Orbit Satellite Network is upgrading its conditional access platform to the Comvenient system in a bid to put an end to the piracy that has dogged the Middle East platform in recent years. Munich-based Comvenient is providing OSN with a secure silicon-based platform.
Marc-Antoine d’Halluin has resigned as president and chief executive of the Orbit Showtime Network.
Orbit-Showtime has confirmed its new identity as OSN-Orbit Showtime Network, in the process unveiling eight new channels for the Middle East, including the first western entertainment channel to be dubbed into Arabic and the region’s first bouquet of three high definition channels.
Showtime Arabia and Orbit are poised to announce a new on-air brand, Broadband TV News can confirm.