OSN and WWE announce new weekly Arabic show ‘Wal3ooha’

The weekly show sees presenters Moein Al-Bastaki and Nathalie Mamo delivering highlights from the week’s key matches to WWE fans in the region.
Updated 04 May 2017

OSN and WWE announce new weekly Arabic show ‘Wal3ooha’

OSN is bringing an all-new localized Arabic show to OSN Sports featuring the best action and family-friendly entertainment from WWE. Whetting the appetite of millions of WWE fans in the Middle East, WWE Wal3ooha will premiere Thursday, at 8 p.m. on OSN Sports Action 1 HD, with repeats across the weekend.
Titled WWE Wal3ooha, meaning “light it up,” the weekly show sees presenters Moein Al-Bastaki and Nathalie Mamo delivering exclusive interviews, the biggest stories and highlights from the week’s key matches to WWE fans in the region.
The partnership between OSN and WWE provides unprecedented and exclusive access to WWE superstars, whilst featuring all the big stories from Raw, SmackDown and pay-per-view events including WrestleMania and SummerSlam. The programs have been specifically curated with localized Arabic WWE content, created for the region, from the region.
Martin Stewart, CEO of OSN said: “Reaffirming our position as the region’s premier entertainment network, OSN is proud to be part of creating and delivering another unique and exclusive show for the region. Providing even more value to our viewers and catering to WWE’s loyal fan-base here in the Middle East, the show is about sharing the passion of WWE. WWE Wal3ooha will relive the best action from the week gone by, in another one-of-a-kind program for fans only on OSN.”
“We are excited to partner with OSN to bring our passionate fans original and localized content featuring their favorite WWE superstars,” said Stephanie McMahon, WWE chief brand officer. “WWE Wal3ooha provides a new destination for our fans in the Middle East to enjoy WWE’s unique blend of action-packed, family-fun entertainment.”
During the show and all week long, fans can join the conversation via @WWEwal3ooha on Facebook, Facebook Live, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube.
Professional magician Al-Bastaki and basketball star Mamo will answer fan questions, sharing exclusive videos, and keeping the region up-to-date with all the highlights from WWE.
The presenters bring together more than 15 years of television experience to WWE Wal3ooha. The show is produced from the OSN Studios in Dubai.
OSN and WWE have been broadcast partners since 2000, and in March 2015, announced a five-year partnership to distribute WWE Network exclusively as a premium linear network.


LuLu to fly 12 students from Kingdom to NASA

Updated 23 January 2020

LuLu to fly 12 students from Kingdom to NASA

LuLu, the largest hypermarket chain in the Middle East, awarded a total of 12 young students of different nationalities from Saudi Arabia, India, Philippines, and Egypt, a chance to visit the NASA center in the US.
LuLu’s back-to-school promotion called “Fly to NASA” was held in partnership with Almarai. The hypermarket hosted a competition last September in search of students who are science and space knowledge enthusiasts to experience and visit the NASA center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Shehim Mohammed, LuLu Hypermarket director of Saudi Arabia, said: “We are glad to finally announce the winners of this innovative campaign, which is a first and the most unique among our activations over the years of operating in the region. Thank you to our partner Almarai for joining hands with us in this exciting promotion. This is the first time that LuLu will lead a great opportunity to children who have the high potential to grow and learn more while having fun through science.”
Winners include: Abrez Hussain, Mohammed Ahmed, Rayyan Abdul Aziz, Naif Saad Altwaim, Osama Al-Harbi, Hugh Matthew, Khalid Abdul Aziz, Munther Mohammed Qasim Abujazar, Ahmad Gahwagy, Ahmed Khalaf, Hamza Ladha and Asif Rijo.
“Fly to NASA” winners will get to enjoy and experience a one-week trip, which will include five days of fun and learning at NASA’s Space Camp. The selection process involved two phases — first was the preliminary online registration, while the final stage featured a live quiz to obtain the top 12 winners. Students aged 9 to 18 years were encouraged to register and join the online activation.
With 185 stores operating worldwide, LuLu is the fastest growing retail chain across 10 countries, which include the GCC, India, Egypt, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Founded in the early 1990s, it has successfully expanded to different parts of the world, garnering more than 1,600,000 shopping patrons everyday.
LuLu is one of the favorite shopping destinations in Saudi Arabia, where it offers a broad selection of international products. It is one of the Middle East’s top employers with its workforce numbering to 50,000.