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OSN News is a 24-hour satellite channel offering exclusively American news programming from ABC, NBC, and MSNBC to U.S. expatriates and other viewers abroad, primarily geared towards an audience in the Arab countries. The channel is available on OSN Network in Middle East and North Africa.

OSN News
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Logo (2013–2019)
Owned byOSN Network
Picture format16:9 (576i, SD)
CountryDubai, United Arab Emirates and Egypt
Formerly calledOrbit News (1997-2011)
Sister channel(s)OSN Movies
OSN Sports
OSN (MENA)Channel 400 (SD)
Mozaic TV (Qatar)Channel 117 (SD)



OSN News offers live coverage from major U.S. news networks such as ABC, NBC, and MSNBC. Morning shows such as NBC's Today are followed by news magazine programs, documentaries, and financial shows. World, business, technology and entertainment news and weather from MSNBC is also offered.

OSN News is broadcast by Orbit Showtime Network, a major pay television service in the Middle East and North Africa. In 2009 two new channels were launched, Orbit News 2 and Orbit News 3, offering extended coverage of American news from MSNBC and ABC. These two services were taken off air during the fall 2010 at the same time the main channel changed names from Orbit News to OSN News.

In 2005 OSN News stopped carrying CBS News programming, including 60 Minutes, Up to the Minute, The Early Show, 48 Hours, CBS Evening News and Face the Nation, with no prior notice to subscribers as to what had happened.

All shows on OSN NewsEdit

Program Original broadcast network
World News Now ABC
America This Morning ABC
Nightline ABC
World News Tonight ABC
This Week ABC
20/20 ABC
NBC Nightly News NBC
The Today Show NBC
Weekend Today Show NBC
Morning Joe MSNBC
Andrea Mitchell Reports MSNBC
First Look MSNBC
The Beat with Ari Melber MSNBC
Hardball with Chris Matthews MSNBC
All In with Chris Hayes MSNBC
The Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell MSNBC
The 11th Hour with Brian Williams MSNBC


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