Disney movies channel, live Oscars and much more: OSN unveils March lineup

Viewers can watch ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ on OSN Movies HD Disney channel.
Updated 05 March 2018

Disney movies channel, live Oscars and much more: OSN unveils March lineup

Entertainment is big this month on OSN, with a new dedicated Disney movies channel, pop-up Spider Man channel, the live Academy Awards and the heavyweight unification boxing match between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker.
OSN Movies HD Disney is the new home of Disney and Disney/Pixar movies, including animation, live action, the classics and new family favorites — with most titles available in both English and Arabic. Viewers can enjoy the magic of Disney anytime, anywhere, boasting classic animations including “Aladdin” and “The Lion King,” alongside “Finding Dory,” “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, “Chronicles of Narnia” and so much more. “Cars” premieres exclusively on the channel on March 8 at 5 p.m.
Viewers were also able to catch all the live action at the 90th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, on Monday on OSN Movies HD.
OSN Movies Spider Man HD will launch on March 16. It is the first English-language pop-up movie channel and the only destination for non-stop Spider Man action; from the original films to the latest blockbuster “Spider Man: Homecoming.”
Moreover, just months after their cinematic release, users can buy and keep three of 2017’s biggest movies on OSN Store and watch them whenever they like, and as many times as they want. The three movies are: “Wonder,” “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
March will also see the premiere of some hotly anticipated new dramas, as well as continuing series on OSN Series First HD. These include “The Voice S14,” “9-1-1,” “Suits S7,” Disney’s “Once Upon a Time S7,” and many more.
“WWE Fastlane” will air exclusively on OSN WEE Network HD on March 12 and will also be available on WAVO.
On OSN Sports Action 2 HD, Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker will put their undefeated titles on the line, in a not-to-be-missed showdown on March 31.


Zain KSA celebrates key 5G milestone

Updated 14 December 2019

Zain KSA celebrates key 5G milestone

Zain KSA celebrated the finalization of the first phase of the Middle East’s largest 5G network in a special event on Dec. 8 at the Hilton Riyadh. The ceremony, held under the patronage of Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha, was attended by Zain KSA Chairman Prince Nayef bin Sultan bin Muhammed bin Saud Al-Kabeer, Governor of Communications and Information Technology Commission Dr. Muhammed bin Saud Al-Tamimi, Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology Haitham bin Abdulrahman Al-Ohali, and Zain KSA CEO Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al-Deghaither, along with other dignitaries in the ICT sector.

Prince Nayef said: “Zain KSA’s achievement accompanies the speedy development and innovative services of the digital revolution that the world around us is witnessing. This achievement is significant in its timing, as it coincides with the rapid rise of the Kingdom’s ranking in several prestigious international reports, specifically in the ICT sector. Another aspect that makes this achievement noteworthy is its size, as it offers the broadest coverage of the 5G network, which has positioned the Kingdom as the first in the Middle East, Europe and Africa.”

Prince Nayef pointed out the concurrence of Zain KSA’s accomplishment with the Kingdom’s growing pivotal role at the global economic level, and in becoming the first Arab country to preside over the G20 summit. He affirmed Zain’s commitment to keeping pace with the Kingdom’s economic ambitions in line with its position in employing young national talent. He said the Saudization rate in the company has reached 86 percent, with young Saudis assuming 92 percent of leadership positions.

CEO Al-Deghaither said through its completion of the first phase of the 5G network, Zain KSA confirms its commitment to becoming a key player in the ICT sector. “Zain KSA has made several significant achievements since its inception. Today, we proudly announce that the company has the widest 5G network coverage in the Kingdom and the region.” 

He added that the 5G technology will lead the Kingdom toward a new world with its substantial technologies and capabilities, which will be evident in various sectors through the Internet of Things and the business sector, in addition to other daily functions that will make customer experience easier and more effective.”

Al-Deghaither said that this step comes at a time when Zain KSA is witnessing its best operational performance by reaching the highest profit over the past two years, with SR380 million ($101.3 million) during the first nine months of 2019, and a total of SR332 million for 2018.

With the completion of the first phase of the 5G network, Zain KSA is now offering a range of packages of 5G services for individuals and businesses through a network of 2,600 towers distributed across 27 cities.