Boardwalk Empire


Ziggo replacing HBO with Series XL

Liberty Global-owned Dutch cable operator Ziggo will launch a new movies and series package in January as part of a move to replace HBO Netherlands following Liberty and HBO’s decision to shut down their joint venture. The Ziggo Movies & Series XL offering of channels and on-demand services will launch on January 1, and will include […]

Epix eyes original drama with Disney alum hire

US premium cable channel Epix looks set to push into original drama after hiring the former VP of production at Walt Disney Studios, Jocelyn Diaz. The exec will be executive VP, original programming at the MGM, Lionsgate and Paramount Pictures co-owned channel. This will see Epix pushing into original drama and comedy commissioning, placing it […]

HBO, Showtime deals for Presto as Stan taps ABC

Australian on-demand services Presto and Stan have both scored new programming deals. The deals come as Australia’s on-demand market adapts to a number of new services launching in the territory in recent months, and ahead of the upcoming launch of Netflix. Presto’s deals hand the Foxtel-owned SVOD service HBO programming including The Sopranos, Entourage, The […]

HBO and Scorsese making Shutter Island TV series

HBO and Martin Scorsese are developing Ashecliffe, a TV series based on the director’s Shutter Island feature. Paramount released the original movie in 2010 and its TV arm, Paramount Television, will produce the TV spin-off. One of the stars of the movie, Leonardo DiCaprio, is among the executive producers. The TV series will be set […]

OTT service Wuaki seals HBO deal

Streaming and download-to-own service Wuaki has snagged a raft of HBO content after striking a UK content deal with the US premium cable net. Wuaki, which is owned by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, will offer consumers in the UK titles including Game of Thrones, True Detective, Girls, True Blood, Boardwalk Empire and Veep (pictured), which […]

Amazon snags HBO shows with exclusive deal

Amazon has struck an exclusive licensing deal with HBO and will carry a raft of the premium cabler’s shows on its Fire and Prime Instant TV services. HBO has its own TV everywhere service, HBO Go, but the Amazon deal gives it access to catalogue HBO series including The Sopranos (below right), Six Feet under, […]

HBO cuts Sky Italia programming deal

Sky Italia has agreed an exclusive programming deal with HBO as it prepares its own version of the UK’s Sky Atlantic channel. This will see shows such as True Detective and Boardwalk Empire broadcasting on the Italian pay TV provider’s latest channel, Sky Atlantic HD. The deal mirrors the agreement BSkyB has with HBO in […]

AOL orders Steve Buscemi unscripted show

AOL has ordered Park Bench, a web series in which actor Steve Buscemi will take to the streets of New York to talk to locals about the US city. It will feature conversations with regular New Yorkers, as well as the city’s celebrity inhabitants. The show will be made by Buscemi’s prodco Olive alongside FremantleMedia’s […]

HBO orders more Girls, Boardwalk Empire ending

HBO has greenlit a fourth season of Lena Dunham’s comedy Girls and a fifth and final season of Boardwalk Empire. The final season of period crime drama Boardwalk will start on HBO as part of the premium cabler’s fall schedule. Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming said: “It has been an incredible honor to bring this […]

News brief: HBO renews Boardwalk

Premium cable channel HBO has given its acclaimed period crime drama Boardwalk Empire a fifth season. The Terence Winter-created show is set in during the 1920s Prohibition era in the US and follows the life of Atlantic City crime boss Enoch ‘Nucky’ Thompson. Season four has averaged a gross audience of 7.5 million and five […]

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