OSN DELIVERS PREMIUM FILIPINO ENTERTAINMENT WITH PHILIPPINES' KAPATID TV5 AND AKSYON TV INTERNATIONAL

“Give Me 5, Kapatid “ Launch Event Features Top Filipino Artists and International Premiere of Critically-Acclaimed TV Series

October 20, 2011 Dubai, UAE: OSN is marking the formal launch of two premium Filipino channels in the region – Kapatid TV5 and Aksyon TV International – with an exciting 5 event-in-one-weekend celebration on November 3 to 5, 2011 in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Dubbed “Give Me 5 Kapatid”,  the event series features performances and appearances by leading Kapatid TV5 artists, including award-winning actor Aga Muhlach, beauty queen-turned-actress/TV host Ruffa Gutierrez, entertainment journalist and comedian Shalala, as well as guest pop band, Side A. The event is being organised by OSN, the leading provider of premium Filipino entertainment in the Middle East and North Africa, together with Pilipinas Global Network Limited ,  the international arm of TV5.

On November 3, Filipino fans will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore the UAE with Aga Muhlach, whose Pinoy Explorer show will soon be broadcast on OSN’s Aksyon TV International (Channel 166 on DTH). To be able to join, OSN subscribers must email their ideas on which places in the UAE they would like Aga to feature on the next episode of his programme. The best ideas received on marketing@tv5.com.ph on or before October 23 will join Aga in a special activity in Dubai.

Then, Filipino Superstar Nora Aunor’s much-awaited drama series, Sa Ngalan ng Ina (In the Name of the Mother), will have a special screening on the night of November 3rd at Gloria Hotel in Dubai, 7pm, for the media and leaders of the Filipino community.

Next on the event calendar is Kapatid TV5 Fans Day on November 4, 2pm, at the Abu Dhabi National Theatre, with performances by Aga Muhlach, Ruffa Gutierrez, Shalala and the Side A Band. Those attending the fans day will also be treated to the international premiere of Sa Ngalan Ng Ina.

On the same day, at 7pm also at the Abu Dhabi National Theatre, Side A will have a full length concert featuring their popular hits, as well as new songs from their latest album.

The following day, Filipino expatriates will have a chance to showcase their talents at the Talentadong Pinoy, UAE auditions to be held at Boracay Club, Asiana Hotel in Deira, Dubai, from 12 noon to 6 pm. Interested parties must submit a completely filled up registration form at the OSN Kiosk in Deira City Centre or call OSN at 0504945743 (Rose).

“Give Me 5. Kapatid”  will surely be an exciting and fun-filled weekend for everyone.This is just the beginning of a long-lasting relationship that we want to forge with our Kapatids in the region.”, said Claro Carmelo Ramirez, PGNL President.

For more information, call OSN at 043677888 or visit www.osn.com.