International recruitment drive comes at the end of a milestone year for the region’s entertainment hub
Dubai, UAE, 18 November 2020: OSN, the region’s leading entertainment hub, is on the hunt for the best and brightest talent across the world as it looks to create a cutting edge content team of passionate storytellers to disrupt and transform content in the MENA region for 2021 and beyond. New roles have been created across several sectors including Directors of Content for Movies, Series, Arabic, Kids and Lifestyle and Factual as the company aims to hire a team to contribute, create and shape future content across its channels and streaming service in the MENA region. Selected candidates will be responsible for curating content that will drive viewership across all platforms.
The announcement comes as the brand closes an exciting year. In April 2020, the company launched a rebrand and revamped streaming platform, as well as announcing the news that it had won the exclusive rights to distribute Disney+ Originals content across the Middle East. Earlier this month, the company unveiled OSN Originals, a new content umbrella dedicated wholly to regionally produced content. The news came with a commitment from OSN to double its investment into Arabic content in 2021 with Arabic and Original productions representing 25% of all content by the end of the year.
“The MENA region is a land of stories and OSN is uniquely positioned to tell those stories. If we are to deliver on our promise of delivering the best content, we must have the best talent, so we are taking our search global. Hiring storytellers with the right expertise, drive and passion will be crucial for us to execute our strategic priorities and mission of remaining as the leading entertainment network in the region. These roles are for people as obsessed with content and entertainment as we are,” said Patrick Tillieux, CEO, OSN.
OSN is the region’s leading entertainment business with the rights to broadcast in 17 countries across the MENA. The company is owned and operated by Panther Media Group, registered in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and has two shareholders, KIPCO and the Mawarid Group Limited.
OSN has 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 is the exclusive distributor of The Walt Disney Company’s new Disney+ Originals in the Middle East region, across both its box and streaming services. 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 Disney, 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, Filipino. 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 has been at the forefront of digital technology innovation in the Middle East introducing OSN on Demand, the region’s first VOD service.
OSN’s ambition is to deliver entertainment everywhere for everyone, which is informed by the company’s three key pillars: A customer-first approach, unrivalled exclusive content and unbeatable value.