OSN offers a nightly double-bill of award-winning movies

’Murder on the Orient Express’ is available on OSN Store.
Updated 07 February 2018
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OSN offers a nightly double-bill of award-winning movies

Movie and series lovers are in for a treat this February with OSN. Bringing new and exclusive movies and series, Academy Award-winning films, sports and family entertainment, OSN has the stories to keep viewers entertained all month long.
The Oscars
Every night from Feb. 16 until March 4 at 8 p.m., enjoy a double-bill selection of Oscar-winning and nominated films on OSN Movies First HD.
The 90th Academy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, airs exclusively on OSN Movies HD on March 5 at 4 a.m., and is simulcast on OSN Yahala Cinema HD with Arabic commentaries. You can also catch the event again with a prime time repeat at 8 p.m.
OSN Living HD
Whether you are a travel-junkie or food fiend, design obsessed or hooked on home-improvement, OSN Living HD offers a great range of shows that will help you get your lifestyle fix. All shows are subtitled in Arabic. The channel offers new shows from celebrity chefs such as Jamie Oliver’s “Jamie’s Comfort Food,” “Bake with Anna Olsen,” “Grand Designs” and much more to come.
OSN Store
Just months after their cinematic release, buy and keep three of 2017’s biggest movies on OSN Store and watch them whenever you like, and as many times as you want:
l “Daddy’s Home 2” — Families will love this laugh-out-loud comedy, where Brad (Will Ferrell) and Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) attempt to manage their intrusive fathers during the holidays.
l “Murder on the Orient Express” — A celebrated detective is recruited to solve the case of a mysterious death.
l “Thor: Ragnarok” — Two years after the events in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” can Thor save his home and the Asgardian civilization from the all-powerful Hela?
OSN First Home of HBO
l “Homeland S7” — Premiering Feb. 12 (10 p.m.)
This gripping crime-drama series returns, and after former CIA Agent Carrie leaves her job in White House, she moves back to D.C. and takes on the Keane administration who has arrested 200 members of the intelligence community.
OSN Series Comedy HD
l “Hit the Road S1” — Double bill premiere on Feb. 5 (10 p.m.)
This new series follows a chaotically dysfunctional family of would-be rock/pop stars on the search for fame and fortune in a cross-country bus tour, starring Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander.
OSN Series First HD
l “The Voice S14” — Tuesdays from Feb. 27 (7 p.m.)
The four-time Emmy Award-winning program, returns, for another season showcasing unbelievable vocal talents in the enthralling reality competition series.


ALJ to drive foreign investment in auto sector

Updated 16 August 2018
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ALJ to drive foreign investment in auto sector

Abdul Latif Jameel (ALJ) and Japanese company Kosei Aluminium (Kosei) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Industrial Clusters Development Program (NICDP), driving foreign investment into Saudi Arabia’s auto manufacturing sector.

The MoU seeks to explore the manufacturing of automotive aluminum wheels and components in Saudi Arabia and is the first major Saudi Arabian-based automotive components manufacturing venture intended to produce export products for worldwide markets.

Long-term plans for the venture involve the establishment of a factory in Saudi Arabia, as a global hub for Kosei, contributed by Saudi Arabian Mining Company (MA’ADEN). The volume of wheels produced is expected to represent a significant market share in the world.

The MoU, signed by NICDP Vice President Abdullah Al-Hazani, on behalf of NICDP President Homood Al-Tuwaijiri, Kosei CEO and President Shunkichi Kamiya, and Abdul Latif Jameel Vice Chairman and Deputy President Hassan Jameel will see Abdul Latif Jameel, Kosei and NICDP undertake a study into the technical and financial feasibility of manufacturing automotive aluminum die casting wheels and components in Saudi Arabia. This would contribute to the development of the manufacturing industry in the country — a key priority of Saudi Vision 2030.

Kamiya said: “It is our pleasure to sign this MoU with NICDP and Abdul Latif Jameel, to discover the enormous potential and various opportunities in the Kingdom as well as the MENA region. I am pleased to state that, the timing of Kosei’s global vision 2021 and Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 are so apt that, it has brought the three parties together to conduct the feasibility study and work toward achieving the goals.”

Al-Hazani said: “We are glad to have this MoU signed with Kosei Aluminum, one of the prominent global automotive suppliers in Japan, and Abdul Latif Jameel, one of the biggest automotive business expertise established in Saudi Arabia.”

 Signing this MoU is a part of NICDP’s plans and activities to develop a globally competitive automotive industry, together with growing a strong automotive parts supply base, in Saudi Arabia, which is in line with Vision 2030 to diversify economy in non-oil sector in the kingdom.”

Jameel said: “This MoU explores the exciting potential to bring manufacturing skills and jobs to Saudi Arabia and marks the first Saudi Arabian venture in large-scale automotive components manufacturing for export. The agreement is an important step in NICDP’s efforts to develop the manufacturing industry in Saudi Arabia in accordance with Saudi Vision 2030, and strives to make a valuable contribution to the Saudi automotive cluster.” 

The signing comes ahead of the expected visit to Saudi Arabia by Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzō Abe, and follows a visit by King Salman in March 2017, during which Saudi Arabia and Japan agreed to deepen existing bilateral relations between the two countries and establish a solid strategic partnership, as part of the Saudi-Japan Vision 2030.