OSN and All3Media International Strike a New Content Deal

Package includes highly anticipated series The Tourist from BBC and HBO Max and smash hit ITV Drama Trigger Point

07 March 2022, Dubai – United Arab Emirates: OSN, the regional leading entertainment hub, today announced a new content agreement with All3Media International. This new deal cements OSN’s position as the partner of choice for leading international studios and entertainment companies in the region and expands its first-class content portfolio with some of the world’s most sought-after titles.

The slate includes the highly anticipated BBC1/HBO Max, Stan, and ZDF mini-series The Tourist, created by Emmy and Golden Globe-winning producer Two Brothers Pictures. Starring Jamie Dornan as The Man, this mystery drama follows Dornan’s character running away from a past he can’t remember as he wakes up in the middle of the Australian outback. The impressive cast joining Jamie Dornan includes Danielle Macdonald (Dumplin’, Unbelievable), Shalom Brune-Franklin (Line of Duty, Roadkill), Damon Herriman (Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The Missing, The Widow) and Alex Dimitriades (Total Control, The Cry). The Tourist will launch exclusively on OSN the same day as it premieres on HBO MAX in the US.

Trigger Point Adrian Lester as Joel Manjinder Virk as Samira © HTM All3Media International scaled

Also featured is the high octane thriller Trigger Point, from executive producer Jed Mercurio, the creator of Line of Duty, one of the biggest UK shows this century. The six-part thriller is the debut series from screenwriter Daniel Brierley and has recently been renewed for a second season. It follows bomb disposal expert Lana Washington, portrayed by Vicky McClure, and her partner Joel Nutkins – Adrian Lester, as they respond to bomb threats in the British capital. The new series is fully available on OSN Streaming app.

Kelly Shek, Sales Manager (Africa, Middle East, Turkey & Israel) at All3Media International commented “OSN provides the perfect home in the UAE for star-studded content and drama with strong dynamic narratives. We’re delighted that work from esteemed producers – Jack and Harry Williams and Jed Mercurio – will be seen on OSN”

At OSN, we are always looking for the very best programming to meet the demands of a diverse audience in this region. All3Media International is one of the world’s leading distributors of premium scripted content and we are delighted to bring some of their biggest and best shows to OSN subscribers in 2022,” said Nick Forward, Managing Director Streaming & Chief Content Officer at OSN.

The OSN umbrella currently covers an unbeatable range of exclusive programming and best-in-class entertainment led by its long-term partnerships with studio majors including HBO, NBC Universal, ViacomCBS, Paramount, MGM, and Sony to name a few.

With hundreds of hours of exclusive content that appeals to the entire family, subscribers can immerse themselves into a new world with the latest cinema releases, the latest Hollywood blockbusters, series, OSN Originals, and enjoy the ease of entertainment anytime and anywhere with the OSN Streaming app.

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About OSN

OSN is the region’s leading entertainment hub with a history of providing exceptional value for customers with its focus on exclusive and in-demand content, and innovative digital platforms for anywhere, anytime access.

OSN’s strength is its unbeatable range of exclusive programming and best-in-class entertainment led by its long-term partnerships with studio majors including HBO, NBC Universal, Fox, Paramount, MGM, and Sony to name a few.

OSN is the home for premium and nowhere-else content in Arabic, English, Turkish. OSN broadcasts the latest content at the same minute as in the US, including popular series, blockbuster movies, and the best in kids and lifestyle programming. In addition, OSN also provides entertainment content for devices such as laptops, tablets, and mobile phones via its online and mobile app entertainment platform, offering movies and series on the go.

OSN’s ambition is to deliver entertainment everywhere for everyone, which is informed by the company’s three key pillars: A customer-first approach, unrivaled exclusive content, and unbeatable value.

Ariff Sidi
Ariff Sidi
Chief Product Officer at Edgecast

Ariff Sidi is a General Manager and Chief Product Officer at Edgecast. Ariff joined the team with 15 years of experience in internet and digital media problem solving, and 10 years of experience in streaming media platform development.

Ariff has generated 11 patents and earned an Emmy award for innovation during his many years of digital media platform and product development, in both B2C and B2B businesses. He has held leadership roles in engineering, product management, and strategy in start-ups, media companies like Disney and FOX, and tech heavyweights like Qualcomm and Verizon. He currently has responsibility for Edgecast's industry-leading video streaming and content delivery business.

Ariff's background includes leading the development of multiple industry-first streaming products including ABC's Full Episode Player and FOX's national primetime live streaming. He has also led the development of several multi-platform, VOD products for Disney across Europe.

Several of Ariff's patents have defined industry best practices for online video and advertising, and several of his novel solutions were precursors to now industry standard specifications.

Additionally, Ariff founded a technology start-up in the kids and family mobile space and co-founded a ground-breaking social video start-up.

Ariff has a BS in Computer Engineering from UC San Diego and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.


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