OSN extends licensing agreement as MENA home of HBO

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Middle East pay TV operator OSN has strengthened its partnership with HBO and extended its exclusive licensing agreement for the US programmer’s content.

OSN, which said the agreement cemented its position as the exclusive home for HBO programming across the MENA region, will exclusively carry complete boxsets of HBO content including Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, Sex and the City and The Wire on its streaming service.

Current series such as Euphoria, Westworld, Barry and His Dark Materials will see new seasons in 2022, alongside new projects including The Gilded Age, an adaptation of The Time Traveller’s Wife, and Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty. All titles will be available on OSN across the MENA region at the same time as their worldwide Premieres.

As a part of the deal, OSN will also mark the 20th anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by making all eight Harry Potter Films available to subscribers in 2022.

“HBO is the most respected name in global television, and we couldn’t be more pleased to extend and expand our longstanding partnership. Together with the addition of an incredible line-up of Warner Bros. movies and series to our customers, this deal continues to demonstrate OSN’s commitment to bringing more of the world’s very best TV to OSN’s customers,” said Nick Forward, managing director, streaming and chief content officer at OSN.

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