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Earth-type world found in orbit

For the first time, scientists have found an Earth-sized world orbiting in a life-friendly zone around a distant star. The discovery, announced on Thursday, is the closest scientists have come so far to finding a true Earth twin.

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New planet discovered in Earth's back yard

Astronomers have found a new planet, the closest yet outside our solar system and just an astronomical stone's throw away at four light years. Researchers say it is too close to its sun to support life, with a surface temperat

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OSN to telecast Avatar in HD

OSN – Orbit Showtime Network, a leading subscription TV service in Mena, will telecast director James Cameron’s high-tech film Avatar in high definition (HD) from July 23. The movie will be telecast in HD on OSN Cinema HD and in standard d

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Orbit pulls plug on Bahrain base

Broadcasting giant Orbit Showtime Network is pulling out of Bahrain and moving to Dubai, said a report citing a company officcial. Orbit had first moved its broadcasting base to Bahrain from Italy in 2003. It will relocate its Middle East

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Samsung, Orbit announce HDTV partnership

Samsung Electronics, a global leader in digital media, has signed an agreement with Orbit Showtime Network (OSN) to support the network’s high-definition decoder roll out and channel line-up. The agreement which will span OSN’s comple

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Rampant TV piracy 'hurting' Orbit

Illegal satellite users outnumber legitimate subscribers in Bahrain by five to one, according to the region's largest subscription-based provider. The extent of illegal Dreambox usage is so severe that it is forcing broadcasting giant Orb

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Orbit Showtime smart card offers 75 channels

New sales of Orbit Showtime will offer up to 75 exclusive premium channels on one smart card on Nilesat offering a choice of first run movies, international sports, Western, Arabic, and Filipino entertainment from August 14. Existing custo

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Bonanza for Showtime Orbit viewers

The merger of Showtime and Orbit to create the Mena region’s largest pay-TV operator has paid immediate dividends for subscribers who will have exclusive access to all Hollywood studio content and English Premier League football. From toda

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Showtime, Orbit merge pay-TV operations

Showtime Arabia and the Orbit Group of Companies today announced the merger of their pay-TV operations to form a new company. The new company will offer over 70 exclusive channels featuring the widest choice of exclusive first run  m

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Orbit hosts fun day for kids

In an effort to enhance social interaction and encourage charity and volunteer work, Orbit staff recently hosted the children of Social Welfare Centre at the Adhari Amusement National Park. The children enjoyed an afternoon of fun and were

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