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ABS-CBN offers Filipino content to the Middle East and North Africa

Pay TV platform provider OSN is teaming up with ABS-CBN to deliver more Filipino entertainment to viewers across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

According to Rapid TV News, the Arab world plays host to somewhere in the region of 2.5 to 3 million Filipinos – the second largest amount of Filipinos abroad after the United States, and a considerable number of viewers for the pay-TV networks to pursue.

Four ABS-CBN channels will now be carried by OSN: flagship entertainment channel TFC (The Filipino Channel); Bro, a sports and entertainment channel; premium film channel Cinema One Global; and ANC (ABS-CBN News Channel), a 24-hour news channel featuring chat shows and documentaries from the Philippines and around the world.

“Our partnership with ABS-CBN, the largest provider of entertainment to Filipinos globally, is a clear demonstration of our network’s strength in reaching out to the widest cross-section of the region’s Filipino community,” said David Butorac, chief executive, OSN.

“We are delighted to offer through OSN our four channels to cater to the diverse viewing preferences of Filipinos in the Middle East,” said Edgardo Garcia, managing director, ABS-CBN Middle East. “With this partnership with OSN, the leading mainstream pay-TV network in the Middle East and North Africa, ABS-CBN through TFC fortifies its already strong presence in the region built over the past 15 years through its own direct-to-home platform and its carriage partnerships with the major cable operators.”