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HBO discards Vinyl

US cable channel HBO has cancelled high profile music drama Vinyl, going back on plans to run a second season. The cancellation marks significant failure for Time Warner-owned HBO, and may be seen as new programming chief Casey Bloys putting his stamp on the network by distancing himself from it. The much anticipated series, which had […]

HBO president Lombardo exiting

Michael Lombardo is exiting his position as president of programming at HBO, ending a 33-year career at the US premium cabler. Variety broke the news over the weekend, with Lombardo subsequently explaining his decision to rival US trade Deadline. He said he first considered leaving HBO after last year’s Emmy’s, at which it scooped the […]

HBO consolidates scripted as Ellenberg exits

US premium cable channel HBO has handed comedy chief Casey Bloys control of drama after the exit of Michael Ellenberg. Bloys has been promoted from executive VP to president, series, late night and specials at the Time Warner-owned network. This means he will take over the drama commissioning duties of EVP Ellenberg, who leaving but […]

Report: HBO Now faces Netflix in Spain

Premium over-the-top service HBO Now will reportedly launch in Spain by the year-end. The Time Warner-owned service launching in the territory means HBO will look to retain its rights from now onwards, and not license them to pay TV providers, according to report author BloombergBusiness. Existing content deals will run down, at which point the […]

Star becomes ‘India’s home of HBO’

21st Century Fox-owned pay TV service Star India has become the latest local ‘home of HBO’ after an agreement with the US-based premium television provider. As of January 1, 2016, Star’s English-language networks and digital platform Hotstar will become the exclusive broadcaster of all HBO programming, including Game of Thrones, Veep (pictured) and True Detective. […]

Star Channel becomes HBO’s Japanese partner

Japanese premium movie net Star Channel has become the territory’s exclusive home of HBO programming. An exclusive deal means subscribers to Sony Pictures Entertainment-backed Star will be the first to see HBO movies and series in Japan. It already has rights to key series such as Game of Thrones. Time Warner-owned HBO has a similar […]

Sky extends HBO deal across Europe

Sky’s role as the exclusive home of HBO programming will be extended beyond the UK and across all of the 21st Century Fox-backed pay TV firm’s European territories. A new deal sees Sky take first-run rights to HBO shows in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy, and includes extensive on-demand rights. Upcoming big-ticket HBO […]