CEO Patrick Tillieux commented that the job cuts were necessary for the "long-term sustainability" of the business and its talent.
Last week, Dubai-based pay-TV operator OSN made more staff redundant, although accurate numbers were not available.
After mass redundancies in 2019, where the company’s workforce was cut down from 2500 employees to under 900, more staff were made redundant this week. CEO Patrick Tillieux had said in an April interview to BroadcastPro that there would be no more job cuts at the pay-TV network.
In response to a query from BroadcastPro regarding the situation, Tillieux said: “As we continue to transform and strengthen our proposition for the future, OSN has taken further measures to right-size our operations to meet anticipated future needs in the streaming business, including letting go of some of our colleagues. These changes, albeit difficult, are necessary to ensure long-term sustainability not only for our business but also our talent. We remain laser-focused on our strategic priorities and continue to shape our business to achieve its present and future potential.”
OSN had announced a raft of new appointments earlier this year to oversee its OTT, marketing and technology initiatives.
Earlier this month, beIN Media Group also confirmed that it had let go of more than 100 employees owing to the impact of Covid-19 on its business.