OSN to invest in Arabic original content

OSN has announced the launch of OSN originals with new shows including ‘A’adet Regala’ season three, food reality show ‘Yalla Neta’asha’ and Syrian war drama ‘No Man’s Land’.

The newly launched OSN Originals represents a new era of content resilience for OSN in the Middle East and North Africa.

Patrick Tillieux, CEO of OSN said: “As one of the largest players in the regional entertainment industry, we bear a unique responsibility to give our audience’s content that resonates and taps into their passions and aspirations. Audience demands have evolved, and OSN Originals was borne from the need to meet these demands. We truly believe in the importance of local content and OSN Originals is further testament to our commitment to this. We have structured this as a long-term strategy and priority focus that will translate into a library of unique never-seen-before and never-told-before stories from the region.”

With over 1500 hours of Arabic-language content currently on the platform, OSN’s vision for 2021 will focus heavily on Arabic content, split between acquisition and Original production. By the end of 2021, Arabic and Original productions will represent 25% of all content on OSN.