OSN BRINGS VIEWERS AN EXCLUSIVE TV ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE THIS RAMADAN
• Hit Turkish series, Hareem Al Sultan Season 3 premieres exclusively on OSN Ya Hala! HD from July 1
• Original Arabic productions, new Khaleeji shows and exclusive culinary-themed concepts complement OSN's innovative technology allowing viewers complete control over their viewing experience
Dubai, UAE; June 17, 2013: OSN is bringing viewers the ultimate TV entertainment experience this Ramadan showcasing an array of brand new and exclusive premium programming and a viewing experience unmatched in the region.
Viewers will be spoilt for choice with nine brand new shows making their TV premiere exclusively on OSN Ya Hala!HD and OSN Ya Hala Shabab HD. From original Egyptian productions (Adam w Jamila, El Kabeer S3) to brand new Khaleeji series (Ghssen Maksoor, Salim S2), OSN will also build on the success of its cookery themed drama introduced last year with a brand new season of the hugely popular Znood El Sitt and another fresh concept Alf Akla w Akla, an unconventional culinary show inspired by the legendary fairy tale 1001 Nights.
A key highlight of OSN's offering is undoubtedly the much awaited Season 3 premiere of the endearing and epic story of Hareem Al Sultan which makes its grand appearance on OSN screens from July 1.
Khulud Abu Homos, Senior Vice President of Programming at OSN said: “Based on customer demand and programming research, we have carefully put together an unrivalled range of programming to suit all tastes and preferences. Exclusively premiering the hotly anticipated Hareem Al Sultan Season 3 on July 1 is undoubtedly the jewel of our Ramadan programming. We are also confident that Adam w Jamila will be a huge hit creating a benchmark for drama production in the region and Ahmed Mekky's popular El Kabeer is back with Season 3 only on OSN.”
“We understand that during the Holy Month, schedules change and vary from person to person. With OSN's technology, viewers can enjoy the spirit of Ramadan and also rest assured that they won't miss their favourite shows. In fact, OSN's technology allows each viewer to create their very own personalised TV experience. This year, OSN's Ramadan offering is not only about premium and exclusive content but also an exclusive viewing experience found nowhere else.”
Ramadan is a hectic period where most flexibility is needed to enjoy the spirit of the Holy Month. OSN is putting the reins in the hands of the viewer so they have complete control over their entertainment and can create their very own personal TV experience. Viewers don't need to be constrained by channels and show timings any more – they can enjoy the spirit of Ramadan, visit your family and friends and design a TV schedule that fits their routine. Nowhere else will viewers find this unique blend of world class, premium content and an exclusive viewing experience.
In addition to enjoying every moment in stunning high definition, viewers can record their favourite shows or revel in the joy of pausing live television. Plus, especially for the Holy Month, OSN has launched its exclusive ‘Ramadan Catch up' and ‘Ramadan On Demand' services giving viewers even more ways to access and enjoy their favourite TV.
Viewers also have the option to watch OSN's fantastic content anytime, anywhere via OSN Play, the region's first online TV viewing platform. OSN Play will give viewers access to show details, recipes and even behind-the-scenes footage and interviews complementing the TV viewing experience.
OSN Ya Hala!HD +2, a time shifted channel will also be launched especially for Ramadan to provide even more viewing options and flexibility.
Award-winning Turkish drama:
Kicking off this year's Ramadan line-up is the award winning Turkish series, Hareem Al Sultan. The long-awaited third season, which centres on the fictional portrayal of life in the Ottoman royal court, is a visual masterpiece and has been a resounding success across the Middle East and Africa. The first episode will premiere on Monday, July 1 exclusively on OSN Ya Hala!HD and will be screened from Saturday through to Wednesday dubbed in Arabic with English subtitles.
Exclusive Egyptian series:
Back by popular demand is a line-up of star-studded dramas. The heart-wrenching Egyptian love story, Adam w Jamila makes its return on OSN Ya Hala Shabab HD. This powerful series, starring Hassan Al Raddad and Yousra Al Louzy, follows a young couple's love story as it encounters insurmountable obstacles. Screened every day at 22:00 KSA, Adam w Jamila will have OSN viewers gripped to their seats. The series will continue after Ramadan with the next season returning exclusively on OSN.
Ahmed Mekky is a gifted comedian, writer and rapper and is one of the funniest men in Egypt. In El Kabeer, Mekky plays three separate characters in one sitcom - a father and his three extremely different sons. Humour at its best, tune into the brand new Season 3 of one of the best Egyptian comedy shows which portrays different views and different ways of living through hilarious moments inspired from both Eastern and Western cultures. The show will screen at 19:00 KSA exclusively on OSN Shabab HD.
Exclusive Khaleeji content:
Making its TV debut is Ghssen Maksoor, a romantic Khaleeji drama series that tackles and helps to find a delicate balance between human relationships. The series stars renowned Kuwaiti actor Naif Al Rasheed along with Huda Khateeb.
Plus, tune into Salim Season 2, inspired by a verse in the Holy Quran, sees Mustafa Al Aidaroos return to OSN's Ya Hala!HD with a new inspirational season. Aimed at improving the spiritual and physical aspects of our lives for harmony and enlightenment, Salim S2 will be broadcast every day at 18:00 KSA.
OSN's newly created genre of culinary-themed drama:
Building on its great success last year and back by popular demand, Znood El Sitt will once again couple culinary delights with comedy and drama. With recipes guaranteed to get the taste buds tingling, this season brings together Wafaa' Mousally and newcomer Samia Al Jazeari. Further expanding this newly created genre, OSN launches Alf Akla w Akla, a gastronomic extravaganza inspired by the legendary Arabian fairy-tale 1001 Nights. Featuring sisters Alia & Shorouk, there's plenty of interesting tales and great tips on cooking and eating healthy this Ramadan. Tune in every day at 14:00 KSA, exclusively on OSN Ya Hala!HD.
Following on from the successful adaption of the US Disney drama hit series ‘Private Practice,' comes the acclaimed Turkish version, Marhaba Hayat airing on OSN Ya Hala Shabab HD from Saturday to Wednesday at 21:00 KSA. Another popular Turkish series, Asmaytoha Feriha brings the charming and passionate love story between Amir and Feriha to viewers from Saturday to Wednesday at 22:00 KSA, on OSN Ya Hala!HD.
Special OSN Movies HD family slot:
Underscoring the values of togetherness, OSN has developed a special family slot on OSN Movies HD at 15:00 KSA daily boasting a line-up of the most popular Hollywood animated blockbusters, family dramas and heart-warming comedies
This and much more only on OSN this Ramadan. For more information on OSN's Ramadan programming please visit www.osn.com