OSN today confirmed the eagerly awaited launch of OSN YAHALA! HD – a brand new channel that will provide the very best in Arabic entertainment, drama and films to OSN customers across the Middle East and Africa. OSN YAHALA! HD has been created to deliver a new era of innovative and distinctive original Arabic productions in stunning high definition from its launch on 10th October, 2011.
OSN YAHALA! HD will be an exclusive destination for many of the most hotly-anticipated shows in television; as well as home to a raft of innovative Arabic commissions and fresh and edgy OSN original productions.
The line-up of OSN original productions includes the first ever Gulf musical comedy series Hindistani. The series was shot in India and features a prominent Gulf cast and all the glitz and glamour that Bollywood has to offer in sensational high definition.
OSN YAHALA! HD will offer customers access to wide range of content never seen before on TV that appeals to all ages and interests, helping to further differentiate pay TV in the areas of entertainment, drama and comedy.
OSN YAHALA! HD will showcase must-see series in the region such as Hareem Al Sultan, Sola featuring legendry singer Asala and hilarious acts from the Ajyal Theatre Company including the popular Arabic & Broud.
David Butorac, CEO of OSN said: “I am thrilled to launch OSN YAHALA! HD, it promises to be a phenomenal, influential, world-class channel packed with premium imaginative and innovative Arabic entertainment. OSN is dedicated to quality and we are incredibly proud of all the programming that is featured on this brand new channel.”
Khulud Abu. Homos, Senior Vice President of Programming added: “OSN YAHALA! HD marks a new period of Arabic productions, creative ideas, edgy concepts, fresh faces and talent initiative – it’s the channel where the region’s best talent can showcase their most creative work. OSN YAHALA! HD is key part of our strategy to distinguish OSN as the leading ultimate destination for Arabic entertainment in the region.”