OSN inks multi-year deal with Eagle Films for first run, exclusive Hollywood titles [Mid-East.Info]
(Mid-East.Info Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Reinforces network's unique proposition as the ultimate destination for the latest and biggest movies, years ahead of any other broadcaster
Dubai, UAE: OSN, the region's leading pay-TV network, has signed a multi-year deal with Eagle Films, a leading motion pictures distributor and exhibitor in the Middle East and North Africa, to further consolidate its unrivalled portfolio of premium movies. With the agreement, OSN will have exclusive, first-run access to even more of the latest top-grossing Hollywood titles, assuring subscribers the largest breadth of big screen premieres.
The agreement will give OSN access to top-rated films each year underlining the network's position as the 'destination of choice' for movies, while reinforcing its 'see it first on OSN' proposition.
David Butorac, Chief Executive Officer, OSN, said: "One of the key differentials of OSN is the variety and number of premium movies we showcase. Our focus is to expand our global partnerships to bring brand-new and innovative content, which further establishes us as the network of choice in the region.
"Eagle Films has a strong repertoire of top film titles, which will be brought exclusively and first on OSN. This partnership will complement our existing deals with international studios to bring even more world-class content to viewers across the region."
OSN will premiere an array of upcoming blockbusters including Escape Plan, starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger; Leonardo DiCaprio and Mathew McConaughey's Wolf of Wallstreet; the next installment of the Hunger Games: Catching Fire starring the Academy-award winning Jennifer Lawrence; 12 Years a Slave, starring Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender; I, Frankestein, starring Aaron Eckhart, and Sin City 2, featuring Hollywood's biggest action heroes – Bruce Willis, Daniel Craig and Clive Owen.
The network's growing digital footprint enables OSN subscribers access to Eagle Films' titles on OSN Plus HD, the regions first 3D, HD, internet enabled satellite receiver and recorder, as well as OSN Play, the region's first online television viewing platform.
Jamal Sannan, Chief Executive Officer, Eagle Films, added: "I'm pleased that OSN and Eagle Films share the same vision in establishing new means in the digital entertainment space. With OSN's unique regional presence, backed by cutting edge technology, and Eagle Films' expertise in the film industry along with our box office movies line up, we will reinstate the pay TV and Video On Demand service model."
Subscribers can enjoy the latest films via OSN's premium 'On Demand' service and viewers in KSA will benefit from OSN's 'Saudi Home Cinema' offering, which premiers the biggest movies within days from its theatrical release.
OSN's exclusive partnerships with major studios and independent distributors is in line with its vision to deliver the best and latest cinematic content to viewers. Most films are made available almost immediately after the films' theatrical release, so OSN viewers always 'see it first' on OSN.
For more information, please visit: www.osn.com
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.
OSN boasts the most comprehensive portfolio of exclusive rights from all the major studios including Warner Brothers, Paramount, Fox, Disney, Sony, MGM, Universal, HBO and DreamWorks and offers access to the world's leading television brands including Disney channel, Sky News, Discovery Network and Nat Geo.
Launched in August 2013, OSN Pehla brings the best of Bollywood movies and premium cricket, including exclusive telecast rights of international tournaments such as the ICC Cricket World Cup and Indian cricket, through leading sports channels OSN Sports Cricket HD and Ten Cricket.
As the leader in innovation, OSN has changed the TV viewing experience by bringing quality entertainment through 37 High Definition channels and is currently the only network offering a full HD bouquet of channels as well as 3D entertainment in the region. OSN was the first to launch the DVR, the OSN DVR HD; the regions first online TV platform, OSN Play; the regions first 3D, HD, internet enabled satellite receiver and recorder, OSN Plus HD and the region's first VOD service, OSN on Demand offering viewers the opportunity to watch over 1000 movies and 52 latest seasons of the top series, all available in full HD quality and Dolby Digital sound.
September 2012 saw the launch of OSN's rewards programme, OSN Privileges, offering subscribers money can't buy experiences, special offers and premium prizes all year round.
The OSN platform is owned and operated by Panther Media Group Limited; a company registered in DIFC, and is owned by KIPCO and Mawarid Group Limited.
About Eagle Films:
Eagle Films, a motion pictures distributor and exhibitor in the Middle East and North Africa providing Western and Arabic content for both theatrical and home entertainment. Leveraging on their cinema exhibitor, Eagle Films movies caters to regional audience interests by exploring latest visual and audio technologies used in action and thriller movies while tackling social problems in their drama and comedy movies and for horror movies lovers Eagle Films ensure that their preference is addressed as well.
Eagle Films close partnership with great studios including Lions Gate, Nu Image, Millennium Films, Sierra Picture Red Granite Pictures, Solution Entertainment Group and GK Films and many other. This has further strengthened their regional marketing position by delivering major box office releases such as The Hunger Game Sequel, Wolf of Wall Street, Dumb and Dumber To, Expandable Sequel, Tourist, Big Wedding, Gangs of New York, Saw sequel, Aviator and many other great movie hits.
Eagle Films aim is to continuously align their strategy with today's digital era and the latest technological innovation in Theatrical HD (High Definition) and IMAX production, Television services (Free to air TV, Pay TV, PPV (Pay-per-view), IPTV, Near VOD) and most recently live video streaming, VOD (Video On Demand) services: PVOD(Premium VOD),TVOD (Transactional VOD), and SVOD( Subscription VOD) over the internet.
Their vision is to reach out to their audience and provide them with the desired means of entertainment with the multi-screen solution for watching TV or movie on computer, tablets and smart phones with minimal bandwidth requirements.
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