Syfy Heads to the Middle East & North Africa via OSN


LONDON: NBCUniversal International Networks and OSN have agreed to the exclusive launch of Syfy in the Middle East and North Africa on the pay-TV platform.

Starting July 8, Syfy will deliver OSN customers in the MENA region such shows as Dark Matter, Killjoys, Face Off, Smallville, Eureka and Sanctuary. The channel will also be airing movies such as The Mummy and King Kong, and the sci-fi films The Incredible Hulk and Doom.

The launch of Syfy follows the signing of a new and extended long-term deal between OSN and NBCUniversal International (NBCUI).

“We are excited to extend our channels’ presence in the Middle East and North Africa with OSN’s exclusive launch of Syfy,” commented Colin McLeod, the managing director for the U.K. and emerging markets at NBCUniversal International Networks. “This popular, genre-defining global brand is sure to quickly engage viewers across the region with the range of compelling programming that delivers on Syfy’s ‘Imagine Greater’ promise.”

Emad Morcos, the chief content officer of OSN, added: “Science-fiction enjoys great popularity in the region, especially among youth. The addition of this globally renowned channel only on OSN further defines our credentials as the go-to network for all cutting-edge content. Syfy will be a great value addition for our subscribers who seek innovative and world-class programming.”