As the Ramadan month approaches, the region's pay-TV operators and broadcasters are unveiling their special programming for the upcoming Ramadan period that promises another feast of family oriented Arabic programming.
This Ramadan, OSN will bring viewers across the region more than 25 Ramadan series featuring some of the biggest stars of the Arab world. Major new shows featured in the OSN Ramadan lineup include the long-awaited Tareeq starring Nadine Njeim and Abed Fahd, Khaliji drama Ibrat Sharea starring Suad Abdullah and Daoud Hussein, and Itr Al Rooh starring Huda Hussein and Abdul Mohsen Al Nimr.
Regional heartthrob Dhaffer L’Abidine returns to the small screen with his new show Layali Awjini, and Egyptian actor Ahmed Ezz stars in the thrilling Abu Omar Al Masri, to name just a few of the highly anticipated Ramadan series this year.
In a month where family and community viewing time peaks, OSN is offering anytime, anywhere viewing options via its OSN Play app and has added a dedicated Ramadan Ma Fatak folder so viewers can watch the shows On Demand including from the exclusive ART and Alfa channels.
Subscribers will also have the option to use the Series Link function to record their favourite series.
The breakdown of the 25 Ramadan shows that will go on air on the different OSN channels this month is as follows:
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Sahtein Ma’ Pelin
Daily throughout Ramadan, 3pm (KSA)
Watch and learn from Pelin Karahan, star of the famous TV series Harim Al Sultan, in her all-new Ramadan cooking show.
Daily throughout Ramadan, 6pm (KSA)
Many challenges await in a love story of two people from very different backgrounds in this new romantic drama starring Nadine Nassib Njeim and Abed Fahd.
Daily throughout Ramadan, 7pm (KSA)
Get ready for the world's most incredible kids! An extremely funny, adorable and quick-witted panel of kids astonish audiences with their honest, hilarious and unconventional answers on life, presented by actress Shaimaa Saif.
Azmi and Ashgan
Daily throughout Ramadan, 7.30pm (KSA)
Join a married couple living double lives for laughs as they navigate their day to day activity unaware of each other’s extracurricular undertakings as thieves.
Itr Al Rooh
Daily throughout Ramadan, 8pm (KSA)
This Khaliji drama series delves into the depths of the human soul to show its innate elements of good and evil. Stay tuned for a masterpiece starring Khaliji superstar Huda Hussein and esteemed actor Abdul Mohsen Al Nimr.
Abu Omar Al Masri
Daily throughout Ramadan, 9pm (KSA)
A lawyer seeks to address the problems of his society by establishing an organisation with the help of a group of fellow lawyers, making them the target of many influential individuals.
Daily throughout Ramadan, 10pm (KSA)
A series of events revolve around a princess who falls in love while attempting to exonerate herself after being accused of murdering her husband. This romantic series stars Zafer El Abdeen and Amina Khalil.
Daily throughout Ramadan, 11pm (KSA)
This Khaliji drama tells the story of a world dominated by money and greed – a story of exploitation in which no one is safe.
Daily throughout Ramadan, 12am (KSA)
A story about two families of Tango dancers, brought together in love to end in betrayal, starring Bassel Khayat and Daniela Rahma.
Daily throughout Ramadan, 1pm (KSA)
Amir Karara returns in season two of this thrilling action series, portraying a special forces agent who fights terrorists, only to find himself in conflict with senior officials instead.
Exclusive ART series on OSN include season two of Al Heiba starring Taim Hassan and Nicole Saba, Amr Waqea starring Karim Fahmy and Najlaa Badr and the drama series Flight 710 starring Bassel Khayat.
ART series will also feature Al Wasiyya, the Egyptian comedy series starring Akram Hosny and Ahmed Amine, and Rahim starring Yaser Jalal.
The Alfa Pack, exclusively available on OSN, offers a catalogue of series featuring some of the Arab world’s biggest stars including Mohamed Henedi and Hana Shiha in their new show Ard Al Nifaq.
The Alfa Pack also features Bani Yousef starring Yousra, Sherine Reda and Ahmed Hatem, Ekhtifaa starring Nelly Karim, and Nisr Al Sa’eed starring Mohammed Ramadan and Durra.
Viewers can also enjoy brilliant performances by Mustafa Shaaban and Ayten Amer in Ayoub, Ghada Abdel Razek in Dhidh Majhoul, and finally Mai Ezzidine and Khaled Selim in Rasayel.
The Alfa pack also airs a special programme featuring world-famous chef Martha Stewart as she prepares delectable Khaliji dishes specifically for Middle Eastern viewers this Ramadan.
Disney’s Heroes and Villains pop up channel: From 10 May to 9 June content ranging from classic movies to favorite TV shows, will be aired during this Ramadan on the pop-up channel.
Family Movies: Daily throughout Ramadan at 3pm (KSA), OSN Movies HD will present a family movie every day including kid favourites Ice Age, The Smurfs, Avatar and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Serving up something sweet this Ramadan, OSN Living HD brings Bake with Anna Olson. Also exclusive to OSN, Comedy Central HD brings seasonal comedy with Ramadan Food Frenzy, Snack-Off and House of Food.