 million downloads to date, rolling out internationally across the UK and Latin America. The goal of the app was to go beyond free video viewing, and instead offer more interactive content not seen on television – whenever and wherever the user wants it. As a result, its groundbreaking nature and technical achievements were honored with a Creative Arts Emmy in the Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media category in September 2013.  
With the introduction of this new product, Nickelodeon continues to highlight its commitment to providing the region with entertaining, family-friendly content through multiplatform solutions. 
Nickelodeon HD is available exclusively on OSN in the MENA region.
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OSN is the ultimate destination for the widest choice of brand new premium Western, Arabic, South Asian (Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Malayalam and Tamil) and Filipino entertainment in the Middle East and Africa.
OSN is the home to over 145 channels and services filled with great value entertainment, offering viewers in the MENA region exclusive access to the latest blockbuster movies, top rated series, sports, documentaries, news, kid’s entertainment and live talk shows. The movie offering includes over a 100 uncut and uninterrupted movie premieres a month.
OSN boasts the most comprehensive portfolio of exclusive rights from all the major studios including Warner Brothers, Paramount, Fox, Disney, Sony, MGM, NBCUniversal, HBO and DreamWorks and offers access to the world’s leading television brands including Disney channel, Sky News, Discovery Network and National Geographic.
Launched in August 2013, OSN Pehla brings the best of Bollywood movies and premium cricket, including exclusive telecast rights of international tournaments such as the ICC Cricket World Cup and Indian cricket, through leading sports channels OSN Sports Cricket HD and Ten Cricket.
As the leader in innovation, OSN has changed the TV viewing experience by bringing quality entertainment through 58 High Definition channels and is currently the only network offering a full HD bouquet of channels as well as 3D entertainment in the region.
OSN was the first to launch the OSN DVR HD; the regions first online TV platform, OSN Play; the regions first 3D, HD, internet enabled satellite receiver and recorder, OSN Plus HD and the region’s first VOD service, OSN on Demand offering viewers the opportunity to watch over 1000 movies and 52 latest seasons of the top series, all available in full HD quality and Dolby Digital sound.
September 2012 saw the launch of OSN’s rewards programme, OSN Privileges, offering subscribers money can’t buy experiences, special offers and premium prizes all year round.
Addressing the changing viewing habits of consumers across the region, in May 2014, OSN launched ‘Go by OSN’, a premium online TV service providing subscribers access to thousands of hours of premium entertainment, contract and commitment-free.
The OSN platform is owned and operated by Panther Media Group Limited; a company registered in DIFC, and is owned by KIPCO and Mawarid Group Limited.
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