Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Nickelodeon Programming To Become Available In Iraq Via WAVO Following Partnership Between Arabia's OSN And Zain Iraq

Zain Iraq has signed a partnership agreement with Dubai-based OSN – the MENA region’s leading entertainment network – to provide its customers with access to OSN’s online TV service, ‘WAVO’.


Available on mobile devices and tablets (iOS/Android), Samsung and LG Smart TVs or PCs, WAVO combines a unique blend of live and On Demand TV, including English and Arabic family and kids shows, hit TV series, blockbuster movies and exclusive sporting events, which can be viewed anytime, anywhere.

Francesco Perta, VP Telecom Partnerships, OSN, said: “Our partnership with Zain Iraq brings WAVO to a whole new audience in the region and reaffirms our commitment to provide customers more value and an unrivalled TV viewing experience that mixes exclusive live and On Demand TV. We are therefore delighted that customers in Iraq can now enjoy the world-class anytime, anywhere entertainment on offer with WAVO.”

WAVO sets itself apart because of OSN’s exclusive partnerships with major entertainment studios like Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN; which includes Nickelodeon and Nick Jr.), HBO, Dreamworks, and Disney. WAVO gives customers access to hit Western series such as SpongeBob SquarePants, The Loud House, PAW Patrol, Shimmer and Shine, Games of Thrones and Westworld and top Arabic shows featuring the biggest stars of the Arab world on OSN Ya Hala Al Oula HD. In addition, with 25 live TV channels - including Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. - and the ability to watch a vast array of exclusive programming On Demand, WAVO’s offering is unmatched in the region.

Speaking about the agreement, Ali Al Zahed, CEO, Zain Iraq, declared, “This partnership with OSN is complementary to Zain Iraq’s strategy to drive our business and marketing operations towards new limits of creativity and innovation by providing unique experiences to our subscribers to meet their expectations and desires. Our offering in Iraq of the OSN-powered WAVO and data bundle reflects our ambition of pushing the boundaries of digital innovation across Iraq”.

Talking about the deal, Francesco Perta, VP Telecom Partnerships, OSN, said: “Our partnership with Zain Iraq brings WAVO to a whole new audience in the region and reaffirms our commitment to provide customers more value and an unrivalled TV viewing experience that mixes exclusive live and On Demand TV. We are therefore delighted that customers in Iraq can now enjoy the world-class anytime, anywhere entertainment on offer with WAVO.”

WAVO sets itself apart because of OSN’s exclusive partnerships with major entertainment studios like HBO, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon and Disney. WAVO gives customers access to hit Western series such as Games of Thrones and Westworld and top Arabic shows featuring the biggest stars of the Arab world on OSN Ya Hala Al Oula HD. In addition, with 25 live TV channels and the ability to watch a vast array of exclusive programming On Demand, WAVO’s offering is unmatched in the region.

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Sources: Telecompaper, the Zain Press Office, NexTV News Africa, BroadcastPro ME.
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