OSN to stream Friends: The Reunion in the UAE simultaneously as worldwide release
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OSN to stream Friends: The Reunion in the UAE simultaneously as worldwide release

OSN to stream Friends: The Reunion in the UAE simultaneously as worldwide release

The episode also known as The One Where They Got Back will release worldwide on Thursday, May 27

Friends Reunion

When American television sitcom Friends aired its season finale on May 6, 2004, 52.5 million US viewers tuned in to watch it, making it the fifth most-watched series finale in history.

Spanning a decade, the comedy series featuring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer, won 62 Primetime Emmy Awards including the Outstanding Comedy Series award in 2002.

It ran for 10 seasons and covered 236 episodes. The star-cast will, for the first time in 17 years since the show ended, be coming together on the original Warner Bros. soundstage, Stage 24, for a one-time unscripted special.

Called Friends: The Reunion, the episode is also known as The One Where They Got Back, and will release worldwide on Thursday, May 27. Here within the UAE, entertainment provider, OSN has confirmed that its viewers within the region will be able to watch the special episode at the same time as the world release.

“We are thrilled to be the exclusive home of Friends: The Reunion in the Middle East, adding to our vast library of content on OSN Streaming,” said Nick Forward, chief digital and content officer at OSN.

“Friends is more than just an iconic show and has influenced pop culture across the world including the GCC region. Now, in the most anticipated TV event of the year, fans can relive some memorable moments whilst getting an exclusive glimpse of what went on behind-the-scenes that made us all fall in love with Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe and Joey. We are very excited and look forward to welcoming and entertaining our friends from across the region.”

OSN is the exclusive distributor of The Walt Disney Company’s new Disney+ Originals in the Middle East region, across both its box and streaming services. OSN has long-term partnerships with studio majors including Disney, HBO, NBC Universal, Fox, Paramount, MGM, and Sony, among others.

Friends: The Reunion which will be broadcast on OSN has been produced by the show’s original creators Marta Kauffman, Kevin S. Bright and David Crane.

The episode, shot before a live audience, will also feature several guest stars including David Beckham, Justin Bieber, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Kit Harington and Lady Gaga, among others.

OSN Streaming can be accessed via websites and all mobile iOS and Android devices. The service costs $9.5 per month and includes a 7-day Free Trial. To stream, click stream.osn.com

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