Dubai-based OSN has launched a separate package for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup.
The satellite broadcaster, which dropped all sports channels except for cricket earlier this year, will broadcast the matches exclusively live on two new channels - OSN Cric Xtra 1 and OSN Cric Xtra 2, available to subscribers to the highest all-inclusive OSN Platinum pack.
The package can also be added to all other packs for AED199, including those who subscribe to OSN's online and mobile app entertainment platform WAVO, who can subscribe through their account. OSN confirmed that the cricket pass can be purchased as a standalone through WAVO.
Cricket fans who sign up for season pass will have access to live coverage of the 10 warm-up games and the 48 live games of the main tournament, as well as exclusive ICC shows building up to the event, and post-game highlights. Fans can also live stream the channels anywhere and on any devices on OSN Play.
OSN, owned and operated by Panther Media Group, has the rights to broadcast into 24 countries across the MENA. The company has two shareholders - KIPCO and the Mawarid Group Limited.