HBO Nordic


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 […]

Report: HBO Now faces Netflix in Spain

Premium over-the-top service HBO Now will reportedly launch in Spain by the year-end. The Time Warner-owned service launching in the territory means HBO will look to retain its rights from now onwards, and not license them to pay TV providers, according to report author BloombergBusiness. Existing content deals will run down, at which point the […]

HBO Europe CEO exiting, restructure underway

HBO Europe CEO Linda Jensen will leave the company at the end of the year, with HBO Nordic boss Hervé Payan taking control of the premium channel operator’s Europe-wide operations. Payan joined HBO Nordic in 2012, running its OTT operation in the Nordic region. Prior to that he was at Orange and Italian pay TV operator […]

HBO Nordic welcomes Last Panthers

Scandinavian pay TV service HBO Nordic has acquired big-budget European crime drama The Last Panthers. The 6x60mins series will air on the platform following a deal with co-distributors Sky Vision and StudioCanal. Panthers, which was given a big push at MIPCOM in Cannes last week, debuts on Sky in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and […]

Amazon scores Fear the Walking Dead

Amazon Prime Instant Video Germany has picked up the sought-after SVOD rights for upcoming zombie drama Fear the Walking Dead from distributor Entertainment One Television. The show debuts in the US and internationally on AMC and AMC Global, respectively, on Sunday (August 23) as a companion piece to US cable’s biggest show, The Walking Dead. […]

Danish cable service adds HBO Nordic

Danish telco TDC has signed a deal to bring HBO Nordic, the premium content provider’s Scandinavian OTT service, to its TV subscribers. TDC will  make HBO Nordic available to TDC TV and YouSee TV Plus cable customers, bringing content including Game of Thrones and True Detective to its customers. HBO Nordic will be made available […]

C More appoints programming chief

Sweden-based content group C More Entertainment has appointed Bo Thörnwall to the post of director of programmes as the firm gears up for its new SVOD platform. C More will later this year launch a C More-branded SVOD service with Svensk Filmindustri and Finland’s MTV later this year, as the firm shifts from linear broadcasting […]