All OSN movie channels now in HD

Updated 25 June 2014
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All OSN movie channels now in HD

OSN, a major pay-TV network in the region, claims to be revolutionizing the home cinema experience, with the upgrade of two more movie channels to true high-definition (HD), making all of OSN’s movie lineup in glorious HD.
“In line with OSN’s promise to deliver a clear, crisp and compelling television experience, OSN Movies Festival and OSN Movies Kids have joined the networks fast growing HD offering, which is now up to 46 channels,” said David Butorac, CEO, OSN.
“OSN remains very proud of our unparalleled movie offering. There is simply no better place to watch movies than on OSN. The availability of high definition content is something OSN viewers have come to expect as standard and the launch of a further two HD channels allows us to accommodate the quality programming our subscribers demand. There is no better way to watch a movie than in high definition and now, OSN subscribers can watch all of our premium films in stunning HD,” he added.
“In maintaining our leadership, we look forward to bringing our customers more channels with even more choice of premium content in brilliant HD later this year,” Butorac stated.
OSN’s world-class lineup of HD movie channels include OSN Movies HD, OSN Movies HD+2, OSN Movies Action HD, OSN Movies Premiere HD, OSN Movies Drama HD, OSN Movies Comedy HD, and now OSN Movies Festival HD and OSN Movies Kids HD.
Since January 2014, OSN has launched three new HD channels, including Animal Planet HD, Discovery Science HD and Discovery Network’s TLC HD.


‘Moments’ photo contest celebrates souqs of Middle East

Updated 19 June 2019
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‘Moments’ photo contest celebrates souqs of Middle East

National Geographic Abu Dhabi (NGAD) and Almarai have announced the ninth edition of “Moments,” the annual regional photography competition calling all aspiring photographers from around the Arab world. 

The competition provides the winning contestants a chance to learn from National Geographic photography experts through a photography travel expedition.

The 2019 “Moments” edition is themed around the souks of the Middle East and invites photographers from the region to capture the diversity and stories of markets from around the Arab world, which have been at the heart of the region’s culture and history.

The competition is held in partnership with Almarai, which has been a strategic supporter of this platform for the last six years as part of a shared vision of nurturing youth and talent from the Middle East.

“Moments” will feature a returning category this year for photographers aged 13-17.

Almarai has been a strategic partner of the competition since 2014.

Abdulrahman Awadh Al-Harthi, acting executive director of television and executive director of Abu Dhabi Radio Network at Abu Dhabi Media, said: “The ‘Moments’ photography competition is part of our continued commitment toward nurturing talents across all segments of society and encouraging the community especially youth to express their creativity and reach their highest potential.

“The great success of the competition gives us a new challenge to ensure we reach the largest number of applicants from diverse backgrounds and give them the platform to express their creativity and stories to be shared across the region.” 

Al-Harthi commended National Geographic Abu Dhabi’s strive for leadership and influence toward professional and amateur photographers in the region. 

Hussam R. Abdulqader, CMO of Almarai, said: “We are delighted to be renewing our partnership with National Geographic Abu Dhabi for the 9th edition of the ‘Moments’ photography competition, through which we aim to inspire, encourage and celebrate youth across the Middle East and support them to achieve their highest potential through the art of photography.”

He added: “We remain committed to developing the photography industry in the communities we serve, and to providing opportunities for youth to flourish creatively and professionally as we have done across a wide spectrum of platforms as well.”

Attracting over 200,000 entries since its inception from across the Middle East and North Africa, “Moments” is part of a regional photography talent platform developed by National Geographic Abu Dhabi to promote and nurture local talents and help give them a voice and a platform to showcase the region and what they have.

This year’s judging committee will comprised Almarai CMO Abdulqader as well as Muhammed Muheisen, a National Geographic photographer, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, and founder of Dutch non-profit organization Everyday Refugees Foundation.

In this year’s competition, each story will carry with it an authentic, detailed and complete description of the image.