VIACOMCBS NETWORKS INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS WITH OSN TO STRENGTHEN ITS STREAMING BUSINESS IN THE MIDDLE EAST WITH PARAMOUNT+
Available on OSN streaming app and OSN Live TV from September 1st, Paramount+ will give fans access to premium content wherever they are, whenever they want
Dubai – 24 August 2020: 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.