Dubai: ViacomCBS Networks International and OSN, the region’s leading entertainment network, today 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 1st, the service will be ViacomCBS’ first streaming service for youth and adults in the region.
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 said, “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.”
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+, to give subscribers an even more diverse and high-quality portfolio, anywhere, at any time.
Paramount+ 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: widely-anticipated ViacomCBS International Studios’ TV series To Catch A Thief, a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic movie; 100 Days To Fall in Love, the original comedy series produced by Telefe and Awesomeness TV’s Betch, an all-girl sketch comedy show, starring ‘The Betches,’ and featuring celebrity hosts.
Paramount+ is committed to constantly expanding its broad library offering, with fresh content and exclusive premieres every month.
ViacomCBS service Paramount + will be available in the Middle East from September 1st 2020 only through the OSN streaming app for USD 9.50/month and OSN Live TV package.
Paramount+ debuted as an SVOD aggregation service in October 2017 in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. It has since expanded to Poland, Hungary, Latin America and Russia.
ViacomCBS Networks International:
Francesca Soffientini, Snr Manager Communications
About ViacomCBS Networks International
ViacomCBS Networks International, a unit of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAC), is comprised of many of the world’s most iconic consumer brands. Its portfolio includes Network 10, Channel 5, Telefe, Viacom International Studios, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Network and Pluto TV among others. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS Networks International provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents and across more than 180 countries.
OSN is the region’s leading entertainment business with the rights to broadcast in 17 countries across the MENA. The company is owned and operated by Panther Media Group, registered in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and has two shareholders, KIPCO and the Mawarid Group Limited.
OSN has a history of providing exceptional value for customers with its focus on exclusive and in-demand content, and innovative digital platforms for anywhere, anytime access.
OSN is the exclusive distributor of The Walt Disney Company’s new Disney+ Originals in the Middle East region, across both its box and streaming services. OSN’s strength is its unbeatable range of exclusive programming and best-in-class entertainment led by its long-term partnerships with studio majors including Disney, HBO, NBC Universal, Fox, Paramount, MGM, and Sony to name a few.
OSN is the home for premium and nowhere-else content in Arabic, English, Filipino. OSN broadcasts the latest content at the same minute as in the US, including popular series, blockbuster movies, and the best in kids and lifestyle programming. In addition, OSN also provides entertainment content for devices such as laptops, tablets and mobile phones via its online and mobile app entertainment platform, offering movies and series on the go.
OSN has been at the forefront of digital technology innovation in the Middle East introducing OSN on Demand, the region's first VOD service.
OSN’s ambition is to deliver entertainment everywhere for everyone, which is informed by the company’s three key pillars: A customer-first approach, unrivalled exclusive content and unbeatable value.
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