Beirut based Cinemoz, a video on demand platform has announced the launch of ‘Moz Originals: The return of Arab imagination’, an original content channel dedicated to “Arab genre and entertainment”. The OTT startup which launched its free-to-view on-demand video service in 2011 is ready to release a lineup of exclusive original Arabic content set to begin streaming live on November 30.
Announced on the company’s twitter account along with a promo video showcasing the new original productions, Cinemoz line-up of content includes the award-winning Lebanese short sci-fi film Last Days of the Man of Tomorrow. Also premiering is the comedy mini series created by Cinemoz, Arabs in Space that chronicles a unique crew of not-so-carefully picked Arab explorers who are sent into deep space to save the Middle East and what remains of its civilization.
Cinemoz announced its first slate of original shows in 2017, stating it is part of their vision to disrupt how premium Arabic genre entertainment is produced and watched. Focusing on the growing demographic of Arab speaking online viewers across Egypt, the GCC, the Levant, North Africa and the Arab diaspora, Cinemoz wants to provide a platform for emerging local production talent to be discovered through the online video service.
The AVOD platform co-founded by Lebanese entrepreneurs Karim Safieddine and Maroun Najm, offers subscribers access to a wide range of entertainment content from the Arab World, including films, TV series, documentaries and shorts. With a content acquisition strategy focused on attracting Arab viewers, Cinemoz is working with major regional studios and independent filmmakers to acquire titles, including classic titles from Hollywood, Bollywood and Egyptian cinema.