Gripping Documentaries and Reality Hits on OSN

February 20, 2020
A documentary is a non-fictional, motion picture intended to “document” reality, for the purpose of education or maintaining a history record.
Or so they say.

It is absolutely noteworthy to revisit some of the most brilliant documentaries ever made, to really see how far we’ve come. Documentaries now are made in ultra-HD, super-4K and have never been more visual than they currently are.



At OSN, we love our share of documentaries and factual TV shows. There’s no entertainment like edutainment. A documentary is a filmmaking practice, a cinematic ode to the audience; it is ever evolving and is constantly being redefined every year.

Documentaries are short or long form video that is engaging, captivating, visual and informative. There are some documentaries however, that only serve for inspiring and motivating the audience. These documentaries are termed ‘human interest stories’.

Documentaries and Factual TV shows showcase a side of the world (or topic) that you haven’t seen before. With the imminent boom of docu-features all over the internet, the audience has finally grown to appreciate and consume more factual TV series than ever before.


Alright, now let’s jump into some of the top documentaries and factual TV series you can watch NOW on OSN:

McMillion$ Saturdays at 20:00 KSA on OSN News

A documentary series that premiered on 3 February 2020, on HBO, about the McDonald’s Monopoly game scam that happened between 1989 and 2001, committed by ex-police officer Jerry Jacobson and several other accomplices.

What Makes a Murderer
Saturdays at 22:00 KSA on OSN News

3 convicted murderers willingly put themselves through a series of psychological and biological tests to determine whether they truly have control over their actions, or if unknown factors destined them to a life in prison.

Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes
Saturdays at 21:00 KSA on OSN News

Deep dive into the spectacular life of Mohammed Ali, as shown through the lens of “The Dick Cavett Show”, where he made multiple appearances.

How China Got Rich

The last 40 years have been detrimental for China. They have exceeded expectations and transformed themselves into a global superpower in terms of business, logistics, technology, retail and cash flow. China has the fastest number of growing billionaires in the world. Take a look at their meteoric rise to the top and what this means for the rest of the world.

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

Set for greatness, Elizabeth Holmes became the world’s youngest self-made billionaire when she invented an item that would revolutionize blood testing. She was even heralded as the next Steve Jobs, then just two years later, her multibillion-dollar company was dissolved. Learn her story.

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Every year over 1.3 billion tons of food is thrown away, which tallies up to almost one-third of all food grown for humans on the entire planet. Filmmakers explore the various reasons for this waste and how we can fix this problem.

We Stand Alone Together

We Stand Alone Together documents the story of East Company, the World War II paratroopers who inspired the miniseries, Band of Brothers.

Alaskan Bush People
Wednesdays at 21:00 KSA on Discovery Channel

Meet the Brown family, Billy, Ami and their seven children who live so far out from society and civilization that they often go months without having any human contact with the outside world. Would you join their “wolf pack”?

Mega Air
Wednesdays at 20:00 KSA on National Geographic

Deep dive into the 6 trillion-dollar air freight industry and meet the people behind this extraordinary process to celebrate some of the mind-boggling projects and aircrafts in the sector.

There’s so much to watch and SO MUCH MORE to binge, exclusively on OSN, available In Store and On Demand.
Get behind the most gripping documentaries and factual TV series and learn everything there is know about… well, everything.


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