OSN launches TV streaming service WAVO

CEO of OSN Martin Stewart
Updated 22 August 2017

OSN launches TV streaming service WAVO

Entertainment network OSN has announced its new online and mobile app entertainment platform “WAVO,” which is now available to download from the App Store and Google Play.
“WAVO builds on the pioneering model of ‘anytime, anywhere’ entertainment with a full spectrum of can’t-miss live and catch up TV, Hollywood blockbusters, hit series and a diverse range of Western and Arabic content,” a press release said.
WAVO has four packages with great value and flexible pricing and no annual contracts. Customers can come and go as they please for access to watch when and how they want.
“The launch of WAVO underpins OSN’s strategy to offer entertainment anywhere for everyone, at a price to suit every pocket, as part of ‘new OSN’ launched earlier this year, specifically developed in the region, for the region,” the press release said.
Martin Stewart, CEO of OSN, said: “WAVO is the next phase of new OSN — entertainment everywhere for everyone at a price to suit every pocket. OSN has the best entertainment in the region by far and we’re making more of it available to more people through their devices.
“We have lots of happy customers but we know viewing habits are changing, particularly among the young, and we know that everyone, no matter how much they have to spend, wants convenient, quick access to great entertainment — WAVO helps OSN to deliver on that.”
WAVO offers a combination of both live and catch-up TV. Its content includes English and Arabic programming, covering hit TV series, blockbuster movies and live and exclusive sporting events with the option for English and Arabic subtitles.
Customers can sign up for WAVO Entertainment ($9.99 per month), WAVO Movies ($6.99 per month), WAVO Sports ($4.99 per day; $7.99 per week; $13.99 per month), or can opt for the WWE Network App ($9.99 per month).

Fine watchmaking expo returns to Saudi Arabia

Updated 19 March 2019

Fine watchmaking expo returns to Saudi Arabia

Annual horology exhibition Salon des Grandes Complications (SDGC) is returning to Saudi Arabia for the third year in a row, with shows in both Jeddah and Riyadh. The event will showcase the latest masterpieces from some of the most celebrated watchmakers in history. The fine watchmaking exhibition will kick off in Jeddah at the Hilton Hotel April 8-11, and then move to Al-Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh April 15-18.

Salon des Grandes Complications debuted in Dubai in 2014, later branching out to Saudi Arabia due to high demand and the appreciation of exceptional timepieces in the Kingdom. 

Saudi Arabia is a key Middle Eastern market for watchmakers — last year saw a year-on-year increase in the import of Swiss watches by 6 percent, and this figure is only expected to increase with the introduction of new policies. 

The capital city of Riyadh is home to over 10,000 watch collectors while Jeddah on the other hand, is Saudi Arabia’s commercial hub, with almost as many horological aficionados estimated to live there. 

Designed to offer a platform for Maisons and enthusiasts to convene, Salon des Grandes Complications creates opportunities for knowledge to be exchanged and collectors to discover — often for the first time in the region — limited editions, the newest launches and unique rarities. 

Among the international brands that will be present at the 2019 edition are Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Breguet, Breitling, Fabergé, Girard-Perregaux, Greubel Forsey, Harry Winston, Montblanc, Rudis Sylva, TAG Heuer, Ulysse Nardin and Zenith. 

With the introduction of several new brands, there will be a more diversified display of timepieces, from innovative novelties to classic creations, grand complications and high jewelry timepieces. Also new to this year’s edition will be a private majlis (a gathering place for social events), where special talks will be hosted by various brands and experts will share their personal insights into modern day horology. 

SDGC has successfully attracted over 80 international Swiss, German and Italian brands during the past five years.

The event will be held alongside the 10th annual Jewellery Salon 2019, a well-established jewelry exhibition in the Kingdom.

SDGC 2019 will be held in partnership with Bentley Motors and with the support of the Embassy of Switzerland in Saudi Arabia.

The event will be open free of charge to all professional visitors from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.