OSN builds largest portfolio of first-on-TV rights for the best in Hollywood movies and top-rated dramas

Oct 19, 2016

OSN extends exclusive long-term deal with 20th Century Fox to bring the latest Hollywood blockbusters and TV series to the region

Dubai, UAE; October, 2016: OSN, the region’s leading pay-TV network, continues to cement its position as the go-to network for first and exclusive access to blockbuster Hollywood movies and top-rated series with a new extended partnership with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution.
 
The long-term agreement with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution is in line with OSN’s strategy of carefully choosing partners who provide sought-after programming that appeals to viewers in the region.
 
As part of the deal, the latest movies from 20th Century Fox will be available for OSN subscribers to watch in the comfort of their own home just months after release in the cinema. The deal also means that OSN subscribers will continue to enjoy hundreds of hours of new TV series each year from 20th Century Fox. In addition, viewers will be able to watch the movies and series when they choose and on various devices of their choice such as mobile, tablets, and laptops via OSN Play, the award-winning digital platform that is available to subscribers for no extra cost.
 
Emad Morcos, Chief Content Officer of OSN, said: “Our strategy is to deliver cutting-edge and sought-after programming that appeals to our regional viewers. With thousands of channels available globally, the true value of a network is in offering discerning premium content, which meets the real aspirations of its subscribers. Our focus is therefore to partner with top-tier content providers that bring the best in movies, series and general entertainment to our viewers.
 
“Our investment in premium programming is for the long-term, which has given us clear industry leadership in offering first and exclusive content. We are committed to further delivering on the exclusive choice of entertainment we offer our subscribers through the new, extended partnership with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution. From Hollywood to OSN’s channels – we will always bring the latest and biggest blockbusters and TV shows to viewer’s homes first.”
 
“We are extremely pleased to be building upon our long-standing partnership with OSN,” said Gina Brogi, EVP Worldwide Pay TV & SVOD at Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.  “We are proud of the relationship we have forged with OSN, who have continuously championed our content over the years and have provided audiences with access to our vast catalogue of popular and award-winning series and films.”
 
OSN subscribers will have access to a huge portfolio of films including a slate of action movies such as X Men: Apocalypse and Deadpool, as well as the animated adventure, Ice Age: Collision Course and the DreamWorks Animation title, Kung Fu Panda 3. In addition, OSN subscribers will exclusively enjoy 20th Century Fox’s eagerly anticipated upcoming films, after their respective theatrical and home entertainment releases.
 
Series lovers can look forward to enjoying new shows including  24: Legacy, Prison Break, This is Us and Pitch available same day and date with the U.S. release only on OSN; along with fresh episodes from hit award-winning shows such as Empire, Homeland, The Americans, Tyrant, Scream Queens, Modern Family, New Girl, The Simpsons and many more. In addition, complete season box-sets of popular shows and movie franchises will also be available for OSN subscribers to watch at their convenience.
 
OSN, today, has MENA’s largest number of first-on-TV rights to premium content from all the leading studios. The output deal with 20th Century Fox builds on OSN’s unbeatable partnerships with all the major international content providers including HBO, Paramount, MGM, Universal, Warner Bros., Sony and Disney, among others.
 
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Note to Editors
 
About OSN:
OSN is the ultimate destination for the widest choice of brand new premium Western, Arabic, South Asian (Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Malayalam and Tamil) and Filipino entertainment in the Middle East and Africa.
OSN is the home to over 150 channels and services filled with great value entertainment, offering viewers in the MENA region exclusive access to the latest blockbuster movies, top rated series, sports, documentaries, news, kid’s entertainment and live talk shows. The movie offering includes over a 100 uncut and uninterrupted movie premieres a month.
OSN boasts the most comprehensive portfolio of exclusive rights from all the major studios including Warner Brothers, Paramount, Fox, Disney, Sony, MGM, NBC Universal, HBO and DreamWorks and offers access to the world’s leading television brands including Disney channel, Sky News, Discovery Network and National Geographic.
Launched in August 2013, OSN Pehla brings the best of Bollywood movies and premium cricket, including exclusive telecast rights of international tournaments such as the ICC Cricket World Cup and Indian cricket, through leading sports channels OSN Sports Cricket HD and Ten Cricket.
As the leader in innovation, OSN has changed the TV viewing experience by bringing quality entertainment through 65 High Definition channels and is currently the only network offering a full HD bouquet of channels as well as 3D entertainment in the region.
 
 
OSN was the first to launch the OSN DVR HD; the regions first online TV platform, OSN Play; the regions first 3D, HD, internet enabled satellite receiver and recorder, OSN Plus HD and the region’s first VOD service, OSN on Demand offering viewers the opportunity to watch over 1000 movies and 52 latest seasons of the top series, all available in full HD quality and Dolby Digital sound.
September 2012 saw the launch of OSN’s rewards programme, OSN Privileges, offering subscribers money can’t buy experiences, special offers and premium prizes all year round.
Addressing the changing viewing habits of consumers across the region, in May 2014, OSN launched ‘GO’, an online TV service providing subscribers access to thousands of hours of premium entertainment, contract and commitment-free.
The OSN platform is owned and operated by Panther Media Group Limited; a company registered in DIFC, and is owned by KIPCO and Mawarid Group Limited.
 
About Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution
A unit of 21st Century Fox, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution is a global leader in the distribution of award-winning motion pictures, television programming and entertainment content across Pay TV, broadcast television and SVOD. Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution connects audiences around the world with premium content from the production divisions of Twentieth Century Fox Films, Twentieth Century Fox Television, FX and FBC as well as other 21st Century Fox companies.

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