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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 […]

MásMóvil and Huawei move forwards with TV plan

Spanish alternative telco MásMóvil will unveil the TV service it is preparing with Huawei in the next few weeks, according to a report by Spanish financial daily El Español. According to El Español, the MásMóvil wants to include TV as part of its multi-play offering, but views a video service as a non-essential element of […]

HBO launches package on Polish OTT TV service Ipla

Cyfrowy Polsat-owned OTT TV platform Ipla has added an HBO package to its offering as part of an overall revamp of the service that sees the launch of a new user interface with additional search functionality. Ipla is now offering an HBO package comprising five channels. The service will offer HBO HD, HBO 2, HD, […]

Proximus secures HBO shows with Be TV deal

Belgian telecom operator Proximus has struck a deal with pay TV service Be TV – hitherto available only on cable – to offer its channels on its platform. The move means that Proximus customers will be able to view HBO content in French on Be TV channels. Be TV, backed by Wallonian cable operator Voo, […]

HBO green-lights first original drama from Adria region

HBO Adria, a subsidiary of HBO Europe focused on the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region, has greenlit its first drama, which comes from Macedonian screenwriter Marjan Alčevski. The series, titled Success (Uspjeh), has been in development since 2016, when HBO Europe unveiled plans to produce a range of originals from the Adria region. Success is created […]

Amazon replaces Hulu Japan as exclusive HBO home

Amazon Prime Video’s Japanese wing has struck a deal to bring major HBO titles such as Game of Thrones and Westworld to the SVOD service. The HBO shows will be made available through Amazon Japan from April 1, with its catalogue launching immediately and other series joining six months after their premieres in Japan. Silicon […]

Abraham and Heller replace Nevins as HBO doc bosses

After HBO doc boss Sheila Nevins stepped down after 38 years this week, Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller have been named executive VPs of HBO documentary and family programming. Nevins, who has overseen the launch of Alex Gibney’s Scientology doc Going Clear, will officially step down in March 2018. Abraham and Heller, who are both currently senior VPs […]

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