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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 […]

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, […]

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