HBO on basic cable for first time

HBO is being offered as part of a basic tier channel package in the US for the first time. To this point, HBO has always been a premium tier channel, though Jeff Bewkes (left), CEO of HBO parent Time Warner, has recently made noises suggesting he was looking at more competitive pricing options. HBO and […]

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, ESPN and Sky launch on Apple TV

HBO, ESPN, Sky News and other content providers have launched on Apple’s TV service. The deals mean that HBO Go subscribers can watch content from the service on connected devices via Apple TV settops. The WatchESPN service allows Apple TV owners to watch sport video content from the ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 channels. Consumers […]

Live streaming added to HBO GO in Poland

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat has added new functionality to the HBO GO service it offers its subs. HBO GO is premium programmer and channel operator HBO’s on-demand service, allowing HBO customers to watch shows from the channel on-demand and on connected devices. Cyfrowy Polsat was already making GO available to its customers, but […]

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 […]

Voddler goes global with file-sharing revamp

Scandinavian VOD site Voddler is going global with a revamped service and new focus on legal content sharing with friends. The new-look Voddler revolves around two new services – LiveShelf and ViewShare. These allow viewers to assemble a cloud-based ‘shelf’ of content that they can access from any device and share with up to 10 […]

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 […]

HBO teams with Apple for Go launch

HBO president and COO, Eric Kessler, announced yesterday that the HBO Go TV Everywhere service is now compatible with Apple’s Airplay. The update means that Apple users with the HBO Go app can now stream content from the premium programmer straight from their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to their HDTV using Apple TV. Kessler […]

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 […]

Is House of Cards Netflix’s ace in the pack?

Netflix is hoping that House of Cards is its ace in the pack. Kevin Spacey and the show’s writer, Beau Willimon, talk to TBI about the series, which has just launched around the world in its entirety, and about how Netflix is rewriting the rules of making content.     House of Cards is the […]