OSN Sports (formerly known as ShowSports) was a Pan Arab satellite sports television network owned by Orbit Showtime Network. First launched in early April 2007, it operated eight HD channels: OSN Sports Action 1, OSN Sports Action 2, OSN Sports 3, OSN Sports 4, OSN Sports 5, OSN Sports Cricket, OSN WWE Network and OSN Fight Network.

OSN Sports
Logo of OSN Sports starting 2013.
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
Broadcast area
HeadquartersDubai Media City, Dubai, UAE
Programming
Language(s)English
Picture format16:9 (1080i, HDTV)
Ownership
OwnerOrbit Showtime Network
Sister channels
History
LaunchedApril 16, 2007; 15 years ago (2007-04-16)
ClosedOSN Sports Action 1 March 31, 2019; 3 years ago (2019-03-31)
OSN Sports Action 2March 31, 2019; 3 years ago (2019-03-31)
OSN Sports 3 March 31, 2019; 3 years ago (2019-03-31)
OSN Sports 4 March 31, 2019; 3 years ago (2019-03-31)
OSN Sports 5 March 31, 2019; 3 years ago (2019-03-31)
OSN Sports Cricket March 31, 2019; 3 years ago (2019-03-31)
OSN WWE Network March 31, 2019; 3 years ago (2019-03-31)
OSN Fight Network January 16, 2018; 4 years ago (2018-01-16)
OSN Cric July 15, 2019; 3 years ago (2019-07-15)
Replaced byOSN Cric (Cricket)
OSN Cinema (PPV)
Former namesShowSports
Links
WebsiteOSN Sports

On March 31, 2019, all OSN Sports channels were shut down.[1] OSN continued to broadcast cricket on a new channel, OSN Cric. On July 15, 2019, OSN Cric was shut down.

ChannelsEdit

OSN Sports Action 1Edit

Offers coverage of separate sports events.

OSN Sports Action 2Edit

Broadcasts WWE Raw, WWE SmackDown Live, Rugby World Cup, National Rugby League, Super League, Australian Football League and International Cricket.

OSN Sports 3Edit

Broadcasts live cricket matches, I-League, PKL, HIL notably The Ashes series, IPL, rugby and golf action through shows and highlights and reruns of WWE Smackdown.

OSN Sports 4Edit

Specialized in WWE as it airs WWE NXT, WWE Bottom Line and WWE Vintage Collection. It also features extreme sports such as UFC, Slamball, Monster Jam and Airsport World, in addition to Monster Garage.

OSN WWE NetworkEdit

On February 12, 2015, WWE announced a five-year partnership with OSN to bring the WWE Network to the Middle East and North Africa as a premium service.[2]

OSN Fight NetworkEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shakeel, Shayan (February 13, 2019). "OSN to drop all sports channels except for cricket". Arabian Business.
  2. ^ Graser, Marc (February 12, 2015). "WWE Network Expands in Canada, Middle East". Variety. Retrieved April 28, 2017.

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