July 2020

OSN Brings First Saudi Movie Straight to Streaming  The Perfect Candidate skips theatrical release and comes direct to your home this Eid Al Adha

OSN Brings First Saudi Movie Straight to Streaming 

This Eid al Adha, celebrate with family and friends with the ground-breaking movie ‘The Perfect Candidate’, brought to you exclusively by OSN, the region’s leading entertainment network. In a first for a Saudi release, the inspiring and empowering movie was not available in cinemas, and is broadcasting for the first time on OSN.

The Perfect Candidate (Al Murshaha Al Methaliya), was directed by Haifaa Al Mansour, one of the most significant cinematic female figures in KSA and director of the critically acclaimed Wadjda. Nominated for three awards, this film certainly lives up to its hype as it sheds light on the evolving role of Saudi women in public life.The story follows a young doctor Maryam (Mila Al Zahrani’s debut) who surprises everyone by standing as a candidate for the local municipality in Saudi Arabia. Maryam’s only desire is for the dirt road outside the local hospital to be surfaced, but no one takes this ambitious professional woman’s modest political mission seriously or anticipates where it will end

Rolla Karam, Interim Chief Content Officer at OSN said: “OSN’s strategy is informed by the shifting and evolving needs of our customers and part of that is redefining our premium proposition by curating exclusive content for the Arabic audience across the region. We are proud to support, promote and celebrate local talent and in a first for a release in the region, bring this beautiful masterpiece direct to customers in their homes without having to wait for a cinematic release.”

The film is available with English subtitles to Buy & Keep or Rent on OSN Store and will air on the first day of Eid Al Adha at 23:00 KSA/ 00:00AM UAE on OSN Yahala Cinema and OSN Streaming.About 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+, 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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