In addition to HBO content, the renewed deal has been expanded to cover additional content and channel offerings from Warner Bros. Discovery.
OSN has extended and expanded its partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery with multiple components, including an exclusive licensing agreement with HBO.
The renewed deal cements OSN as the home of HBO in the MENA region, with its products offering the latest series and classic library content from the studio.
The multi-year licensing deal extends OSN’s rights to broadcast and stream content from HBO exclusively on OSNtv and OSN+. As part of the deal, OSN will continue to release the HBO series in the MENA region at the same time as US premieres and secures its rights for new seasons of ongoing series for the duration of the term.
Commenting on the deal, Joe Kawkabani, CEO at OSN, said: “OSN is and will continue to be the only place for HBO content in the region and we are excited to expand on this long-term partnership with the studio and Warner Bros Discovery. On the back of successes such as House of the Dragon and The Last of Us, alongside a range of other exclusive and premium series, it is clear that HBO is a leader in first-class experiences, and we look forward to delivering these and other content pieces that have secured OSN as a leading choice of platform in the region.”
The partnership also includes the extension of the distribution of Discovery Channels: Discovery, TLC, ID and Discovery Science and involves renewed ties with Warner Bros. Studios, giving OSN access to recent WB blockbusters. In addition to OSN Showcase, its existing channel for brand new HBO content, OSNtv will launch a new channel dedicated to classic HBO series, including The Wire, The Sopranos and Sex And The City, showcasing the full breadth of the library that the studio has to offer. The channels will also carry Friends and Big Bang Theory, as well as CNN International.
In 2024, OSN will expand its kids offering with the addition of Cartoon Network channels and programming across its platforms.
Jamie Cooke, GM CEE, Middle East & Turkey of Warner Bros. Discovery, added: “We’re excited to expand our partnership with our highly valued partner OSN. As Warner Bros. Discovery, we have a wide variety of content to offer and we’re delighted that we can now offer OSN’s viewers the possibility to enjoy even more of their favourite shows. No matter if it’s the newest season of Succession, their favourite episode of FRIENDS, the hit movie Dune or the newest season of Gold Rush, there is something for everyone to watch, whenever they want.”