Game of Thrones

Shooting down the pirates

As startling new statistics reveal the scale of the illegal sharing of TV shows, TBI talks to the people on the frontline who are finding new ways tackle the illegal sharing of programmes, and to those distributing content about what they can do to stem the flow of piracy. When technology firm CEG Tek International […]

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 […]

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 […]

HBO On Demand launches on Indian pay TV

Tata Sky subscribers with access to HBO premium channels in India can now access catch-up programming for shows such as True Detective. HBO will add HBO On Demand to its premium subscription offer on satcaster Tata Sky at no extra cost on March 21. At launch it will offer the critically-acclaimed True Detective, Game of […]

Discovery Channel gets 3.4 million for Klondike

The Discovery Channel’s first scripted miniseries, Klondike, has delivered solid debut ratings of 3.4 million viewers. The three-part Gold Rush drama premiered on Monday on US cable, and stars Richard Madden (Game of Thrones), Abbie Cornish (Limitless), Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction, Lie to Me) and Sam Shephard (August: Osage County) as fortune hunters in the […]

E4 tries out ALT drama

UK youth-skewed channel E4 has commissioned a psychological drama-comedy in which “the worst case scenario is actually only just the beginning”. ALT comes from writer Jamie Mathieson (Being Human) and a pilot will TX in the spring. Ben Caron is directing. The drama follows a young everyman character (Gethin Anthony, Game of Thrones), who is […]

Sky’s NOW TV adds premium channel brands

UK satellite TV provider BSkyB has bolstered its pay-monthly OTT service NOW TV by adding ten TV channels – including Sky1, Discovery and MTV – as part of a new entertainment package. The NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass will give users access to Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living, Sky Arts 1, Discovery, MTV, Comedy […]

HBO entertainment president stepping down

Sue Naegle is stepping down from her role as HBO’s president of entertainment and reportedly plans to launch her own production outfit. Naegle has been with the premium pay TV channels operator for five years and bows out celebrating 27 Emmy wins on Saturday night. According to US reports, Naegle will launch her own prodco […]

TNT orders Steven Bochco cop series Murder in the First

TNT has ordered a cop drama from Steven Bochco (NYPD Blue), Murder in the First. The US cable net’s production unit, TNT Originals, will produce the series. It will be set in San Francisco and follow a team of detectives working on a single case through its ten-episode run. The case in question is a […]

Tesco’s Blinkbox takes on Lovefilm, Netlflix in autumn offensive

Blinkbox is taking on Netflix and Lovefilm with its biggest ever marketing campaign. The UK streaming and electronic sell through service is owned by Tesco, the UK’s largest retailer. The autumn marketing push, launched today, highlights the Blinkbox content line-up against that of SVOD services Lovefilm and Netflix. Blinkbox says it has ten times more […]