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 […]

Sky Germany going day-and-date with HBO

Sky Germany will start launching HBO series on the same day they go out on the premium cabler’s domestic US service. The day and date move starts with the new, fifth, season of Game of Thrones (pictured) on April 12, but will extend to all upcoming HBO series. The initiative means that new seasons of […]

HBO, Showtime deals for Presto as Stan taps ABC

Australian on-demand services Presto and Stan have both scored new programming deals. The deals come as Australia’s on-demand market adapts to a number of new services launching in the territory in recent months, and ahead of the upcoming launch of Netflix. Presto’s deals hand the Foxtel-owned SVOD service HBO programming including The Sopranos, Entourage, The […]

Bell, Corus in ‘unprecedented’ HBO SVOD deal

Canada’s Bell Media and Corus Entertainment have scored what has been described as an “unprecedented” multiplatform and SVOD agreement with US premium broadcaster HBO. The deal gives the broadcasting companies exclusive streaming rights to HBO’s entire past-season library for every series the premium cabler currently has on air. The shows include Veep, Game of Thrones […]

OTT service Wuaki seals HBO deal

Streaming and download-to-own service Wuaki has snagged a raft of HBO content after striking a UK content deal with the US premium cable net. Wuaki, which is owned by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, will offer consumers in the UK titles including Game of Thrones, True Detective, Girls, True Blood, Boardwalk Empire and Veep (pictured), which […]

Amazon snags HBO shows with exclusive deal

Amazon has struck an exclusive licensing deal with HBO and will carry a raft of the premium cabler’s shows on its Fire and Prime Instant TV services. HBO has its own TV everywhere service, HBO Go, but the Amazon deal gives it access to catalogue HBO series including The Sopranos (below right), Six Feet under, […]

HBO entertainment president stepping down

Sue Naegle is stepping down from her role as HBO’s president of entertainment and reportedly plans to launch her own production outfit. Naegle has been with the premium pay TV channels operator for five years and bows out celebrating 27 Emmy wins on Saturday night. According to US reports, Naegle will launch her own prodco […]

News brief: Veep returns for third run on HBO

US premium cable channel HBO has ordered a third season of its politics-themed scripted comedy Veep. The new 10-part season will launch in 2014, again starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Seinfeld) as hapless US Vice President Selina Meyer. The second season launched last month. Veep was inspeired by BBC political comedy The Thick of It, which has […]

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 […]

Is House of Cards Netflix’s ace in the pack?

Netflix is hoping that House of Cards is its ace in the pack. Kevin Spacey and the show’s writer, Beau Willimon, talk to TBI about the series, which has just launched around the world in its entirety, and about how Netflix is rewriting the rules of making content.     House of Cards is the […]