Food Network and Fine Living were previously exclusive to OSN while HGTV has been on beIN since 2016 but now, all three of them and Travel Channel will be exclusive to beIN Media Group in MENA.
The battle between the two major pay-TV networks in the MENA region is hotting up as both vie for exclusive rights to channels as contracts come up for renewal.
OSN announced this morning that it was launching OSN Living HD, a new lifestyle channel that will cover travel, food, design and home-improvement, among other areas, just as Scripps Network Interactive announced that four of its lifestyle channels will now be available exclusively in MENA on beIN from February 1.
Food Network and Fine Living were previously exclusive to OSN while HGTV has been on beIN since 2016 but now, all three of them and Travel Channel will be exclusive to beIN Media Group.
Commenting on the launch, Phillip Luff, Managing Director, UK & EMEA Scripps Networks Interactive, said: Were delighted to be expanding our partnership with beIN, and bringing these hugely popular channels to audiences in MENA. I am confident they will become household favourites, and a one-stop shop for lifestyle inspiration
OSN Living HD, to be launched on February 1, will be live streamed on OSN Play, with catch-up shows available on OSN On Demand and OSN Play.