'Get It All’ this Ramadan with 27 series of drama on OSN

Ghada Abdel Razik in “Ard Jaw.”
Updated 26 May 2017

'Get It All’ this Ramadan with 27 series of drama on OSN

Entertainment network OSN is offering its subscribers 27 series for the whole family this Ramadan.
The network’s new GetItAll bundle offers viewers access to all premium Ramadan series through OSN’s Plus HD Box which allows subscribers to record, pause and rewind live TV.
OSN’s Ramadan line-up is also available on OSN Play and On Demand. Popular Ottoman epic drama series Kösem Sultan, exclusive to OSN and starring award-winning actress Nurgül Yesilçay, will also be available.
Egyptian drama on OSN “Ya Hala Al-Oula” also features a line-up of talent that includes Karim Abdel Aziz in Al-Zaybak; Ghada Abdel Razik in Ard Jaw and Donia Sameer Ghanem in Fi El Lala Land. Hayat Al-Fahd performs in “Gulf drama Rummana.”
A collection of Ramadan series will be offered on OSN’s Alfa package.
The line-up includes El Hisab Yigma’a featuring Yousra and Khalsana Be Shaiaka starring Ahmed Mekky.
A bunch of stars shine in “Li Aala Sie’r” featuring Nelly Karim, Ahmed Fahmy and Zeina, while Amr Saad and Reham Hagag are the leading duo in “Wada’ Amni.”
Halawt El Donia starring Hind Sabry and Dafer Abdeen and Harbana Minha with Yasmine Abd El Aziz are also lined up.
For the ART series, fans can catch Taim Hassan in Al-Haiba as well as Qanadeel Al-Oshaq featuring Cyrine Abdel Nour and La Totfi Al-Shams with Amina Khalil.
Emad Morcos, chief content officer, OSN, said: “This Ramadan, OSN is bringing more value to our customers through our extensive roster of programs tailored for the family. With a number of popular dramas from across the region, OSN subscribers in MENA get to enjoy the best shows and have the convenience of never having to miss an episode through our advanced box features. As spending quality time with family becomes a top priority during Ramadan, OSN’s features such as Series Link, OSN Play and OSN On Demand HD become more valuable than ever.”

Ma’aden acquisition supports Vision 2030

Updated 24 April 2019

Ma’aden acquisition supports Vision 2030

The acquisition of an African fertilizer distribution company by Ma’aden, the largest Saudi mining company, will advance Ma’aden’s Strategy 2025, which includes plans to expand operations in the Kingdom and grow sales globally. The acquisition will also support Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, which seeks to diversify the economy, increase non-oil exports, boost the Kingdom’s non-oil GDP, and reinforce the mining sector as the third pillar of Saudi industry, after oil and gas and petrochemicals. 

Ma’aden will make its first international acquisition with the purchase of the Mauritius-based Meridian Group, which is due to be completed by September for an undisclosed fee.

The publicly-listed Saudi mining company will acquire an 85 percent stake in the company in an all-cash deal that will provide one of the Middle East’s largest phosphate producers with 3,000 staff and a network of operations across southern Africa, from Malawi to Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Phosphate is used to produce fertilizer that is essential in replacing the phosphorous mineral that is removed from soil when agricultural crops are harvested. 

“This acquisition marks a very important step in Ma’aden’s strategy to build global distribution channels for our fertilizer products,” said Darren Davis, president and chief executive of Ma’aden. “As we continue to build one of the largest producers and exporters of phosphate fertilizers in the world, ensuring an efficient route to key growth markets is critical to our success.” 

Agriculture forms a significant portion of the economies of all African countries. As a sector, it can therefore contribute to major continental priorities, such as eradicating poverty and hunger. The agri industry can also boost intra-Africa trade and investments, rapid industrialization and economic diversification, sustainable resource and environmental management, and create jobs, human security and shared prosperity.

The Southeast African market, like most of the African continent of 1 billion people, is experiencing increased demand for phosphate fertilizers which industry analysts expect to continue growing by 5 percent annually over the next decade, fueled by population growth and increasing education in the use of fertilizers.

“Ma’aden is acquiring unparalleled access to complementary distribution, blending and product-development capabilities in this fast-growth region,” said Hassan Al-Ali, Ma’aden’s senior vice president for phosphate. “This transaction will provide us with logistics advantages in Southeast Africa, and greater knowledge of on-the-ground customer requirements, both of which will be instrumental in better serving our customers.”

The Saudi global mining giant will secure the remaining 15 percent of Meridian’s equity over four years on agreed terms linked to the performance of the African company, which distributes approximately half-a-million tons of fertilizer through its network of granulation and blending plants, warehousing complexes and port facilities. 

HSBC acted as Ma’aden’s financial adviser on the deal and Baker McKenzie was the Saudi company’s legal adviser for this acquisition.