Foxtel signs new deal for HBO library

From January Foxtel will have access to more titles in the HBO archival library.


Foxtel has entered into a new agreement to access HBO’s library.

In addition to current seasons of HBO shows customers will be able to stream past and present titles via Foxtel Anytime from 1 January 2017.

The new agreement removes any prior programming ‘rest periods” that existed.

Foxtel CEO Peter Tonagh said, “HBO is known for creating some of the most compelling, must-watch TV the world has ever seen and Foxtel and HBO have a shared legacy of bringing these incredible shows to Australian screens everywhere. Together, we’ve recognised the changing ways subscribers are enjoying and re-enjoying their favourite series, and our newly strengthened relationship enables us to deliver our customers all of the amazing HBO stories they love, whenever and wherever they want.”

Charles Schreger, President of Programming Sales, HBO, said, “The full value of HBO is recognised when our current and library programming live together as an offering to the consumer. With this expansion of rights, Foxtel makes available the abundance of all HBO has to offer and we know from experience that this will further elevate Foxtel’s great service. They’ve always been a forward-thinking partner and we are thrilled with what we’ve been able to accomplish.”

Recent HBO titles Game of Thrones, The Night Of, VEEP, Girls, The Leftovers, Ballers, and Silicon Valley will soon be joined by Westworld and Divorce, both premiering in October on Showcase.

10 Responses

  1. I’m really surprised at this point in time the HBO brand hasn’t launched as a stand alone channel on Foxtel. Clearly it’s very well known and recognized and would help drive subscriptions. And I’m almost certain HBO would love it’s brand to exist on air in Australia

    Perhaps there is a reason? HBO asking too much to license the brand for Oz?

    But then you look at the dozens of other cable brands that are licensed for Oz – the cost can not be that prohibitive

    I thought SoHo was a much stronger brand for Foxtel to run with for their premium channel brand. Showcase is kind of genetic and week – doesn’t sound as young as Soho or HBO

    1. Despite being an HBO series (and a brilliant one no less) Larry Sanders isn’t distributed by HBO (along with Oz and some other early shows) so would be surprised if it’s part of this new Foxtel deal.

  2. Damn 🙁 Hoping that HBO would break free from the clutches of Foxtel. The Showcase channel is basically the only channel I watch on the overpriced Foxtel subscription we have. Everything else, bar sport can be seen elsewhere with little effort (wink).

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