Game of Thrones


Quickflix to offer HBO series soon after US broadcast

Australian on demand platform Quickflix has scored a significant agreement with HBO that will allow it offer series such as Game of Thrones soon after their US broadcast. To this point, the only way to access premium HBO shows in Australia soon after their stateside bow was through Apple iTunes and pay TV market leader […]

HBO orders more Game of Thrones

Days after the launch of the third season of Game of Thrones, premium cable network HBO has ordered a fourth run of the fantasy drama. The fourth season order, announced by programming boss Michael Lombardo, came as the new season delivered the best ratings yet for the show. The third season of Game of Thrones, […]

Experts warn UK producers over drama tax credits

A pair of top British drama executives have warned UK producers could miss out on the benefits of the incoming UK tax credits system to US rivals. Justin Thomas-Glover and Patrick Irwin of new UK drama production finance consultancy Far Moor pointed to CBS-owned network Showtime’s decision to use the credit, which comes into play […]

HBO’s TV Everywhere service Go launches in Asia

HBO has launched HBO Go in Asia for the first time. The TV Everywhere service has rolled out in Hong Kong to Now TV customers that also subscribe to HBO. The Asian version of Go will offer 1,000 hours of the premium programmer’s content, which can be viewed on various devices including PCs, Macs, tablets […]

Vivendi launches streaming service Watchever in Germany

France-based entertainment conglomerate Vivendi has launched an over-the-top service in Germany called Watchever. The subscription TV series and movie-based service, www.watchever.de, is priced at €8.99 a month. A free 30-day trial is in place and paying customers can terminate subscriptions on a month-to-month basis. Watchever said that it has inked deals with “almost” all of […]

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. […]

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 […]

France 2 orders local version of Jimmy McGovern Series Accused

French public broadcast channel France 2 has greenlit a local version of Jimmy McGovern-penned British drama series Accused, TBI has learned. The French show will be made by Troisième Oeil. The French production house already makes shows including Vous Trouvez ça Normal? (You Think this is right?) for France 2. The UK show airs on […]

HBO launches in Sweden

Telia has become the first platform operator in the Nordic region to offer HBO, making the premium content provider’s shows available to its 500,000 TV customers one day after their original broadcast. HBO will be available via Telia’s network for SEK79 (US$11.69) a month, bringing shows including Game of Thrones to Swedish viewers. The service […]

Foxtel snags HBO output deal

Australian pay TV platform Foxtel has inked an output deal with HBO. The agreement gives the News Corp.-backed pay TV operator exclusive first-run new series from HBO as well as the premium programmer’s library series. The deal covers HBO series including The Newsroom, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones and Girls. It covers all upcoming series […]

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