OSN to air WWE Network across Arab world

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 16 February 2015

Middle East pay-TV operator OSN has agreed a five-year deal with WWE to distribute its premium channel WWE Network, with coverage commencing ready for the WrestleMania event on 29 March.

The agreement is in addition to OSN's existing deal with WWE to air its programmes Raw, SmackDown, NXT and Superstars, among others, across the Arab world.

"OSN has a long-standing relationship with WWE and we are very excited to be expanding that relationship further with the exclusive carriage of the WWE Network," said Andy Warkman, VP, sport and production, OSN.

"We will be co-branding the linear channel OSN WWE Network HD and following on from our enhanced TV deal renewal last year; this is great news for WWE fans in the Middle East and North Africa region. We are looking forward to launching the network in the coming weeks and cementing our position as the home of WWE in the region."

OSN subscribers will be able to access the premium linear network via their set-top boxes, on multiple connected devices via OSN Play or authenticated access via WWE Network apps.

Gerrit Meier, executive vice president, international, WWE added: "WWE is committed to growing our brand globally and this agreement illustrates the flexibility we have in rolling out WWE Network around the world, offering our fans an extraordinary experience."