Scripps Network Interactive (SNI) has today announced that four of its world leading lifestyle channels – Food Network, Fine Living, HGTV and Travel Channel – will now be available exclusively in MENA on beIN from February 1.
Food Network and Fine Living will join popular brands HGTV and Travel Channel on the platform, which have been available since 2016. Food Network, the global food and entertainment brand, and Fine Living, which showcases luxury living, will provide MENA audiences with hundreds of hours of engaging programming across the home, food and travel genres.
Whether it’s top tips on renovating homes, a round-up of dream holiday destinations, or recipes to share with loved ones, the four leading lifestyle channels – Food Network, Fine Living, HGTV and Travel Channel – will now offer something to inspire every member of the family through one convenient platform.
Phillip Luff, Managing Director, UK & EMEA Scripps Networks Interactive, said: “We’re delighted to be expanding our partnership with beIN, and bringing these hugely popular channels to audiences in MENA. I am confident they will become household favourites, and a one-stop shop for lifestyle inspiration”
In February on Food Network, Ginormous Food sees host Josh Denny adventure around America in search of the biggest and tastiest foods, and a brand-new series of Chopped has contestants go head-to-head to win the $10,000 cash prize. On Fine Living, Giada prepares home cooked Italian recipes in Giada At Home in February, and in March supermodel Rachel Hunter is travelling the world seeking out the best beauty tips in Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty.
On HGTV in February, Love It or List It property experts Hilary Farr and David Visentin help families find their dream property, and House Hunters International Renovation sees globetrotting home seekers buy property in foreign markets. In Mysteries at the Museum Specials on Travel Channel, Don Wildman is unveiling the mysteries of the most famed landmarks in February, and in March the Treehouse Guys are back constructing out of this world tree-house retreats across America.
Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel are available in the Top Entertainment, Complete and Elite packages on channels 358, 357 and 356. Fine Living is available in the Complete and Elite packages on channel 359. To begin accessing countless hours of high-quality programming, subscribe to beIN here: www.beIN.net/subscribe.
IMG Worlds of Adventure Partners with PUBG MOBILE
The 1.5 million square feet IMG Worlds of Adventure, one of the largest indoor theme parks in the world, has formed a partnership with PUBG MOBILE, the leading mobile game in the MENA region. This collaboration aims to provide an enhanced experience for both theme park visitors and PUBG MOBILE players.
As part of the collaboration, PUBG MOBILE has introduced a captivating update called Dinoground, which features an interactive dinosaur theme within the game. This exciting addition allows players to engage with prehistoric creatures and explore dinosaur-themed environments, adding a new level of immersion and excitement to the gameplay.
To celebrate this partnership, PUBG MOBILE players now have the opportunity to enjoy exclusive benefits at IMG Worlds of Adventure. By showcasing their PUBG MOBILE account, players can avail of special ticket discounts at the park’s counters, making their visit even more enjoyable and affordable.
Furthermore, dedicated PUBG MOBILE lounges have been strategically placed within various zones of the theme park. These specially designed lounges provide a space for players to take and immerse themselves further in the world of PUBG MOBILE. Equipped with state-of-the-art gaming stations and comfortable seating areas, these lounges offer a unique environment for players to connect with fellow gamers and share their gaming experiences.
Elife TV Subscribers May Not Be Able to View beIN Channels From June 1, 2023
In a brief media alert, Etisalat announced that Elife TV subscribers may not be able to view beIN channels from June 1, 2023. The company did not elaborate on the reason behind this service disruption.
“etisalat by e& informs its valued customers and stakeholders that beIN channels on elife TV may not be available effective 1st June 2023. Further updates will be communicated to our valued customers via email, SMS, and/or on our website on or before 1st June 2023,” the company said.
OSN Goes Fully Dishless with Enhanced OSNtv Product and New Channels
OSN has announced upgrades to its home product, OSNtv, as it evolves to a fully dishless offering with IP functionality, marking a significant milestone in the company’s journey to provide viewers with a top-of-the-line entertainment experience. Launching June 1st, the new OSNtv box brings together the best of both worlds to cater to families and individuals with exclusive and curated live TV channels, streaming from all your favorite apps and entertainment across a single android device.
The product has now evolved to a ‘plug and play’ device, with no installation, and can be used by all connected households in the region with or without a dish. This launch represents an evolution of its all-in-one product capabilities with a pivot towards streaming tv in a linear environment. Accompanied by the product announcement is the addition of an array of new and reimagined channels.
The OSNtv user experience also gets an upgrade, applicable to new and current subscribers. On top of existing capabilities, users can now take control of Live TV, offering instant rewind, pause and restart functionalities, as well as offering the most advanced TV guide in the region. OSN’s streaming platform OSN+ is integrated from the interface and allows users access to the content when they are on the go, or to use on additional devices at home. Additionally, the product has optimized the look and feel of the platform with an enhanced UX/UI to encourage discoverability and the introduction of new curated channels that bring unparalleled premium and exclusive content from Hollywood and beyond.
Devrim Melek, SVP of Strategy at OSN, said, “Upgrades to OSNtv now make viewing content even easier while bringing OSN into a new age of dishless entertainment and streaming-first capabilities. Together with new channel offerings, and an upgraded user experience, the company ensures that viewers have access to the very best in entertainment through an all-in-one product.”
As part of the evolution, OSN has also launched three brand-new channels to aid in the enjoyment and discoverability of content. New channel offerings include the flagship channel, OSNtv One, which will offer a wide range of content catering to a broad demographic, while OSNtv Showcase Classics taps into the vast HBO library to offer fans a chance to indulge in timeless HBO favorites such as “Game of Thrones,” “The Sopranos,” and “Sex and the City.” OSNtv Now, an integrated channel combining the best of OSN W and OSN Living, caters to a younger audience seeking fast-paced reality shows and enthralling dramas.
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