From Al Arabiya.
Dubai-based TV broadcaster OSN hopes to grow its business in North Africa and is in talks to acquire rights to air French channels from Morocco to Libya.
OSN is the largest pay TV network in the Middle East and North Africa, reporting a 30 percent subscription increase in 2012, according to Al Arabiya.
“We aim to expand our services in all those markets,” OSN CEO David Butorac said in the article. “We are looking to expand our French-language offering. We’re in discussion with channels that emanate from France in relation to distribution in the region.”
OSN broadcasts some French films but does not have any dedicated French channels.
The Middle East and North African TV is dominated by free-to-air satellite viewing with only a fraction of consumers paying to receive channels.
“We certainly believe there is very high potential for growth in TV in the region,” Butorac said.
Read more at Al Arabiya.
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