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Walter Presents, HBO Europe invest in Bad Banks

Channel 4’s Walter Presents and HBO Europe are among the latest networks to pick up German drama Bad Banks. The series is 6×52 Machiavellian thriller set in the ruthless world of international finance and the stock market. It is produced by Letterbox Filmproduktion (Germany) and Iris Production (Luxembourg) with the participation of ZDF and ARTE. […]

HBO & Turner line up first copro drama in Europe

HBO Europe is to partner with Turner’s TNT Serie for its first international co-production Hackerville, an original focused on a network of hackers. The series will be shot in 4K on location in Timisoara, Bucharest and Frankfurt, Germany from spring 2018, for an expected autumn premiere on HBO Europe and TNT Serie. Time Warner, which […]

HBO greenlights first original drama from Adria region

HBO Adria, a subsidiary of HBO Europe focused on the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region, has greenlit its first drama, which comes from Macedonian screenwriter Marjan Alčevski. The series, titled Success (Uspjeh), has been in development since 2016, when HBO Europe unveiled plans to produce a range of originals from the Adria region. Success is created […]

HBO Europe adds BBC’s Gunpowder to programming arsenal

HBO Europe has bought BBC thriller miniseries Gunpowder for a number of territories. The deal hands pay TV player HBO Europe rights to the Kit Harington series in the Nordics, Central and Eastern Europe and Spain. The drama, which comes from Endemol Shine Group’s Kudos in association with Harington’s Thriker Films, has already sold to […]

HBO goes D2C in seven more Euro territories

HBO is expanding direct-to-consumer distribution of its TV Everywhere service to seven more countries in the CEE region. HBO Go is now available as an OTT TV service in Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. The move follows the launch earlier this month of the service as a direct-to-consumer service in […]

HBO expands SVOD service in Europe

HBO Go has launched as a direct-to-consumer service in four central European countries. The premium programmer’s streaming service is available from today without a separate pay TV subscription in Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. HBO said that HBO Go would continue to be available through local distribution partners. However, consumers in the four […]

HBO Nordic teams with Turner for kids OTT service

HBO Nordic and Turner EMEA have joined forces to create Toonix, a kids-focused OTT service. Toonix is a new brand Turner EMEA has created for the 3-12s market. The service brings together Time Warner-owned sister companies HBO and Turner. Leading Turner execs are known to have been keen on closer cooperation for some years. Toonix […]

HBO unveils first Scandi original

Swedish filmmaker Lukas Moodysson will create HBO Europe’s first original series out of Scandinavia. Scripted series Gösta (WT) will be a “mix of comedy and Dostoevsky”, according Moodysson, who will write and direct all eight episodes. HBO Nordic, which is part of HBO Europe, has been searching for its first original series out of Scandinavia […]

Arrests over Game of Thrones leaks

Indian police have arrested four individuals allegedly involved in the leak of episode four of the current season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, according to local reports. Episode four of the series appeared online three days before its scheduled airing, bearing a Star India watermark. Three of the arrested individuals were current employees of Prime […]

HBO pushes further into CEE originals with hire

HBO Europe is pushing further into original programming in the Central and Eastern Europe region by hiring a new development exec. Ana Balentovic (pictured) will work within HBO Adria, a subsidiary of HBO Europe operating within the Balkan region, which itself is part of US premium pay TV giant HBO. The former RTL Televizija and […]

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