HBO planning to launch Spain standalone streaming service

Tuesday 19 January 2016 | 08:46 CET | News
HBO is finalising plans to launch a standalone video streaming service in Spain by the end of the year, reports Bloomberg, citing HBO CEO Richard Plepler. Although piracy is very common in Spain, the country also has high levels of broadband-only homes without a pay-TV subscription. HBO will retain the exclusive rights to its shows for its streaming service and will no longer license its programming to pay-TV services in the country, said the report, with Plepler suggesting it can make even more money long-term by offering its own streaming service. "We follow the money. We're making a

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: HBO / Netflix / Telefonica / Vodafone Spain
Countries: Spain
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