United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 30 June 2020: OSN, the region’s leading entertainment network, will be bringing the Tony Award®– and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical ‘Hamilton,’ the filmed version of the original Broadway production, exclusively to the region on 4th July, on the OSN Streaming app as part of the Disney+ Originals partnership agreement.
An unforgettable cinematic stage performance, the filmed version of the original Broadway production of “Hamilton” combines the best elements of live theater, film and streaming to bring the cultural phenomenon to homes around the world for a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime experience. “Hamilton” is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, “Hamilton” has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.
Filmed at The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June of 2016, the film transports its audience into the world of the Broadway show in a uniquely intimate way. With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and direction by Thomas Kail, “Hamilton” is inspired by the book “Alexander Hamilton” by Ron Chernow and produced by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeffrey Seller, with Sander Jacobs and Jill Furman serving as executive producers. Filming was produced by RadicalMedia. The 11-time-Tony Award®-, GRAMMY Award®-, Olivier Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning stage musical stars: Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler; Jonathan Groff as King George; Christopher Jackson as George Washington; Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds; Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton; Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr; Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison; Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton; and Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton.
“We are thrilled to be bringing the filmed version of Hamilton, the award-winning and widely popular Broadway musical exclusive to our audiences in the Middle East. Our partnership with Disney+ gives OSN subscribers access to best-in-class content including from Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, and National Geographic. As the region’s leading entertainment network, OSN reinforces our commitment to offering premium content to our regional audience from only the most exceptional brands.” said Rolla Karam, Interim Chief Content Officer at OSN.
Viewers can also enjoy a range of exclusive content including the Academy Award®-winning film ‘Parasite’, the live action version of Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ starring Hollywood favourite Will Smith, the Academy Award®–nominated film ‘The Lion King’ and the epic first-ever live-action Star Wars series ‘The Mandalorian’. Popular binge-worthy series including Emmy Award-winning ‘Killing Eve’ and Golden Globe Award-winning series ‘Ramy’ are aired at exactly the same minute that they are broadcast in the US. The OSN streaming app costs 9.50 USD per month and is available on OSN.com, iOS and Android mobile apps, Apple TV, Android TV and Samsung and LG TVs.
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.
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