AMC inks OSN deal to launch Sundance Channel HD in MENA
Editor | 14-01-2014
AMC/Sundance Channel Global is to launch its Sundance Channel HD in the Middle East and North Africa after a deal with OSN, the region’s leading pay-TV network.
Described as a landmark deal, the flagship channel of the international division of AMC Networks will be available exclusively on OSN from 15 January 2014 offering independent feature films, world cinema, documentaries, short films, series and original programmes. Sundance Channel will be available both in the content’s original language and with Arabic subtitling.
The new channel will be available to OSN subscribers on the Platinum HD and Premier HD packages and will be available via OSN Play, the region’s first online TV viewing platform. It will complement OSN’s existing line-up of over 135 channels, including 15 film channels and 14 entertainment/series channels offering even more premium and exclusive content choices to OSN viewers. The move will also take OSN’s total number of HD channels to 37.
“Our partnership with AMC/Sundance Channel Global highlights our commitment to continuously enhance the TV choices we provide through original and differentiating content,” commented OSN CEO David Butorac. “OSN viewers will be the first to enjoy a wide range of fascinating series, reality shows and independent films never seen before in the region. Sundance channel is a perfect fit to our exclusive showcase of premium entertainment introducing viewers to bold stories with a fresh and unique point of view.”
Added AMC/Sundance Channel Global president, Bruce Tuchman: “This exciting launch will significantly extend the reach of Sundance Channel into new territories throughout the Middle East and North Africa for the first time. We’re looking forward to working closely with OSN, the premier pay-TV platform in the region, to deliver original dramatic series alongside the best independent cinema.”