Netflix will not be available on the OSN platform, effective August 11, 2019.
Pay TV network will discontinue running the Netflix application on its platform, effective August 11, 2019, BroadcastPro ME can reveal.
A notice from the pay TV network to customers last month said: “We would like to inform you that as of July 12, 2019, we will not be able to receive Netflix invoices via OSN due to a decision to remove the Netflix application from the OSN receiver on August 11, 2019. To continue watching, update your payment method and download Netflix on your smartphone, mobile, tablet or website.”
The two companies had signed a deal in February 2018, offering OSN customers access to Netflix’s content library via its new OSN Box. Customers also had the flexibility to pay for their Netflix subscription via one consolidated OSN bill.
In response to BroadcastPro ME’s query, Netflix said: “Netflix is constantly exploring ways to create a better experience for its members. In this context, we have reached a mutual agreement with OSN to terminate our partnership. As of August 11, 2019, the Netflix app will be removed from OSN set-top boxes and we will discontinue supporting OSN as a method of payment for our members.”
An OSN spokesperson told BroadcastPro ME: “We are currently focusing on our own OTT offering WAVO, which we believe adds a lot of value to our subscribers.”
OSN also discontinued its Pehla service last month following the conclusion of the ICC Cricket World Cup on July 14.