Pay-TV network OSN has renewed a long-term deal with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM).
The deal allows OSN subscribers to continue to enjoy the entire James Bond film library from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions and MGM, from 1962’s Dr No to the 24th adventure, Spectre.
The alliance also gives viewers the opportunity to enjoy over 175 Academy Award winning films including 14 Best Pictures from the prestigious studio. All these and more will be available for OSN subscribers across all platforms, including OSN’s catch-up service OSN Play, and Go online TV service.
David Butorac, CEO of OSN, said: “For over 90 years, MGM has been representing the best in world-class cinema and entertainment. OSN is proud to deliver MGM’s compelling content – both through record breaking movies and smash-hit TV series – exclusively to our subscribers in the region.
“Clearly, in movie and series content, OSN has surged way ahead in the industry through such long-term partnerships, and we continue to firmly make our mark as the entertainment destination that delivers the widest choice of channels, the deepest archive of international film and TV and with a continued dedication to new and exclusive content. By continually forging new deals and maintaining our relationships with all the top studios in Hollywood, our subscribers experience an unrivalled level of high-quality entertainment straight to their homes or on the go.”
Chris Ottinger, president of worldwide television distribution and acquisitions, MGM, said: “We look forward to continue providing OSN customers access to not only a selection of our theatrical first-run titles, but our classic library and future first-run TV series and mini-series.”
OSN will now have first and second pay window rights for MGM movies including its vast library of classic movies.
Titles in MGM’s portfolio include: the “Rocky” franchise, Annie Hall (1977), Platoon (1986), Rain Man (1988), The Princess Bride (1988), Dances With Wolves (1990), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), and the “Stargate” franchise among others. Hit films from the MGM catalogue include Creed, Poltergeist, Max, and Hercules.
OSN subscribers will be able to watch upcoming movies such as How To Be Single, Barbershop The Next Cut, Me Before You, Ben-Hur, and The Magnificent Seven.
OSN also has first-access for over-the-top rights to MGM movies on OSN Play, the catch-up platform for anytime, anywhere entertainment, and GO Online TV by OSN. All future first-run TV series and mini-series from MGM will reach MENA first and exclusively for OSN subscribers.