Hervé Payan


Turner’s Giorgio Stock rises at WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks

Giorgio Stock has been appointed president of WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, distribution and ad sales for EMEA and APAC. The former Turner exec will oversee all entertainment networks, distribution of all networks, advertising sales and kids networks operations in Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific region. The London-based exec will continue to report into […]

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 […]

HBO completes European OTT rollout with Poland launch

HBO now offers direct-to-consumer services across its entire HBO Europe footprint, after launching HBO GO in Poland. HBO said that all 17 countries under the HBO Europe umbrella now offer subscribers a full HBO over-the-top service, with the company operating a total of three regional OTT services in Europe. HBO GO is now available across […]

HBO goes D2C in seven more Euro territories

HBO is expanding direct-to-consumer distribution of its TV Everywhere service to seven more countries in the CEE region. HBO Go is now available as an OTT TV service in Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. The move follows the launch earlier this month of the service as a direct-to-consumer service in […]

HBO expands SVOD service in Europe

HBO Go has launched as a direct-to-consumer service in four central European countries. The premium programmer’s streaming service is available from today without a separate pay TV subscription in Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. HBO said that HBO Go would continue to be available through local distribution partners. However, consumers in the four […]

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 […]

Captive audience: the Spanish SVOD boom

Spain’s drama production sector is moving swiftly towards international television’s top tier, fuelled by the SVOD global boom. Emiliano de Pablos reports. Not so long ago, Spain’s TV drama production sector was completely driven by free-to-air TV broadcasters Mediaset España, Atresmedia and state-owned TVE. However, weighty new players, led by telco giant Telefonica’s  pay TV […]

HBO shutting channels in the Netherlands

HBO is set to close its channels in the Netherlands at the end of the year. The premium pay TV network will cease to distribute its linear channels HBO1, HBO2 and HBO3 in the country on December 31. Its dedicated on-demand services HBO Go and HBO On Demand will go dark at the same time. […]

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 […]

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 […]