Pay-TV network OSN has signed an exclusive output agreement with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution for first and exclusive access to its premium content for the MENA region. The long-term agreement has been extended till 2020.
This means, OSN subscribers will have continued first and exclusive access to Warner Bros.’ breadth of movies in the shortest possible span after their theatrical release as well as its TV series. OSN aims to offer some key shows, at the same minute as they premiere in the US.
OSN subscribers can access all of Warner Bros. content in full HD on both OSN pay-TV channels and on a catch-up basis via OSN On Demand and OSN Play, the online viewing platform.
David Butorac, CEO of OSN, says in a press satement: “This is a milestone partnership that enhances our content delivery and demonstrates our focus on delivering outstanding entertainment for our subscribers.”
Jeffrey Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution adds: “OSN has quickly become as the top-rated and fastest growing pay-TV network in the MENA region, one of the key markets for Warner Bros. Through this deal, we will deliver our premium content spanning hit movies, popular TV series to OSN’s subscribers exclusively.”
OSN subscribers will have the opportunity of accessing Warner’s premium portfolio of movies such as Gravity, Interstellar, The Lego Movie and 300: Rise of an Empire; franchises including The Hangover, Superman and The Hobbit. Viewers can also look forward to an upcoming slate of potential hits like Mad Max: Fury Road, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Entourage and superhero movies from the D.C. universe such as Batman v. Superman and the entire Justice League franchise.
Khulud Abu Homos, OSN’s executive vice-president for programming, adds: “Warner Bros. is a top-rated content creator and a world leader in premium and popular entertainment, with one of the largest portfolios of mega-hit movies. Through the agreement, OSN becomes the ultimate home for top-notch, exclusive Hollywood entertainment for the next five years. We will be the first to telecast blockbuster movies from Warner Bros. in our region following their theatrical release, providing unmatched value for our subscribers.”
OSN will also be the home of all of Warner’s upcoming TV series and will continue to exclusively screen shows such as The Flash, Supernatural, 2 Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, among others.
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