Bell Media has signed a deal to become the exclusive Canadian home of all HBO programming on all subscription platforms into the next decade.
Under the long-term agreement, the first of its kind for HBO in Canada, Bell Media will have the ability to deliver current-season, past-season, and library HBO programming exclusively on its linear, on-demand, and OTT platforms in English and French. The agreement also marks the first time HBO has granted exclusive SVoD rights for first-run programming throughout Canada. As a result, Bell Media will have the flexibility to provide current HBO content such as Game Of Thrones, Girls and Veep on its platforms.
Bell Media and HBO have also announced a new original production development program, with the goal of co-producing premium, made-in-Canada content for the world stage.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to bring all HBO programming to Canadians on whatever platform they choose,” said Mary Ann Turcke, President, Bell Media. “With this agreement, HBO’s incredible premium content will power subscriptions to Bell Media brands for many years to come.”