OSN marks 43% growth, opens new office in Jeddah

Updated 14 July 2014

OSN marks 43% growth, opens new office in Jeddah

OSN has underlined its credentials as Saudi Arabia’s fastest growing pay-TV network recording an impressive 43 percent year on year growth in subscribers.
Highlighting the increasing demand for premium and exclusive content and the latest television technology, OSN’s growth is also led by the network’s strong presence in the Kingdom.
OSN has invested in expanding its retail network across the Kingdom with 34 new locations added last year taking OSN’s total retail footprint to 74 touch points serving residents in remote areas as well. OSN also recently opened a new office in Jeddah, taking the total number of corporate offices in the Kingdom to six.
Bandar Al-Sunbuly, GM for OSN’s Saudi business, said: “We are focused on aggressively expanding our presence through new retail touch points, bringing us closer to our customers and provide an enriched experience."
He added: “Saudi Arabia is one of the fastest growing and most important markets, with a large segment of discerning television viewers, who demand high quality entertainment across multiple platforms. We recorded a healthy 43 percent growth in our subscriber base, and investing in establishing a new office in Jeddah reflects our continued commitment to provide Saudi residents world-class premium entertainment with the highest standards of service.”
With over 400 employees already recruited, and a further 100 in progress, OSN’s new office in Jeddah and continued investment in retail expansion will create additional job opportunities for skilled Saudi youth in a number of job functions, including direct sales and customer operations.
OSN’s commitment to the Kingdom goes beyond sales and revenue. The network has also been actively investing in talent and content production in Saudi Arabia to create relevant and meaningful programming for the region. OSN’s latest production includes Saudi Doctors. Season 1 is currently on-air and the show will return with a new season post Ramadan.


16 AMC Cinemas locations to offer Dolby experience in KSA

AMC currently operates two cinema locations in Saudi Arabia.
Updated 04 August 2020

16 AMC Cinemas locations to offer Dolby experience in KSA

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. have announced that the popular Dolby Cinema experience will soon be available to moviegoers at AMC Cinemas in the Kingdom. AMC’s first Dolby Cinema is expected in Saudi Arabia by the end of 2020, and a total of 16 AMC Cinemas locations are expected to offer the Dolby experience over the next 4 years.
Dolby Cinema offers guests the complete Dolby movie experience. It is designed to consider all of the details — from the ultravivid picture of Dolby Vision, to immersive sound of Dolby Atmos and to comfortable seating.
“As AMC continues to expand its presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, we do so by providing best-in-class amenities to our guests, and Dolby Cinema is known around the world as one of the most exhilarating, captivating moviegoing experiences,” said John Iozzi, managing director, AMC Cinemas. “AMC and Dolby have shared great success in the US and Europe, where Dolby Cinema has quickly become incredibly popular, and we’re very eager to introduce the concept to our moviegoers in Saudi Arabia.”
Dolby Cinema features Dolby Vision, which unlocks ultravivid colors and reveals the subtle details of every scene. The result is a dramatically different viewing experience with brighter brights and darker darks, making viewers feel like they are inside the movie’s world.
Dolby Cinema also features Dolby Atmos, so guests experience movies in a whole new way with immersive sound that moves around you — even overhead and behind you — just like it does in real life. The clarity and precision of Dolby Atmos create a stunning, textured soundscape that adds layers of depth to each scene.
Guests throughout the US have enjoyed the Dolby Cinema at AMC experience for more than 5 years, as the concept first launched in 2015. Today, there are 150 Dolby Cinema locations at AMC in the US and four in Europe.
AMC currently operates two cinema locations in Saudi Arabia. The company expects to open an additional six sites by the end of 2020 and a further 14 sites in 2021.