HBO Europe’s Umbre heads to Hulu

HBO Europe original series Umbre has been acquired by on-demand service Hulu in the US. The series was made by HBO Europe for its Romanian service and is actually a remake of an Australian crime drama Small Time Gangster. It follows a Bucharest taxi driver who wants out of his double life as a debt […]

Romanian launch for HBO Go

HBO’s TV Everywhere service HBO Go has launched on Digi Net and Digi TV in Romania, giving it wider reach in the country. HBO Go is available to authenticated customers of the RCS&RDS-owned Digi pay TV services that have the Maxpak package or pay for HBO as part of their subscription. It has already launched […]

DRG secures HBO Europe dramas

Nice Entertainment Group-owned distributor DRG has acquired rights to a pair of HBO Europe dramas that it had initially licensed to the Time Warner broadcaster as formats. DRG had sold format rights to Umbre (pictured) and Mammon in the past year, and will now sell the finished shows on the international market. Furthermore, DRG has […]

HBO remaking Scandi drama in Europe

HBO Europe is making two local versions of Nordic Noir hit Mammon. The European arm of the Time Warner-owned US cable giant confirmed to local press a Czech adaptation of the series had been ordered and has just entered production. TBI understands a second regional adaptation has also been greenlit for HBO Europe’s Polish service. […]

HBO hangs hopes on Euro drama

HBO Europe has made a concerted push into both the local scripted and non-scripted markets. Jesse Whittock heads to Bucharest to hear about its drama series Umbre and future programing plans from executive VP, programming and production Antony Root Dangling metres above a yellow Bucharest taxi and suspended by a thick metal cable, the stuntman […]

HBO Europe to remake Aussie crime comedy

HBO Europe has acquired production rights to Australian crime comedy Small Time Gangster and is planning a Romanian remake. Umbre will go into production in early June ahead of a launch on HBO Romania in 2015. The 8x45mins series represents the third local production HBO has created for its Romanian service. HBO acquired the rights […]