Available on OSN streaming app and OSN Live TV from September 1, Paramount+ will offer premium content from ViacomCBS brands including Comedy Central and MTV.
ViacomCBS Networks International and OSN have announced the upcoming launch of Paramount+, a premium streaming service that features content from ViacomCBS brands, including Paramount Channel, Comedy Central, MTV and ViacomCBS International Studios and third parties.
Available in MENA only on OSN streaming app and OSN Live TV from September 1, the streaming service will be ViacomCBS’ first streaming service in the region.
Paramount+ will be the new home for Paramount Channel’s content in the region, aligned with ViacomCBS Networks International strategy to build a meaningful branded presence in the streaming area while maintaining the leadership position in linear TV.
Paramount Channel, currently available on OSN Set Top Box channel 34 in the Middle East, will change its screen beginning September 1 and move to Paramount+.
The service will deliver content across a variety of different genres, including much-loved movies, first-run TV series, cutting-edge comedy series from ViacomCBS, all subtitled in Arabic and Telenovelas dubbed in Arabic as well as subtitled in English.
In addition to blockbuster and classic movies, such as the Men In Black trilogy, for the launch, Paramount+ is set to showcase a range of content exclusives in the market, such as ViacomCBS International Studios’ TV series To Catch A Thief, 100 Days To Fall in Love, and Awesomeness TV’s Betch, an all-girl sketch comedy show.
Paramount+ will be available in the Middle East from September 1 only through the OSN streaming app for USD 9.50/month and OSN Live TV package.
Paramount+ debuted as an SVOD service in 2017 in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. It has since expanded to Poland, Hungary, Latin America and Russia.
Olivier Jollet, Senior Vice President Emerging Business, ViacomCBS Networks Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia, said: “Paramount+ is an exciting new addition to ViacomCBS’ offering in the region and will provide the best content to audiences across the MENA region, through our ongoing relationship with OSN. The Paramount+ launch marks the beginning of our important streaming journey in the Middle East.”
Rolla Karam, Interim Chief Content Officer at OSN remarked: “Our extensive partnership with ViacomCBS is a testament to OSN’s continued commitment to digital transformation. Our strategy remains focused on keeping OSN at the forefront of digital innovation, further cementing our position as a leader in the delivery of world-class content. We are thrilled to offer Paramount+ to viewers in the region and are confident our subscribers will enjoy the highly-anticipated content available to them through this launch.”