HBO Nordic


HBO Nordic cuts Showtime deal

HBO’s Nordic service has snagged series from US cable net Showtime ater striking a programming deal with CBS. Showtime is owned by CBS and its content sold by distribution arm CBS Studios International. The HBO Nordic deal gives the pay TV operator rights to Showtime series across its footprint of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. […]

Sky Atlantic buys Italian-language series Gomorrah

Sky Atlantic has acquired its first foreign-language drama series, Gomorrah. The Italian series is a TV remake of the Roberto Saviano book and subsequent movie of the same name and follows the mafia in the Italian city of Naples. It is produced by Cattleya, which also makes Romanzo Criminale, the mafia series currently being remade […]

HBO, Discovery, SBS deals for eOne dramas

Indie studio Entertainment One has sold a batch of scripted series including Discovery drama Klondike to broadcasters such as HBO Nordic and SBS in the Netherlands. Klondike, the 6x60mins miniseries set in the US’s gold rush period, has been picked up by Discovery for its networks in Latin America, Asia Pacific and Central Eastern Europe, […]

UK, Dutch vendors acquire Beta’s mafia series

Distribution companies in the UK and the Netherlands have acquired local all-rights packages to Gomorrah, the Beta Films-sold remake of the Italian mafia expose novel of the same name. Arrow Films in the UK and Holland’s Luminere, both best know as film distributors, have acquired the 12-part series. The deals both include pay TV sales […]

Beta Film takes on the Mafia

Italian crime writer Roberto Saviano, whose mafia exposé Gomorrah lead to death threats, tells Jesse Whittock about the scripted TV remake of the book, which Beta Film launches in Cannes film. The real crime genre continues to pay for broadcasters, with ABC in Australia announcing Underbelly drama spin-off Fat Tony and Co. in August as […]

HBO Nordic pre-buys Gomorrah TV remake

HBO Nordic has pre-bought Gomorrah, a new Italian mafia drama based on the much acclaimed novel of the same name from investigative journalist Roberto Saviano. The 12x50mins series is currently in production in Naples, in the same mafia stronghold that the 2008 Grand Prix-winning movie of the same name shot. It comes from the same […]

HBO launches in Sweden

Telia has become the first platform operator in the Nordic region to offer HBO, making the premium content provider’s shows available to its 500,000 TV customers one day after their original broadcast. HBO will be available via Telia’s network for SEK79 (US$11.69) a month, bringing shows including Game of Thrones to Swedish viewers. The service […]

Netflix snags Warner Bros content as Scandi roll out continues

Netflix has launched in Denmark today and will roll out in Norway and Finland later this week and the streaming service has secured a pan-Scandinavian programming deal with Warner Bros. for the studio’s TV series and movies in the first pay TV window, TBI has learned. The Warner Bros content previously resided with C More, […]

Spotify eyes HBO Nordic deal

Online music service Spotify could be about to create a new video entertainment unit with HBO Nordic as its content partner, according to local reports. Danish broadcaster TV2’s TV Beep site has reported that Spotify is in talks with HBO Nordic to redistribute its TV shows in the Nordic region. TV Beep cited unnamed sources […]

HBO Nordic strikes programming deals with FME

Forthcoming online video service HBO Nordic has struck its first programming deals for its over-the-top platform, acquiring a raft of content from FremantleMedia Enterprises. The service, which was announced last week, has picked up 6x1hour drama Hit and Miss, which starred Chloe Sevigny and was written by Shameless creator Paul Abbott and 22x30mins Lisa Kudrow-fronted […]