The channel, which will debut in May, will offer English-language original versions of popular HBO series, including The Wire and Game of Thrones, as well as films and other other highlights from HBO’s catalogue. It is the first time several of these series will be available in English in the territory.
The Sky Atlantic brand launched in the UK last year to host HBO series. BSkyB put up $235 million (£150 million) in a five-year exclusive output deal with the Time Warner-controlled pay TV group. Sky Deutschland is reported to have a signed a similar long-term output deal for its Sky Atlantic channel, though the company has not given details of the agreement.