OSN+ celebrates ‘House of The Dragon’ with spectacular drone show to light up Riyadh Boulevard at Gamers8 Festival

OSN+ celebrates ‘House of The Dragon’ with spectacular drone show to light up Riyadh Boulevard at Gamers8 Festival

  • –          OSN+ and HBO celebrate the premiere of House of the Dragon, the Game of Thrones Prequel, with 1,000 drones set to soar overhead Riyadh Boulevard during the Gamers8 Festival on August 18th
  • House of The Dragon is exclusively streaming on OSN+, premiering simultaneously with the US on Aug 22nd in the Middle East

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – 15 August 2022 –  OSN+, the region’s leading streaming service for premium entertainment, is celebrating the premiere of House of the Dragon, the Game of Thrones prequel, with an immersive drone show and screen takeover that will light up the Riyadh skyline during the Gamers8 Festival on 18 August.

OSN+ will celebrate the premiere of the highly-anticipated series with a breath-taking, 1,000 drone light show above Riyadh Boulevard, preceded by a complete screen takeover and firework display during the Gamers8 festival, the largest esports and gaming event worldwide, currently taking place in Riyadh. 

“OSN+ is excited to launch a spectacular drone show as part of the Gamers8 festival ahead of the highly anticipated release of House of the Dragon on 22 August in the Middle East. Alongside an expansive screen takeover and firework display, the gaming festival will provide an engaging and immersive platform to celebrate the premiere of the first episode of the Game of Thrones prequel with fans, both within the Saudi Arabian capital and across the Kingdom” said Ashley Rite, VP, Marketing & Growth at OSN+.

The ten-episode HBO Original drama series, available exclusively on OSN, is based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, andtells the story of House Targaryen. The prequel to one of the most successful series of the past decade is set to air exclusively on OSN+ on August 22nd, simultaneously with the US premiere, with new episodes dropping weekly on the platform.

The line-up in the upcoming series includes Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen, Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, the King’s younger brother and heir to the throne, Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, daughter of the Hand of the King, Emma D’Arcy as King Viserys’ firstborn child, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Steve Toussaint as Lord CorlysVelaryon “The Sea Snake”, Eve Best as his wife Princess Rhaenys Targaryen, Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole, Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria, and Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King and father to Alicent.

OSN+ is an easily accessible online platform and is available for download across all iOS and Android devices. For only USD 9.5 per month, with a complimentary 7-day trial, stream now at https://osnplus.com/ and enjoy endless hours of exciting content.


House of the Dragon credits 

Co-Creator/Executive Producer, George R.R. Martin; Co-Creator/Co-Showrunner/Executive Producer/Writer, Ryan Condal; Co-Showrunner/Executive Producer/Director, Miguel Sapochnik; Executive Producer/Writer, Sara Hess; Executive Producers, Jocelyn Diaz, Vince Gerardis, Ron Schmidt; Directors Clare Kilner, Geeta V. Patel; Director/Co-Executive Producer, Greg Yaitanes. Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood.”

About OSN+

OSN+ is the region’s leading local premium streaming service, featuring an incredible line-up of exclusive global and local curated content.

Led by its long-term partnerships with major studios including HBO, NBC Universal, Paramount+, Endeavor Content, MGM, and Sony, the platform ensures the latest content at the same time as the US, including critically acclaimed series and must-see movies. OSN+ is also the home to world-class Arabic original content with its OSN+ Originals including the star-studded local adaptation of the smash-hit series Suits Arabia launched in April 2022, followed later in the year by OSN+ Original feature film Yellow Bus.

OSN+ can be accessed through all your favourite devices, including major TV platforms, all iOS, and Android devices, and from the web. Find out more and stream now at www.osnplus.com

About SEF:

The Saudi Esports Federation is the regulating body in charge of nurturing elite gaming athletes and developing the gaming community and industry in Saudi Arabia.

The federation’s activities are categorized into two complementary streams. The first stream works to develop all levels of competitive gamers, starting with the grassroots community level and moving up to professional esports athletes that can achieve global excellence. The second stream works to develop the entire gaming/esports value chain by catalyzing the industry and enabling talent.

Since its establishment in late 2017, the federation has organized multiple world-class national and international tournaments and events, attracted investment from local private sector actors and worked with international developers on opportunities in the Saudi market.

About Gamers8:

Gamers8, from the creators of Gamers Without Borders, is a global gaming and esports festival with a mission to blur the lines between what’s physical and what’s virtual. Established to bring the virtual world of gaming and esports out into the physical realm of Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia, Gamers8 will be held for eight weeks this summer from July 14 – September 8.

Offering elite and competitive tournaments, entertainment, activities and attractions, incredible music concerts and shows, plus more, Gamers8 concludes with a gaming and esports summit that brings together sector leaders and experts from around the world.

The elite gaming competitions will host the biggest esports teams in the world across five different titles with a total prize pool of $15 million, all hosted in a state of the art, purpose-built venue at Boulevard Riyadh City.

Organized by the Saudi Esports Federation, the event is being brought by a series of partners including Mastercard, SAVVY Gaming Group, ESL FACEIT Group, Spotify, and Aramco, each collaborating to provide gamers around the world an experience like no other.

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