Saudi LG smart TVs to carry OSN Go

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 03 April 2015

Online streaming service OSN Go is now available on LG connected TVs in Saudi Arabia, the Dubai-based pay-TV operator and Korean consumer electronics giant have jointly announced.

Purchasers of LG's OLED, ultra HD and LED connected TVs in Saudi Arabia will have the option of three months' free access to Go by OSN, which was previously only available on PCs, Macs and smart phones in the Kingdom.

"The partnership with LG brings two unparalleled value propositions to Saudi customers the best in smart TV technology with the region's award-winning and fastest growing online TV service, Go. Saudi Arabia today ranks as the region's number one in online video consumption and we are taking the experience to a whole new level by offering high quality TV content, which can be watched back-to-back at the viewer's convenience," said Emad Morcos, SVP of media partners, OSN.

Content included on the service includes family films Shrek 4ever After, How To Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda and Spiderman as well as the hit TV series Breaking Bad and Al Ishq Al Aswad.

After the initial free trial, Saudi customers can subscribe to Go for US$10 per month.

Deuk Soo Ahn, president, LG Saudi Arabia, added: "LG has been the market leader in innovating the smart TV. The centre of our innovation has always been our customers. That is why LG believes the smart TVs should not be complicated. Our purpose is to make TV simple again."

In 2014, it is estimated that of the 1.7 million TV sets sold in Saudi Arabia, 20% were smart TVs. Penetration of connected TVs in Saudi Arabia is expected to reach around 65% by 2016.