HBO Nordic, a new multi-platform video distribution venture, which will serve Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark and Peter Ekelund/Parsifal International, today announced a major premium content licensing agreement with Starz Media Worldwide Distribution, a division of Starz Media, LLC, which sells globally STARZ Original series and other owned and licensed movie/TV programming.
The comprehensive multi-year agreement brings HBO Nordic a wide selection of premium programming exclusively on pay TV and subscription VOD (SVOD). Included in the deal is the hit STARZ Original series, "Spartacus" for HBO Nordic's SVOD services and the critically acclaimed STARZ Original series, "Magic City," licensed exclusively for pay TV and SVOD. Additional original programming for pay TV and SVOD includes other popular originals ("Party Down," "Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis," "Head Case"), TV movies ("Jersey Shore Shark Attack," The 12 Wishes for Christmas), and TV series ("Painkiller Jane," "Masters of Horror," "Masters of Science Fiction").
HBO Nordic will also exclusively air future STARZ Original series and additional movie content.
"HBO Nordic is very pleased to license a wide collection of original series and other TV and movie content from Starz," said Herve Payan, CEO of HBO Nordic. "'Magic City' was one of the primary featured series aired exclusively at our upcoming launch. We are also very excited to have licensed Spartacus for SVOD, along with several future original series from Starz exclusively for our customers."
"The licensing agreement with HBO Nordic brings a treasure trove of great movie and TV content that should play well to all audiences in Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark," said Gene George, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Distribution for Starz Media. "We are thrilled to be continuing our ongoing relationship with HBO abroad, as they launch in Scandinavia and feel privileged that several key Starz properties will be instrumental in their launch. This deal really spotlights the compelling collection of STARZ Original series and other owned/acquired content that we sell to distributors worldwide."