OSN Inks Long-Term Pact for MGM Movies & Series


DUBAI: The pay-TV network OSN, which operates across the Middle East and North Africa, has gained exclusive access to a roster of movies and future TV series from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM).

This is thanks to a renewed long-term deal between OSN and MGM. The extended partnership allows subscribers to continue to enjoy the entire James Bond film library and gives viewers the opportunity to watch more than 175 Academy Award-winning films. All these and more will be available for OSN subscribers across all platforms, including the catch-up service OSN Play and Go online TV service.

OSN will now have first and second pay window rights for MGM movies, including its library of classics. OSN also has first access for OTT rights to MGM movies on OSN Play and GO Online TV by OSN. All future first-run TV series and miniseries from MGM will reach MENA first and exclusively for OSN subscribers.

David Butorac, the CEO of OSN, said: “For over 90 years, MGM has been representing the best in world-class cinema and entertainment. OSN is proud to deliver MGM’s compelling content—both through record-breaking movies and smash-hit TV series—exclusively to our subscribers in the region.”

Butorac added, “Clearly, in movie and series content, OSN has surged way ahead in the industry through such long-term partnerships, and we continue to firmly make our mark as the entertainment destination that delivers the widest choice of channels, the deepest archive of international film and TV and with a continued dedication to new and exclusive content. By continually forging new deals and maintaining our relationships with all the top studios in Hollywood, our subscribers experience an unrivaled level of high-quality entertainment straight to their homes or on the go.”

“We are thrilled to extend and expand our longstanding partnership with OSN,” said Chris Ottinger, the president of worldwide television distribution and acquisitions at MGM. “We look forward to continue providing OSN customers access to not only a selection of our theatrical first-run titles, but our classic library and future first-run TV series and miniseries.”