All nine Arabian Radio Network (ARN) stations are now available to OSN viewers on their televisions.

An agreement was reached between ARN and OSN which means that subscribers to the pay-TV network can now access the stations live and free of charge.

“Our simulcast distribution agreement with ARN is an industry-first in the region that provides a wider choice of entertainment for our subscribers in the UAE at no extra cost,” said David Butorac, CEO of OSN.

“It marks a compelling integration of content delivered via television, adding value to our subscribers, and enhancing the reach of ARN. This pioneering initiative underlines our commitment to innovate on the entertainment choices that we offer, and to create a one-source window, whereby OSN serves as the definitive go-to platform for all forms of entertainment – television, radio and digital.”

He added that the diversity of the ARN stations, in both language and content, means the entire UAE community is assured of more choice than ever from their living rooms.

ARN General Manager, Mahmoud Al Rasheed, said: “Our partnership with OSN represents a united industry involvement in future innovations. ARN is set to expand rapidly, offering our customers and listeners more choices across additional platforms adding to on-air, online, digital, smartphone and now via TV.”

ARN’s COO Steve Smith said that the deal would give those without a radio the chance to tune in on what is likely to be the “best sound system in the home”/ “The OSN platform is a simple, powerful offer for our listeners,” he said.

“The best sound system in the home is connected to TV and now our radio listeners can enjoy our leading brands on this fantastic platform.

“This partnership is another signal that the radio industry is accelerating cross-industry innovation.”