OSN to premiere new health reality show

OSN Health Series — Saudi Doctors (Atibaa w Akhtar). Courtesy: OSN
OSN Health Series — Saudi Doctors (Atibaa w Akhtar). Courtesy: OSN

OSN is to premiere its 5th home-grown production of 2014, Saudi Doctors (Atibaa w Akhtar), on May 1, 2014 exclusively on OSN Ya Hala!

Saudi Doctors is a health reality show tailored for Arab viewers and will shed light on everyday health and lifestyle issues while demystifying common misconceptions and myths in an informative and entertaining reality-themed format.

The first episode puts the spotlight on the coronavirus — an issue of huge concern across the region. Other episode subjects range from depression and glaucoma to child abuse, white poisons and the importance of orthopaedic and mental well-being plus, maintaining one’s health during the holy month of Ramadan.

The brand new show will be hosted by renowned doctors, Dr. Abdullah Al kchel (Cardiac Surgeon), Dr. Wael Daghistani (Plastic Surgeon), Dr. Tariq Al Asbali (Ophthalmologist), Dr. Ahmed Bin Nasser (Orthopaedic Surgeon); and Samira Al Ghamdy (psychologist).

OSN VP for programming, Khulud Abu Homos, said: “Saudi Doctors is a novel concept and OSN is proud to launch the first health reality show that will not only educate viewers on health and well-being but will also encourage positive lifestyle changes in an entertaining format.”

“OSN is committed to developing premium Arabic content with a focus on topical lifestyle issues. We offer the best in Arabic entertainment, first and exclusively on our channels and will continue to invest in premium programming and new concepts for the region. In addition to Saudi Doctors, viewers can also look forward to over 15 brand new shows this Ramadan and an unmatched On Demand service that will house over 30 Arabic drama shows.”

Saudi Doctors presents one health topic per episode, analysing different symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and recommendations including simple cures and preventive measures in an entertaining format.

The doctors will also support OSN’s continuing Live More CSR health initiative through on-air messages providing simple tips on how to stay healthy and fit. The network has launched a number of initiatives to support its Live More campaign, including an extensive on-air campaign that illustrates how simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference.

Published: May 4, 2014 04:00 AM