Dubai – MENA Herald: Beginning this January, OSN, the region’s leading pay-TV network, in collaboration with Discovery Networks, will air Oprah Winfrey’s epic new series Belief – a groundbreaking documentary series that invites viewers to witness and be moved by some of the world’s most fascinating spiritual journeys through the eyes of the believers.
Narrated by Winfrey, the documentary will air in more than 220 countries and territories around the globe, including the MENA region on TLC (channel 212) on Saturday 2 January at 21:00 KSA, as OSN demonstrates its commitment to delivering fascinating documentaries.
The series depicts how people with a wide range of beliefs search for deeper meaning and connection with the world around them. Through vivid, emotional storytelling and cinematic visual imagery, it illuminates the best spiritual practices from around the world – the rituals, stories and relationships that bind people together.
Emad Marcos, Senior Vice President, Media Partners & Digital at OSN, said: “We regularly showcase outstanding documentaries from around the world. The magnetic personality of Winfrey and the nature of the series will make it a must-watch for all. Through our partnership with Discovery Networks, we will continue to deliver compelling programmes that appeal to all members of the family.”
“We are incredibly pleased to bring this epic new global series to OSN subscribers across MENA this January,” said James Gibbons, EVP & Country Manager, Emerging Business, Discovery Networks CEEMEA. “TLC is all about celebrating difference and shining a light on the stories that often go untold. Belief will uncover some of the world’s most fascinating accounts of faith, and who better to deliver this than Oprah Winfrey.”
Travelling to the far reaches of world, and to places cameras have rarely been, Belief searches the heart of what really matters.
From the epic to the intimate, webbed throughout each hour are stories of people on spiritual journeys, taking them to sacred spaces, including: the largest peaceful gathering in the history of the world as a group of believers seek redemption along the banks of a holy river; a free climber on the side of a mountain who believes there is no greater power than just being present as he climbs without rope; inside the ceremonies of the past as a 21st century woman seeks to find a miracle cure using ancient ceremonial treatments; the quiet of the night as a culture seeks to hang on to its 50,000 year-old history by searching the stars for insight to share with future generations; and, a courtroom and prison where a grieving mother must grapple with forgiveness as she comes face-to-face with her son’s killer. These stories and others will all lead viewers to ask: “What do you believe?”