The Newsroom


WOWOW: from Japan to LA to the world

Kayo Washio runs the LA office of Japanese pay TV channel operator WOWOW. She set up on the West Coast in 2010. An established buyer of US series and movies, WOWOW has just got on board its first international originals and Washio wants to reach out to the global TV community to scope out more […]

HBO kills True Blood, renews The Newsroom

HBO has decided to end vampire series True Blood’s run after its upcoming seventh season. The new ten-episode season will go out on the US premium cable network next summer. The sixth season ended last month having garnered strong ratings. “True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO,” said Michael Lombardo, […]

HBO inks exclusive five-year Russian output deal

Russian producer and pay TV channel operator Amedia has inked an exclusive five-year output deal with HBO. The agreement covers the US premium programmer and channel operator’s scripted series and movies and documentary output. Amedia will take exclusive rights to shows including The Newsroom (pictured), Girls, Game of Thrones, and Boardwalk Empire. The deal covers […]

2013 LA Screenings Buyer Profile: Stephen Mowbray, SVT

SVT airs several big US shows and recently bought The Bible and Bates Motel. Stephen Mowbray is the Swedish public broadcaster’s head of programme acquisitions and a regular attendee at the LA Screenings. He tells TBI about his expectations ahead of the Screenings and how US content fares on SVT. How much preparation do you ahead […]

SVT buying spree includes The Bible and Bates Motel

Swedish public broadcaster SVT has acquired mega-hit miniseries The Bible. It has picked up the Mark Burnett-produced show amid a raft of drama acquisitions. The five-part series has generated consistently huge ratings on US cable network History and is distributed by Burnett’s One Three Media. SVT has also bought Psycho prequel series Bates Motel, which […]

HBO’s TV Everywhere service Go launches in Asia

HBO has launched HBO Go in Asia for the first time. The TV Everywhere service has rolled out in Hong Kong to Now TV customers that also subscribe to HBO. The Asian version of Go will offer 1,000 hours of the premium programmer’s content, which can be viewed on various devices including PCs, Macs, tablets […]

Foxtel snags HBO output deal

Australian pay TV platform Foxtel has inked an output deal with HBO. The agreement gives the News Corp.-backed pay TV operator exclusive first-run new series from HBO as well as the premium programmer’s library series. The deal covers HBO series including The Newsroom, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones and Girls. It covers all upcoming series […]

Blinkbox snags The Newsroom download rights

Streaming and download service Blinkbox has taken download to own rights to HBO drama series The Newsroom. In the UK the Aaron Sorkin newsroom drama is transmitted on the Sky Atlantic pay TV channel as part of the output deal between HBO and Sky. The ten-episode series will be available to download via Blinkbox 30 […]