Russian premium pay-TV and SVoD platform AMEDIA TV and HBO have signed a new multi-year deal providing AMEDIA TV with the right to broadcast first-run HBO shows and HBO’s entire programming library, exclusively in Russia. The deal makes AMEDIA Premium HD, consisting of AMEDIA Premium and AMEDIA Hit channels and SVoD service Amediateka, the HOME OF HBO beginning in July 2017. All new HBO TV series, films, documentaries, concerts and special events will also premiere in Russia on AMEDIA TV simultaneously with HBO releases in the US.
Among the most anticipated upcoming HBO programmes are the penultimate and final seasons of the epic fantasy drama Game of Thrones; The Deuce, a new gritty, 1970s drama from the creators of The Wire, starring James Franco; and the second season of sci-fi thriller Westworld.
Denis Gorshkov, CEO of AMEDIA TV Russia, said: “Under our new relationship with HBO, AMEDIA’s status as the leader of premium pay television and SVoD in Russia and the CIS becomes paramount, guaranteeing premium content to our customers for years to come.”