Hulu in Japan and HBO have announced an expansive new licensing deal, in which Hulu in Japan will have exclusive SVoD rights to programming from HBO’s library, and will premiere some HBO series never before seen in Japan.
The HBO titles Hulu will allow its viewers to stream on demand this year include Game of Thrones, The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, Sex and the City and The Sopranos, as well as the premiere of the series Silicon Valley in the country.
Regarding the expansion of the relationship between Hulu in Japan and HBO, Kazufumi Nagasawa, Chief Content Officer, HJ Holdings and Charles Schreger, President, Programming Sales, HBO commented as follows:
Kazufumi Nagasawa, Chief Content Officer at Hulu japan, commented: “We are very excited to be able to deliver HBO’s great line-up, which could be described as a treasure chest of US drama series, to Hulu’s viewers in Japan. Personally, I am very delighted to finally be able to watch Silicon Valley. We are committed to bringing to our subscribers in Japan the world’s greatest film and TV programming, which I am proud to say will now include hundreds of hours of HBO.”