OSN launches VoD, DVR in Egypt

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OSN has introduced a new kind of internet-enabled satellite receiver and recorder with full 3D and high definition (HD) capabilities in Egypt, in an investment that it hopes will help counter content piracy, Rapid TV News reported. OSN Plus HD, which is supported by Cable Network Egypt, provides a digital video recorder (DVR), allowing viewers in Egypt to pause and record live television for the first time.

The new service includes Video on demand (VoD) with premium feature films, TV series and children's entertainment. OSN CEO David Butorac says Egypt is set to become one of the largest and fastest growing markets for the television industry. He said the launch of OSN Plus HD is a strategic and long-term growth initiative of OSN in Egypt.