Dubai pay-TV firm OSN expands deal with Disney

Second pay window deal for movies will make them available on OSN Play, On demand and WAVO
By Staff writer
Mon 02 Oct 2017 01:23 PM

OSN, the regional entertainment network, has further strengthened its relationship with Disney with a new second pay window deal for movies.

OSN subscribers will now be able to access Disney blockbusters on OSN Play, On demand and WAVO in addition to OSN’s movie channels.

The first pay window deal saw OSN guarantee an extensive selection of popular Disney movies and series exclusively to subscribers more than a year before any other pay television or subscription on-demand platform in the region.  

The new deal extends OSN’s commitment across Disney’s current movies, offering customers access to a wider range of premium content On Demand for longer.

Emad Morcos, chief content officer, OSN, said: “OSN has been the go-to network for Disney’s ever-popular content and now, with the new agreement, we are further establishing our reputation as the home of Disney’s first pay movies and channels in the MENA region.

"This means, our customers will have first and exclusive access to all the popular and much-loved films from the world’s leading production house. This is a perfect fit to our new OSN strategy to strengthen our content partnerships and deliver great value for our customers.”

Chafic Najia, general manager, Disney Middle East & North Africa added: “The Walt Disney Company Middle East hugely values its long-standing and unique relationship with OSN. We are delighted to further strengthen this relationship through the new 2nd pay window agreement for our movies, which offers OSN customers more of the premium family entertainment Disney is known and loved for across this region, and the rest of the world.”

Currently, OSN is the sole provider in the region of the channels Disney XD, Disney Junior and Disney Channel HD, in addition to offering an enhanced online, catch-up and On-Demand Disney programming for ‘anytime, anywhere’ experience.

OSN has recently added four digital services – Disney Channel Pop Pick Play, Disney Forever, Disney English and Disney Channel Hindi. OSN subscribers will continue to have access to box sets of favourite series with ABC Studios on Demand and classic movies on Disney Movies on Demand.

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