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HBO Nordic partners with 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 the HBO Nordic website and via selected distribution partners in the Nordic region. It […]

SVOD taking a greater share in Nordic markets

Subscription video-on-demand has grown its share of overall subscription video expenditure in the Nordic markets over the past year, with SVOD penetration outperforming other advanced markets, according to a report by Kagan. Kagan found that SVOD increased its share of the overall pay video market from 18% in 2016 to 22% last year. According to […]

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 […]

HBO unveils first Scandi original

Swedish filmmaker Lukas Moodysson will create HBO Europe’s first original series out of Scandinavia. Scripted show Gösta (its working title) will be a “mix of comedy and Dostoevsky”, according Moodysson, who will write and direct all eight episodes. HBO Nordic, which is part of HBO Europe, has been searching for its first original series out of […]

TDC launches new TV apps, adds HBO Nordic

Danish telco TDC is launching a number of new TV apps, including HBO Nordic, and an improved user interface on its TDC TV service. TDC said that the new apps and UI would encourage customers to make more use of the capabilities of their TV sets. The company has about 267,000 IPTV customers that receive […]

HBO Europe CEO leaving, 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 […]

TDC adds HBO Nordic to TV offerings

Danish telco TDC has signed a deal to bring HBO Nordic, the premium content provider’s Scandinavian OTT service, to its TV subscribers. TDC will  make HBO Nordic available to TDC TV and YouSee TV Plus cable customers, bringing content including Game of Thrones and True Detective to its customers. HBO Nordic will be made available […]

Half of Nordic streamers use SVoD services

More than half of all streaming video users in the Nordics (52%) pay for a subscription streaming service, according to new research by media services provider Arkena. The TDF Group-owned firm’s latest Nordic Video Index report said that a growing number of Nordic households are using video-on-demand services as a complement to linear TV selection, […]

HBO Nordic chooses Ericsson for playout services

HBO Nordic has selected Ericsson to manage the playout of its new online video service for the Nordic region. HBO Nordic will launch its first HBO-branded service in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland in October. The premium linear and on-demand offering will be available via the streaming site hbnordic.com. Ericsson has been selected to manage […]