Scandinavian pay-TV broadcaster C More has renewed its long-running output deal with HBO as the US cable network prepares to launch its own Nordic OTT service.
C More, the new name for Canal+ in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland, will offer viewers the chance to see all HBO series the day after their US premiere on its online service C More Play.
The series will also be scheduled on linear channels C More Series and C More Series HD, as part of the new three-year deal.
This week HBO’s The Newsroom had its premiere on C More, and will be followed on September 17 with the third season premiere of Boardwalk Empire. New seasons of True Blood and Treme will also air this month.
The deal with HBO comes at the same time as C More renewed its deal with Sony Pictures Television for new and library film titles and TV series.
HBO this month picked up a slate of shows from FremantleMedia Enterprises for its forthcoming Nordic internet TV service.
And the premium cable channel’s move into the region has sparked reports that Spotify is planning to distribute the OTT platform, marking the first move into TV for the music streaming service.