Netflix and HBO tie up for Emmy wins

HBO and Netflix reached a tie with 23 wins each during the 70th annual primtetime Emmys, which took place last night. Netflix surpassed HBO for the first time in Emmy nominations this July, but when it came to the crunch the two entertainment powerhouses reached a draw in award wins. Game of Thrones came up […]

AT&T boss: Netflix is the Walmart of media

AT&T boss and chairman Randall Stephenson has compared Netflix to US retail brand Walmart and HBO to jeweller Tiffany & Co in a bid to distinguish the competing brands. The exec, speaking at the 27th annual Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference in Dallas on Wednesday (12 September), likened the streaming giant to the US discount department […]

HBO boards BBC1’s His Dark Materials

HBO has boarded Bad Wolf’s His Dark Materials adaptation for BBC1, picking up distribution rights for the drama outside the UK. The AT&T-owned cable channel has swooped in for the adaptation of the Philip Pullman novels, signing on to co-produce alongside Jane Tranter’s Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema. The drama – which started filming […]

HBO bests Netflix in Creative Arts Emmy race

HBO and Netflix faced off at the Creative Arts Emmys, where the AT&T-owned Game of Thrones network narrowly edged out the streaming giant with 17 wins. The awards – which honour artistic and technical achievement in television and were presented across two nights – saw HBO pick up Best Writing for a Variety Series for […]

UK’s My Dad Wrote a Porno heads to HBO

The UK hit podcast My Dad Wrote a Porno is set to appear on HBO in the US as a comedy special in 2019. The podcast, which is hosted by Jamie Morton, James Cooper and Alice Levine, finds the trio reading through a series of erotic novels written by Morton’s father. The special will feature […]

HBO set for adaptation of Lindelhof’s Watchmen

HBO has ordered the adaptation of Damon Lindelhof’s Watchmen. Watchmen is set in an alternate history where superheroes are treated as outlaws. HBO said that it would embrace the nostalgia of the original graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own in the series. Lindelhof will act as executive producer and writer. […]

HBO teams with Axio for limited doc series

US premium cable network HBO is teaming up with political media company Axio to produce a limited documentary series of news-oriented specials which will run on the network this autumn. The series will be directed and produced by Matthew O’Neill (HBO’s Baghdad ER and China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province) and Perri Peltz (HBO’s Warning: This […]

HBO lands Moffat’s The Time Travelers Wife

HBO has landed a drama adaptation of The Time Travelers Wife produced by Steven Moffat (Dr.Who). The novel turned movie is authored by Audrey Niffenegger and is described as a magical love story about Clare and Henry who have a marriage with a problem…time travel. Moffat, Sue Vertue and Brian Minchin will all executive produce […]

Parrot Analytics: Netflix Emmy nominations are overvalued

Parrot Analytics analysis of 2018’s Emmy nominations claims that this year’s awards are potentially over-valuing Netflix shows. According to the report, HBO’s success in the Emmys outpaces Netflix when you correlate popular demand for their titles (measured by Parrot Analytics’ ‘demand expressions’) and the amount of awards they have been nominated for. Parrot Analytics assesses […]

HBO takes sci-fi series from Buffy creator

Joss Whedon, the screenwriter behind The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will be bringing a sci-fi series to HBO. Titled The Nevers, the series follows the footsteps of Buffy with a fantastical story featuring powerful female characters. The show will be an epic science fiction drama […]

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