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.


Investcorp closes $375m for second Italian NPL fund

Updated 01 June 2020

Investcorp closes $375m for second Italian NPL fund

Investcorp, a global provider and manager of alternative investment products, has announced the fully subscribed final closing of approximately 340 million euros ($375 million) in commitments for its second vintage Italian Distressed Loan Fund II (Italian NPL Fund II), which is exclusively advised by Eidos Partners, a Milan-based advisory firm and credit specialist. To date, more than 460 million euros in assets have been allocated toward Investcorp and Eidos Partners’ Italian nonperforming loans (NPLs) strategy.

Italian NPL Fund II invests in non‐performing loans secured by residential and commercial real estate in Italy. The fund represents Investcorp’s ninth Special Opportunity Portfolio (SOP). In 2011, Investcorp launched its first SOP with the aim of taking advantage of opportunities arising from market dislocations and structural shifts.

Timothy Mattar, global head of distribution at Investcorp, said: “Several years ago we identified that many banks across Italy would need to reduce their credit exposure and strengthen their balance sheets, creating opportunities for investors with strong underwriting expertise. We know the Italian NPL market well and we have further strengthened our capabilities through partnerships with dedicated local expertise in the Italian credit market.”

Elena Ranguelova, portfolio strategist, said: “There are compelling opportunities to acquire attractive loans at significant discounts in the Italian NPL market. We believe that our latest NPL fund will help fulfill an important market need and we are committed to leveraging our expertise and resources to create value and help Italian consumers and businesses during this time. We appreciate the support from our existing limited partners and new investors, and we look forward to continuing to build upon our partnership with Eidos.”