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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 […]

EU moves ahead with controversial content plan

The European Parliament, the European Commission and member states have reached an agreement on implementing controversial new rules to enable content portability, allowing EU citizens to view services they subscribe to no matter where they are in the Union. The deal is the first covering the modernisation of EU copyright rules proposed in the EU’s […]

HBO hires for Nordic original programming push

HBO Nordic has appointed a new commissioning editor and VP, original programming as it gets into commissioned content for the first time. Hanne Palmquist comes to the HBO-owned on-demand business from the Danish Film Institute, where she was commissioning editor for feature films. She joins HBO Nordic on August 1, and will report to Antony […]

Fox locates Last Panthers in Balkans, Bulgaria

Fox Networks Group Bulgaria and Balkans has acquired six-part crime thriller The Last Panthers. The 21st Century Fox-owned broadcaster will air the drama on Fox Crime channels in Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia on March 21, and in Bulgaria on April 19. France’s Studiocanal and the UK’s Sky […]

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