Catch the main event live at home, or at VOX Cinemas.

Movie lovers and fashion fans across the region are in for a treat on Monday, March 5, when Hollywood assembles for the most star-studded night of the year!

OSN, the region’s leading entertainment network, is once again bringing Hollywood to the Middle East, giving customers access to all the Oscars action, live and exclusive.

OSN’s Academy Awards celebration reaches its cinematic peak with the live show kicking off straight from the Red Carpet at 00.30am (KSA), followed by the ceremony on OSN Movies HD at 04.00 (KSA). Entertainment lovers can also stream all the live action on OSN Play as well as watch with Arabic commentary on OSN Yahala Cinema HD.

E! Entertainment’s Live from the Red Carpet will begin at 02.30am (KSA), direct from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood for interviews with top celebrities and exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage.  

To watch it all over again, or catch-up on the missed action, customers can tune in for prime-time repeats on OSN Movies HD at 20.00 (KSA) and on OSN Yahala Cinema HD, with Arabic commentary at 21.00 (KSA) on Monday.

Getting you into the Oscars spirit, OSN is also screening a double-bill of Academy Award-winning and nominated films at 20.00 (KSA) on OSN Movies HD, every night until the main event.

Catch some of the best nominated titles including, Beauty and the Beast and The Boss Baby on OSN Movies First HD. While on OSN Store you can rent or buy nominated titles such as Blade Runner 2049, Dunkirk and Baby Driver, and coming soon to OSN Store are other hot contenders such as Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Darkest Hour and The Shape of Water.

For anytime, anywhere Oscars hits, there’s also a dedicated collection of Academy Award winning and nominated titles on OSN On Demand and OSN Play which will be available to enjoy until March 18.

This year, OSN has partnered with VOX Cinemas to bring a big screen experience to Oscars viewers in six countries. Oscars fans can register at to get a free ticket to watch the live event from 05.00 (KSA) at VOX Cinemas across the region. Screenings will take place at Mall of the Emirates, Deira City Centre and Yas Mall Abu Dhabi in the UAE; City Centre Muscat in Oman; City Centre Beirut in Lebanon; Mall of Egypt; and The Avenues Mall in Bahrain.

Enjoy the ultimate celebration of stories with the full Academy Awards experience, exclusively on OSN. Visit for more information.

Join the conversation on social media using #LiveTheOscars, and stay up-to-date with all OSN announcements on Twitter @OSNnewsME, and on the OSN Media Hub

For more information, please contact:

Zahabia Motiwala Robert Tasker | Rania Moussly

Communications Director, OSN ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller

Dubai Media City, Dubai, UAE Dubai Media City, Dubai, UAE

+971 (0) 367 7084 +971 (0) 4 450 7600 |

About OSN:

OSN is the region’s leading entertainment network with the rights to broadcast into 24 countries across the MENA. The company is owned and operated by Panther Media Group, registered in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and has two shareholders, KIPCO and the Mawarid Group Limited.

OSN has a history of providing exceptional value for customers with its focus on exclusive and in-demand content, and innovative digital platforms for anywhere, anytime access.

With over 150 channels, OSN’s strength is its unbeatable range of exclusive programming led by its long-term partnerships with studio majors including Disney, HBO, NBC Universal, Fox, Paramount, MGM, Sony, DreamWorks and Warner Brothers.

65 HD channels mean OSN is the home for premium and nowhere-else content in Arabic, English, Filipino and South Asian languages. OSN broadcasts the latest content at the same minute as in the US, including popular series, blockbuster movies, and the best sports events. In addition, OSN also provides entertainment content for devices such as laptops, tablets and mobile phones via its OSN Play, online and mobile app entertainment platform, WAVO, offering movies, series and sports on the go.

OSN has been at the forefront of digital technology innovation in the Middle East introducing the first Digital Video Recorder HD, OSN Play, an online TV platform, an internet-enabled satellite receiver and recorder and OSN on Demand, the region’s first VOD service.

OSN also expanded its language services when it acquired Pehla Media & Entertainment, offering around forty channels in a variety of South Asian languages in the MENA region, with content such as Bollywood movies and cricket, including the ICC Cricket World Cup.

OSN’s ambition is to deliver entertainment everywhere for everyone, which is informed by the company’s three key pillars: A customer-first approach, unrivalled exclusive content and unbeatable value.