Movistar wins VOD rights to HBO catalogue

DetailsJuan Fernandez Gonzalez | 30 January 2015

HBO and Telefónica have made a deal to add four of the former's most prestigious productions as video-on-demand (VOD) content to the series platform of the telco's pay-TV service, Movistar TV.

movistartvGame of Thrones, which is currently also offered by Canal+, Boardwalk Empire, In Treatment and Girls will be added to Movistar Series in a bid to capitalise on the high rates of streaming and VOD consumption.

All seasons of In Treatment will be available on the service, with three seasons of Game of Thrones initially available, four seasons of Boardwalk Empire and three seasons of Girls.

The agreement leaves the door open for future acquisitions and enables Telefónica to continue to grow Movistar Series, its newest service in Spain which launched less than two months ago.

Although linked to Movistar TV, Movistar Series is a separate pay-TV platform, with hundreds of series, full seasons and premieres on-demand and available on every device through the Movistar Series app. The catalogue is led by premiere series such as Outlander, Transparent, Madam Secretary and Penny Dreadful, and includes blockbusters like Breaking Bad and Community.