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Vodafone España bundles HBO with student fibre package

Vodafone in Spain has launched a broadband offering aimed at students with six months’ access to SVOD service HBO España included at no extra charge. The operator is providing a bundle including 120Mpbs of symmetrical broadband access via fibre for €34 a month under its youth brand Vodafone Yu. The new offering, Fibra Yuser, will […]

HBO launches in Baltic states on Telia platforms

HBO is launching on Telia’s platforms and Latvia’s LMT network in the Baltic states. In Latvia, HBO will be available on Telia-backed telco Lattelcom’s network and on Lattelecom and Telia-backed mobile operator LMT’s network. The launch will bring content including Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies, Westworld and True Detective to Latvian subscribers, with most […]

Parrot: Emmy nominations ‘overvalue’ HBO and Netflix

Parrot Analytics analysis of 2018’s Emmy nominations reveals that this year’s awards are potentially over-valuing HBO and Netflix shows. According to the report, HBO’s success in the Emmys outpaces Netflix when you correlate popular demand for their titles (measured by Parrot Analytics’ ‘demand expressions’) and the amount of awards they have been nominated for. Parrot […]

Netflix beats HBO in Emmy nominations battle for first time

For the first time, Netflix has surpassed HBO in the number of Emmy nominations it received for 2018, ending HBO’s 17-year streak as leader. Netflix received 112 nominations to HBO’s 108. This time last year HBO had 110 nominations to Netflix’s 91. The Netflix titles nominated include Queer Eye (pictured), Black Mirror, The Crown, Stranger […]

HBO could launch Portuguese OTT TV service

HBO is planning to launch a dedicated service in Portugal, according to a local press report. According to Dinheiro Vivo, the US subscription video-on-demand service is planning to launch a service in the country and is hiring staff for the project. HBO has been present in the Portuguese market since 2015 through a partnership with […]

Stankey predicts tough year for HBO

John Stankey, the new overseer of HBO post-AT&T merger, has predicted a difficult year ahead for the network, which he likened to the pains of childbirth. Stankey, the new chief executive of Warner Media, made the comments during a town hall meeting with 150 employees in Manhattan, New York, according to The New York Times. “It’s […]

Hulu offering discount on HBO ahead of Westworld return

Hulu is giving subscribers a discount on HBO, ahead of the return of Westworld for its second season on the platform. Subscribers of the streaming platform who don’t have HBO on the platform can now gain a discount for six months, priced at $4.99 (€4.04) per month. After the period, the price will go back up at US$14.99 […]

TDG: NBCU top channel group for US viewers

NBCUniversal networks was the group of channels that most US viewers would choose if they had to select package of five TV network groups for a ‘skinny TV plan’, according to The Diffusion Group. The research firm found that the ‘big-four’ broadcast network groups occupied the top five slots when viewers were asked which they […]

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 announces first European and Latin American co-productions

HBO’s European and Latin American arms are springboarding off the upcoming football FIFA World Cup in Russia to coproduce together for the first time. The pair is working up ten-part documentary Destino Rusia 2018, which will tells stories of “passion, friendship, solidarity and achievement in the world of football, as told by leading players from across […]

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