Fox preps global Outcast launch

Fox Networks Group is preparing a 125-country launch for Outcast, the upcoming drama from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. The ten-part series is the first original out of Fox’s international channels and production division. In the US the series will bow on HBO sister net Cinemax on June 3. The channel yesterday announced a […]

Sling TV adds $10 Cinemax

Cinemax has been added to Dish’s Sling TV streaming service. The HBO sister channel is available as an a la carte offering for US$10 a month, marking the first time the channel has been offered in this way. “What’s particularly cool about this announcement is it marks the first time Cinemax is available to cord […]

HBO pulls Bulgarian channels in fees row

HBO Bulgaria has pulled its HBO and Cinemax services from pay TV operator Bulsatcom’s platform after what it describes as the latter’s continuing failure to pay licence fees owed to it. HBO Bulgaria said that it hoped to resolve the situation but that discussions between the pair were currently suspended. Stara Zagora-based Bulsatcom hit back […]

AMC ties down Walking Dead creator

US cable group AMC Networks has inked an exclusive pact with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. The multiyear agreement comes after zombie drama The Walking Dead ascended to the top of the all-time non-sports cable ratings list in the US and became a worldwide smash. The new deal sees Kirkman continuing as executive producer […]

Sky Germany going day-and-date with HBO

Sky Germany will start launching HBO series on the same day they go out on the premium cabler’s domestic US service. The day and date move starts with the new, fifth, season of Game of Thrones (pictured) on April 12, but will extend to all upcoming HBO series. The initiative means that new seasons of […]

Walking Dead creator’s Outcast to Cinemax

Cinemax has taken The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s new series, Outcast, to series. HBO sister channel Cinemax had already greenlit a pilot of the new series, which Kirkman has worked up with Fox International Channels. it has now greenlit a full series. Kirkman (left) is writing the series opener and executive producing alongside former […]

HBO renews Belgian cable deal

Belgian cabler Telenet has renewed its content deal with HBO until 2018. The deal gives Telenet exclusive rights to HBO content in Flanders, which the cable company markets under the ‘Home of HBO’ banner on its service. As well as access to new HBO seasons and series including Game of Thrones within a week of […]

Cinemax lands Walking Dead creator Kirkman drama

US premium cable net Cinemax has put a pilot for Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s new sci-fi drama into pre-production. Kirkman developed the series, Outcast, with Fox International Channels at the same time as working on a comic book series of the same name through his Skybound label last year. HBO-backed Cinemax has now greenlit […]

Thrones most illegally shared US show, CBS hardest hit network

New research into illegal file sharing shows that over the course of one week a raft of top scripted series were being shared by 3.7 million users around the world via the peer-to-peer BitTorrent network. Anti-piracy tech firm Ceg Tek conducted the research ahead of the Cable Show, the cable industry trade show that is […]

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 […]