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Exclusive: SVT buys ITV’s Vicious, more Downton

Swedish pubcaster SVT has acquired ITV sitcom Vicious, the latest seasons of Downton Abbey and Homeland and Gillian Anderson drama Top of the Lake for its fall schedule. The broadcaster has tapped Shine International for the 6x60mins Vicious, which stars Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi as a cantankerous gay couple who have lived in the […]

‘Russian HBO’ makes a major channels move

Russian producer Amedia has moved into the channels business in a big way, effectively launching HBO in Russia and inking a huge programming deal with CBS Studios International. Founder and president Alexander Akopov tells Stewart Clarke about the company’s plans in the pay TV space. Amedia was until a recently best known as Russia’s biggest […]

HBO Go launches on Polish pay platform

Liberty Global-owned UPC Poland has made the HBO Go multiscreen on-demand service available to its subscribers for the first time and has launched the full range of HBO HD services on its platform. UPC customers will now be able to access four channels new to the platform – HBO 2 HD, HBO Comedy HD, Cinemax […]

HBO inks exclusive five-year Russian output deal

Russian producer and pay TV channel operator Amedia has inked an exclusive five-year output deal with HBO. The agreement covers the US premium programmer and channel operator’s scripted series and movies and documentary output. Amedia will take exclusive rights to shows including The Newsroom (pictured), Girls, Game of Thrones, and Boardwalk Empire. The deal covers […]

HBO Go goes live in new CEE territory

HBO’s on-demand service HBO Go has launched on Bulgarian cable operator blizoo. The operator’s subscriber base that has a HBO subscription and a broadband internet service will now have access to more than 800 hours of movies and HBO originals, including the latest seasons of Game of Thrones (above), Boardwalk Empire and True Blood. In […]

Epic drama for factual channels

The last decade saw the big factual channels move from documentary led schedules to grids full of factual entertainment and observational docs. History, by commissioning mega-hit miniseries Hatfields and McCoys, has started the next evolution of factual channels and drama is a new battleground among the big networks, reports Stewart Clarke It’s unlikely that the […]

Latin Media Leaders: HBO Latin America/HBO Go

DIGITAL INNOVATOR HBO LATIN AMERICA, HBO GO   In late 2011 HBO Latin America gave notice of its intention to launch its TV Everywhere service HBO Go throughout Latin America and 2012 was about delivering on that pledge. Emilio Rubio, president of HBO Latin America Group, says ownership of the digital space is a key […]

France’s Orange renews HBO output deal

Orange Cinéma Series (OCS) has renewed a key content deal with US premium programme provider service HBO. OCS is the bouquet of movie channels operated by France Telecom’s Orange in France and it as carried HBO content since launch in 2008. The new deal means OCS will be the first channels to carry HBO shows in France. […]

Martin Scorsese making Bill Clinton documentary for HBO

Martin Scorsese is making a feature doc about Bill Clinton. The film is being made for HBO and with the ex-US president’s full cooperation. The Clinton doc marks the fourth time that Scorsese has worked with HBO, with the vaunted filmmaker having previously made docs Public Speaking and George Harrison: Living in the Material World […]

HBO tipped to make Indian formats after Eros deal

HBO Asia and Indian movie producer and distributor Eros International have joined forces and will launch two channels together in India: HBO Defined and HBO Hits. Analysts said they expect the deal to clear the way for Indian versions of hit HBO shows. Patrick Yau from finance house Peel Hunt noted: “As part of the […]