HBO Home Entertainment UK has revealed that True Blood Season 5 episodes will be released to download and own from September 18th. In their first multi-platform EST (Electronic Sell Through) release in the UK, each episode will be made available on blinkbox and iTunes UK, just a day after broadcast on FX:UK.
FX:UK will be broadcasting Season 5 four months earlier than previous seasons and now for the first time in the UK, just three months after the US. Fans will be able to own the TV show months ahead of the DVD and Blu-ray release and episodes can be collected each week and viewed on PC, Mac, SMART devices (TV, Blu-ray players, set top boxes), tablets, Xbox 360 and PlayStation3.
Colin Smith, Director, International Digital Distribution for HBO said: “True Blood is one of the many jewels in HBO’s crown, with Season 5 already critically acclaimed in the US and it is part of our ongoing strategy to make this content available to viewers in a variety of formats so they can immerse themselves in their favourite shows whenever, wherever. Fans will now be able to own the new series in digital format the day after broadcast.”