Disney+ content is coming to the Middle East with OSN this April
Viewers will have access to the Disney+ Originals catalogue
This month, Disney fans in the Middle East will get access to the Disney+ Originals catalogue, showcasing new work from the entertainment giant via its streaming platform.
The content will be available in the region for the first time with OSN from Thursday, April 9. It will cost $9.50 (Dh35) per month, but will offer a seven-day free trial.
It will be available in 17 markets regionally, including the UAE, as well as Egypt, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, across OSN's box and streaming services.
From the evening of Thursday, April 2, OSN customers will have access to a limited selection of Disney+ content, which they will be able to access by subscribing to a package through their box and OSN streaming service. The full regional selection will be available from Thursday, April 9.
OSN chief executive Patrick Tillieux said of the agreement: "Adding Disney+ Originals to our boxes and streaming services is a huge milestone for us and reinforces our commitment to offering premium content to our regional audience from only the most exceptional brands.
"By making the OSN streaming service available across all our platforms – TV, mobile, laptops, tablets, games consoles, and streaming boxes – the whole family can enjoy uninterrupted world-class entertainment unrivalled by any other platform."
Which Disney+ Originals will you be able to watch in the UAE?
The region's Disney+ offering will not be the exact same as international selections.
But regional audiences will have access to old favourites and new original work. Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian is a Disney+ exclusive show, as are Marvel Hero Project, Pixar in Real Life and Disney Family Sundays.
There is also a selection of original movies available through the streaming service. The 2019 live-action version of Lady and the Tramp is available to stream, along with Noelle, One Day at Disney, Togo and Timmy Failure.
There will also be offerings from ABC, Marvel, Fox, Pixar, Star Wars, and National Geographic available on OSN to stream. Disney favourite franchise Toy Story will be available to watch exclusively on OSN.
The Walt Disney Company's Amit Malhotra explains: "Given that we currently do not plan to launch Disney+ as a standalone service in the region in the near future, we are pleased to work with OSN to bring Disney+ Originals to viewers in the Middle East.
"This unique distribution strategy, designed specifically for this region, will provide fans and families the opportunity to enjoy world-class original content and amazing storytelling from our extensive portfolio of brands right now in these difficult times.”
Updated: April 2, 2020 12:39 PM