OSN Renews Long-Standing Partnership With Star TV

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Published February 11th, 2018 - 08:57 GMT
Sudhir Nagpal, Business Head, STAR Middle East, Africa and APAC with Emad Morcos, Chief Content Officer at OSN during the signing.
Sudhir Nagpal, Business Head, STAR Middle East, Africa and APAC with Emad Morcos, Chief Content Officer at OSN during the signing.

OSN, the region’s leading entertainment provider, today announced the renewal of its partnership with STAR Asianet Middle East, ensuring OSN Pehla customers will continue to enjoy the latest and most popular shows and movie premieres across STAR’s bouquet of channels.

Underpinning OSN’s commitment to providing a more engaging viewer experience and addressing customer demand, the renewed agreement with the major South Asian network sees the addition of popular movie channel, Asianet Movies, delivering a total of ten STAR channels to OSN Pehla customers, with key shows also available on OSN Play to watch anytime, anywhere.

The addition of Asianet Movies, India's first 24-hour Malayalam TV channel, brings hit Malayalam blockbusters in addition to Tamil, Telugu and Hindi movies dubbed in Malayalam to OSN Pehla’s prime pack.

As part of the renewed deal, the new movie channel adds to STAR Asianet ME’s bouquet of popular channels which include flagship Hindi channels STAR Plus, STAR Gold, STAR Bharat, ABP News and leading regional channels STAR Jalsha, STAR Pravah, STAR Vijay, Asianet News and Asianet Middle East;covering Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil and Bengali languages.  

Emad Morcos, Chief Content Officer at OSN, said: “The extension of OSN’s long-term partnership with STAR reinforces our commitment to continue to deliver leading content from the Subcontinent for South Asian expatriates in MENA, on OSN Pehla. Additionally, the introduction of the new movie channel, as part of this renewed agreement, adds increased value for customers.”

Sudhir Nagpal, Business Head, STAR Middle East, Africa and APAC, added: “The renewal of STAR’s long-standing association with OSN is a testament to STAR’s commitment towards delivering world-class entertainment to South Asian audiences in the region. STAR, with its multilingual portfolio, will continue to drive local relevance and be the one-stop solution of South Asian Entertainment.”

The very best South Asian shows and Bollywood Blockbuster movies will be available on Star channels including favourites India’s Next Superstar on STAR Plus, the biggest Hindi Movie Blockbusters such as Kalaakandi starring Saif Ali Khan, Aiyaary starring Siddarth Malhotra and Baaghi 2 starring Tiger Shroff on STAR Gold, Super Singer 6 on STAR Vijay, and International super-hit format, Big Boss for the 1st time on Malayalam Television on Asianet Middle East to name a few.

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OSN

OSN is the ultimate destination for the widest choice of brand new premium Western, Arabic, South Asian (Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Malayalam and Tamil) and Filipino entertainment in the Middle East and Africa. 

OSN is the home of nearly 140 channels filled with great value entertainment, offering viewers in the MENA region exclusive access to the latest blockbuster movies, top rated series, sports, documentaries, news, kid’s entertainment and live talk shows. The movie offering includes over a 100 uncut and uninterrupted movie premieres a month so viewers can watch them the way they were meant to be watched.

 

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