OSN live streams 2019 Oscar nominations

The nominations put an end to months of speculation as the world finally found out which films have been nominated for the 2019 Oscar awards.
Updated 22 January 2019
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OSN live streams 2019 Oscar nominations

Entertainment network OSN provided a front row seat to cinephiles in the MENA region at the announcement of nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards on Tuesday with a free live stream of the event.

The nominations put an end to months of speculation as the world finally found out which films have been nominated for the 2019 Oscar awards. OSN’s Oscar celebrations do not end there: In anticipation of Hollywood’s biggest night, OSN Movies HD will screen two major Oscar-winning and nominated feature films back-to-back every evening, from Feb. 1 all the way up to the day of the event on Feb. 25.

From 8 p.m., viewers can revel in classic Oscar movies such as Forrest Gump, The Darkest Hour, La La Land and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. 

In addition, OSN Platinum subscribers can enjoy a dedicated Oscar pop-up channel (OSN Pop Up Oscars on Channel 7) from Feb. 15-25, offering up to 70 Academy films. 

On Feb. 25, OSN will bring live coverage of the 91st Academy Awards ceremony to customers in the Middle East — from the red-carpet arrivals to the teary-eyed acceptance speeches — all exclusively on OSN Movies HD and simulcast on OSN Yahala Cinema.


SADAFCO program highlights importance of milk

Updated 22 April 2019
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SADAFCO program highlights importance of milk

Saudia Dairy and Foodstuff Company (SADAFCO) recently launched a Kingdom-wide awareness program across public and private schools. The program aims to educate students about the importance of milk as an easy and nutritious solution to support their active lifestyles and nurture growth.

Under the slogan “Healthy Eating Equals Better Health,” SADAFCO will collaborate with trained educators who will visit primary schools to talk about the importance of milk for children’s health and bodies. The program will run until the end of April and aims to reach at least 500,000 girls and boys.

“We acknowledge the nutritional challenges children commonly face, especially in the Middle East, where obesity rates are reported to be more than 50 percent,” said Gabriel Predescu, marketing manager at SADAFCO. “Students in primary schools are generally very active and as a result, their nutritional needs are very high. That’s why, at SADAFCO, we believe that this program will be instrumental in demonstrating the importance of milk in a healthy balanced diet and allow the kids of today to contribute to the development of this great nation.”

In order to encourage students to participate in the program, SADAFCO is also holding an online competition, where the students draw the benefits of drinking milk and share their drawings on social media. Fifty winners will be rewarded with new bicycles from SADAFCO. 

“Milk is recognized as being one of the most nutritious liquid foods available. It contains 14 out of the 18 nutrients humans need, including vitamins, proteins, fats, sugars and carbohydrates,” said Sara Alshehri, event and social media manager at SADAFCO. “We made sure to deliver the message to the students using their language and in an entertaining manner to boost healthy habits among them.”

SADAFCO is a publicly listed company producing dairy and foodstuff products under the Saudia brand name since 1977, a year after the company was formed. Saudia enjoys being one of the market leaders in the Kingdom in the production of tomato paste, ice cream and milk.

Based in Jeddah, SADAFCO operates sales and distribution depots in 24 locations across Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan and Kuwait. Saudia products are also exported to several countries in the MENA region.