OSN & 20th Century Fox Extend Exclusive Pact


DUBAI: OSN has firmed up a new long-term agreement with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, giving the channel first and exclusive access to a range of movies and series for the Middle East.

As part of the arrangement, the latest movies from 20th Century Fox will be available for OSN subscribers to watch just months after release in theaters. The deal also means that OSN subscribers will continue to have access to hundreds of hours of new TV series each year from 20th Century Fox. Series such as 24: Legacy, Prison Break, This is Us and Pitch are made available same day and date with the U.S. release only on OSN.

Additionally, 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.

Emad Morcos, the 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, the executive VP of worldwide pay TV and 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 catalog of popular and award-winning series and films.”