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.