Sky and Warner / HBO extent deal
Sky has confirmed an extension to its output deal with HBO and Warner Bros.
Sky customers will continue to enjoy first-run access to WarnerBros movies, plus ongoing access to Turner movie and children’s channels as part of a new deal.
The deal also includes the continued partnership with HBO, following the overnight announcement by HBO of a new slate of original programming launching next year as part of its new US streaming service HBO Max, including Game of Thrones spin-off House of the Dragon, which viewers will be able to watch on Sky – broadcast date unknown. The deal also includes further co-productions between the two broadcasters, building on the success of recent Emmy winning co-pro Chernobyl.
As part of a wider deal with HBO parent WarnerMedia, content from HBO will also be on appear on Sky’s satellite and internet services in Germany, Austria and Italy.
Sky and HBO agreed their first output deal in 2010, making Sky the home of HBO in Europe. That led to the creation of the Sky Atlantic channel, originally launched as “the home of HBO”, securing a steady flow of new content for the channel.