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HBO GO now available as D2C app in Taiwan

HBO GO, WarnerMedia’s regional streaming service in Southeast Asia, is now available directly to consumers via app stores in Taiwan. Following launch agreements with distribution partners early this year, HBO GO can now also be downloaded as a standalone service from the App Store (NT$150 per month) or on Google Play (NT$149). There is also […]

July 1, 2020

Canada: Video entertainment to see rapid growth in 2021

Canadian’s spending on the video entertainment market is expected to shrink by 6 per cent this year, but will bounce back strongly in 2021, and is forecast to expand by 11 per cent to surpass the success of 2019, according to a new video insights report from Futuresource Consulting. This return to form will be […]

June 23, 2020

WarnerMedia shutters HBO Go; rebrands HBO Now

WarnerMedia has unveiled plans to consolidate its various HBO-branded offerings. The company, which launched its HBO Max SVoD service last month, will phase out HBO Go in July, while HBO Now will be folded into the HBO app in the near future. Current HBO Now subscribers will be able to continue accessing HBO through a […]

June 15, 2020

Viu and HBO Asia to air 2nd season of The Bridge

Viu, a pan-regional OTT video service from PCCW Media Group with more than 41 million monthly active users, has announced that the 10-episode second season of Endemol Shine Group’s The Bridge, produced by Viu and in association with HBO Asia Originals, will begin airing on Viu, HBO GO and HBO across Asia on June 15. […]

June 15, 2020

Lombardo named President of Global TV at eOne

Former HBO programming chief Michael Lombardo has officially joined Entertainment One (eOne) as President of Global Television at the studio. Lombardo will oversee the television adaptation of Hasbro brands – including Transformers and Power Rangers, direct eOne’s existing slate, and create a new premium content for global audiences. Lombardo previously spent 33 years at HBO, […]

June 11, 2020

Sky releases trailer for Lovecraft Country

Sky has released the exclusive teaser trailer for Lovecraft Country. The one-hour drama series based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff, follows Atticus Freeman as he joins his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. What follows is […]

June 9, 2020

Analyst: HBO Max launch an “opportunity lost”

Following the launch of HBO Max in the US last week, analysts at MoffettNathanson have indicated they are less than impressed with the new SVoD platform. Michael Nathanson and Craig Moffett, in a conference call for clients, gave their reactions to the latest SVoD platfrom set to take on the likes of Netflix, Hulu and […]

June 1, 2020

HBO Max welcomes Young Sheldon

HBO Max – the WarnerMedia streaming platform that launched in the US last week — has acquired the exclusive US SVoD rights to The Big Bang Theory prequel series Young Sheldon in a deal with Warner Bros Domestic Television Distribution. HBO Max is also the streaming home of the entire library of The Big Bang […]

June 1, 2020

Analyst: HBO Max comes at a steep price

Following the launch of HBO Max in the US, Danyaal Rashid, Thematic Analyst at GlobalData, has offered his views on the SVoD platform, suggesting its pricepoint could hinder its expansion. “HBO Max is launching at a time when the subscription video on demand (SVoD) market is becoming increasingly saturated. New services from Disney, Apple and […]

May 29, 2020

HBO Max goes live in US

WarnerMedia’s new SVoD service, HBO Max, has gone live across the US with 10,000 hours of programming as the company looks to compete with the likes of Netflix, Prime Video and Disney+. The service already caught the attention of many whilst in development by acquiring the streaming rights to the likes of Friends, The Big […]

May 27, 2020