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.