HBO Asia

HBO Asia first with The Psychic

HBO is making its first ever drama out of Taiwan, with 6x60mins series The Psychic entering production. The series is based on Taiwanese short film The Busy Young Psychic, and is about a teenager struggling to balance teen life with her ability to communicate with the spirit world. The TV show is being filmed in […]

Star becomes ‘India’s home of HBO’

21st Century Fox-owned pay TV service Star India has become the latest local ‘home of HBO’ after an agreement with the US-based premium television provider. As of January 1, 2016, Star’s English-language networks and digital platform Hotstar will become the exclusive broadcaster of all HBO programming, including Game of Thrones, Veep (pictured) and True Detective. […]

DreamWorks launching first TV channel

DreamWorks Animation is launching a 24/7 kids and family channel in 19 territories across Asia. The move marks the first time Jeffrey Katzenberg’s LA-based studio has launched a linear network. DreamWorks launched a YouTube channel, DreamWorksTV, earlier this year. The linear channel will launch in the second half of next year. Singapore-based HBO Asia will […]

News brief: HBO Asia orders more Hollywood on Set

HBO Asia has acquired more episodes of movie series Hollywood on Set. The pay TV channel will transmit another 52x26mins series of the show, which is distributed by France-based distributor Prime Entertainment Group, across its channel in 23 territories in Asia. HBO already has the show, which goes behind the scenes of big movies, for […]

News brief: Teenage Fairytale Dropouts finds homes

Animated pre-teen series Teenage Fairytale Dropouts has sold to five channels around the world. Distributor 9 Story Entertainment has sold the show to HBO Asia, TVE in Spain, Sun Network in India, Noga in Israel and Orlando Kids in Croatia. TFD already broadcasts in Australia on Seven Network in Australia. The show was one of […]

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 […]