Digital licensing, education and multifunction workspace community launched earlier this year  

OSN, the region’s leading entertainment network, is bringing ASLI to this year’s Comic Con, the Middle East’s largest pop culture festival, from Thursday to Saturday, April 5 to 7, 2018, at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

ASLI, meaning ‘native’ or ‘the real deal’ in many of the region’s languages, is the Middle East and North African region’s first digital licensing, education and multifunction workspace ecosystem for short and medium form content. It gives regional content creators an opportunity to produce and broadcast their original English and Arabic work alongside world-class content on OSN’s online streaming entertainment service, ‘WAVO’.

At Comic Con, ASLI will have an “ASLI Lounge”- a space for budding content creators to network, learn, collaborate and meet Team ASLI. A Creative Couch (ASLI’s educational arm) workshop on Friday, April 6 at 2pm will also provide creatives with valuable insights into licensing, intellectual property and commercializing creativity. And in true Comic Con fashion, expect to see ASLI members in cosplay!

Join the conversation with #IamASLI or on Instagram @ASLIcontent @mycreativecouch @aslistudios

*ASLI – meaning: real, genuine, original, one-of-a-kind, pure, native, local, the real deal – in Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Farsi, Turkish, Malaysian, Swahili & Indonesian.

For more information, please contact:

Zahabia Motiwala

Communications Director, OSN 

Dubai Media City, Dubai, UAE

+971 (0) 367 7084

Robert Tasker | Rania Moussly

ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller

Dubai Media City, Dubai, UAE

+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, unrivaled exclusive content and unbeatable value.