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Orbit Showtime Network
Type Joint venture between
KIPCO (50% stake) and
Mawarid Holding (50% stake)
Founded 2009
Headquarters Dubai Media City, Dubai,  United Arab Emirates
Key people Faisal Al Ayar (Chairman)
Marc Antoine d’Halluin (CEO)
Industry Telecommunication
Products Direct broadcast satellite

Orbit Showtime Network is the dominant subscription television service in the Middle East and North Africa. It is a joint venture between KIPCO (50% stake) and Mawarid Holding (50% stake), the company was founded through a merger between Orbit Communications Company and Showtime Arabia. The company has its headquarters at Dubai Media City in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.[1] Orbit Showtime Network broadcasts in Arabic, English, and Filipino.



Gulf DTH F.Z. L.L.C. is the operating company behind the digital pay TV broadcaster, Orbit Showtime Network. Its broadcast facilities are based at Dubai Media City in the United Arab Emirates and its uplink teleport station is Samacom, the monopoly uplink provider in the UAE. Orbit Showtime Network uses Irdeto Access Conditional Access technology, to encrypt its DTH channels over satellite and the OpenTV interactive platform that runs on primarily UEC set-top boxes.

  • 2-level parental control (Channel & Rating).
  • 7-day bilingual electronic program guide.
  • 7 radio channels of music & news & entertainment.
  • Arabic subtitles & multi-lingual audio on selected channels.

Orbit Showtime Network Channel Lineup

  • Promotional:
    • Orbit Showtime Network Promo Free-To-Air
  • Movies:
    • ShowMovies
    • ShowMovies +2
    • ShowMovies Action
    • ShowMovies Comedy
    • ShowMovies Kids
    • Super Movies
    • Super Movies +2
    • TCM
    • Cinema City
    • FOX Movies Free-To-Air
    • MGM Channel
  • Arabic Channels:
    • Al Safwa
    • Al Yawm
    • Fann
    • Arabic Series Channel
    • Arabic Series Channel +4
    • ShowShasha
    • OSN Arabia
    • Cinema 1
    • Cinema 2
    • MBC+ Drama
  • Pay Per View:
    • OSN Cinema 1
    • OSN Cinema 2
    • OSN Cinema 3
    • OSN On Demand
  • Shopping:
    • Citruss TV Free-To-Air
  • Free-To-Air:

Up to 500 Free-To-Air television and radio channels (including Arabsat, Nilesat, Hotbird... - based on type of connection)


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