HBO Nordic


HBO Europe hires Pinewood, SVT alum Christian Wikander to lead in Nordics

HBO Europe has appointed former SVT drama exec Christian Wikander to oversee all development and production in the Nordics. Wikander, who was most recently MD of Twelve Town (fka as Pinewood Television), becomes commissioning editor & VP of original programming for HBO Nordic, with a remit across all development and production from the region. He […]

HBO Nordic picks up Nazi-hunting thriller ‘Dignity’ for European broadcast

HBO Nordic has taken pay-TV and SVOD rights to eight-part thriller Dignity, for broadcast across Europe, following a deal with Red Arrow Studios International. The broadcaster will launch the series in markets including Spain, Portugal, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic. The 8 x 52-minute series was produced by Chilean film […]

Amazon’s ‘Bosch’ lands at broadcasters across Europe

Germany’s Kabel Eins, TNT Serie in Europe and HBO Nordic have all picked up seasons of Amazon crime drama Bosch in a slew of new European deals for distributor Red Arrow Studios International. Free-to-air channel Kabel Eins has taken seasons one to three of the Fabrik Entertainment-produced series, while WarnerMedia has picked up four, five […]

HBO Nordic partners Turner on OTT kids service Toonix

Premium streaming service HBO Nordic, home of series such as Game of Thrones, Westworld and Big Little Lies, has launched a new kids’ and family service Toonix in partnership with Turner EMEA. The new service will be available to consumers on www.hbonordic.com, and via selected distribution partners in the Nordic region. 100% ad free, it will […]

Nordic SVOD penetration ‘outperforming’ other markets

SVOD has grown its share of overall subscription video expenditure in the Nordic markets over the past year, with SVOD penetration outperforming other advanced markets, according to a report by Kagan. The analyst firm found that SVOD increased its share of the overall pay video market from 18% in 2016 to 22% last year. According […]

HBO Nordic teams with Turner for kids OTT service

HBO Nordic and Turner EMEA have joined forces to create Toonix, a kids-focused OTT service. Toonix is a new brand Turner EMEA has created for the 3-12s market. The service brings together Time Warner-owned sister companies HBO and Turner. Leading Turner execs are known to have been keen on closer cooperation for some years. Toonix […]

Arrests over Game of Thrones leaks

Indian police have arrested four individuals allegedly involved in the leak of episode four of the current season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, according to local reports. Episode four of the series appeared online three days before its scheduled airing, bearing a Star India watermark. Three of the arrested individuals were current employees of Prime […]

HBO Nordic, Zee take on The Good Fight

CBS has shopped The Good Fight to HBO in Europe and Zee in India. The Good Wife spin-off is on CBS All Access streaming service in the US and has just been renewed for a second season. The ten-episode first season will launch on HBO’s Nordic service at the start of June. HBO Nordic has […]

HBO Euro nets, BBCWW recruit Guerrilla

HBO services in the Nordics, Spain and Central and Eastern Europe have bought upcoming drama Guerrilla. HBO Nordic, HBO España, HBO Europe and BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand have acquired the Sky and Showtime series. BBCWW ANZ will put the show out on the BBC First network. Endemol Shine International sells the series, which […]

HBO Nordic buys Twin Peaks revival

The much anticipated return of David Lynch drama Twin Peaks will play on SVOD service HBO Nordic. Distributor CBS Studios International has sold HBO the rights for Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland, where it will premiere on May 22 with a two-hour show. The US series comes 25 years after the original, picking up with […]

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