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HBO Nordic strikes Starz output deal

HBO Nordic has struck an output deal with Starz Media to cover original series including Magic City and Spartacus as well as a raft of movies.

The new service, which will launch across Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark, has struck a deal that covers pay TV and subscription video-on-demand.

Other titles include Party Down, Painkiller Jane, Head Case as well as movies including Jersey Shore Shark Attack.

The deal will also include all future Starz original series and movies.

“HBO Nordic is very pleased to license a wide collection of original series and other TV and movie content from Starz,” said Hervé Payan, CEO of HBO Nordic. “Magic City was one of the primary featured series aired exclusively at our upcoming launch. We are also very excited to have licensed Spartacus for SVOD, along with several future original series from Starz exclusively for our customers.”

“The licensing agreement with HBO Nordic brings a treasure trove of great movie and TV content that should play well to all audiences in Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark,” said Gene George, EVP, worldwide distribution for Starz Media.