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HBO launching five originals in Asia

HBO Asia has revealed three new original series and two original films upcoming in the region as it celebrates in 25th birthday. The originals include Folklore, a 6×60 horror anthology taking place across Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. Singaporean film maker Eric Khoo is creator and showrunner, with Joko Anwar (Indonesia), Ho Yuhang (Malaysia), Lee […]

HBO expands SVOD service in Europe

HBO Go has launched as a direct-to-consumer service in four central European countries. The premium programmer’s streaming service is available from today without a separate pay TV subscription in Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. HBO said that HBO Go would continue to be available through local distribution partners. However, consumers in the four […]

HBO Asia to release first true crime original

HBO Asia is set to release its first true crime original documentary The Talwars: Behind Closed Doors on November 26 exclusively on HBO. Produced in association with Star India, the doc examines the story of a double murder of a teenage girl and her family’s household servant in Noida, India. In English and Hindi with […]

‘SVOD to dominate free’ in Lat Am

Subscription VOD services will continue to dominate free OTT offers in Latin America, according to new research. Digital TV Research predicts SVOD will contribute 62% of regional revenues from OTT television episodes and movies in 19 Latin American territories to 2022. This equates to US$2.86 billion of a US$4.6 billion total. The overall picture for […]

Game of Thrones smashes HBO ratings record

Ratings for Game of Thrones’s season seven opener on US premium pay channel HBO proved linear event programming is still alive and well. The show took 10.1 million linear viewers, well above the previous 8.9 million record set for the season six debut episode in 2015, and a massive 16.1 million overall. This makes it […]

HBO’s Lat Am SVOD expansion continues

HBO Latin America has unveiled the second part of its plan to expand SVOD service HBO Go throughout the continent. Having launched services in the Caribbean earlier this week, HBO Go is now set for digital stores in 17 Latin America territories. Namely, these are Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El […]

Content portability rules adopted in Europe

The European Council (EC) has adopted new rules that allow consumers who pay for online TV subscriptions in their home territory access them elsewhere in the EU. The rules, which cover all forms of content services, were passed in May, meaning Netflix, Amazon and HBO Go customers will now be able to access those platforms […]

HBO shutting channels in the Netherlands

HBO is set to close its channels in the Netherlands at the end of the year. The premium pay TV network will cease to distribute its linear channels HBO1, HBO2 and HBO3 in the country on December 31. Its dedicated on-demand services HBO Go and HBO On Demand will go dark at the same time. […]

HBO Go expands to Lat Am, Caribbean

HBO’s on-demand service, HBO Go, is launching in Latin America and the Caribbean as a standalone platform. HBO Latin America has launched HBO Go as an a la carte premium service offering programming from its HBO and Max channels to non-pay TV-subscribing customers. HBO is already available in the territories as part of the premium […]

HBO strikes five-season Sesame Street deal

HBO and Sesame Workshop have agreed a five-season deal for iconic kids series Sesame Street. The deal means the show will be on the HBO linear channel, its TV everywhere service HBO Go, and SVOD offering HBO Now, for at least five years. Episodes of Sesame Street will debut on the premium cable net and […]

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