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DISH blames AT&T as HBO goes dark for first time

HBO has disappeared from US pay TV operator DISH Network’s platform after the pair failed to agree on carriage terms, leading the operator to claim that the move is evidence of AT&T’s power to harm competition in the wake of its merger with Time Warner. The dispute marks the first time that the US premium […]

Vodafone Spain to deliver dedicated HBO on-demand offering

Vodafone España is to building on its existing relationship with HBO Europe by offering a selection of HBO España content to its converged and mobile contract customers within a dedicated section of its Videoclub on-demand service. From November 1, all Vodafone contract customers will be able to access HBO content at no additional cost. The […]

HBO Europe unveils first Spanish original

HBO Europe has announced its first original Spanish series. Patria is an eight-episode daptation of Fernando Aramburu’s bestselling novel, written and produced by Aitor Gabilondo and directed by Pablo Trapero and Félix Viscarret.  Produced by Alea Media, Patria will start shooting in the North of Spain early 2019. The series is an HBO Europe Original Production, with […]

AT&T plans streaming service launch for 2019

AT&T plans to launch a new streaming service that builds on HBO and WarnerMedia content for the fourth quarter of 2019. The news was announced via an 8-K filing this week, where AT&T elaborated on its plans. “We are committed to launching a compelling and competitive product that will serve as a complement to our […]

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 […]

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