The world's best TV series move into TeliaSonera´s TV service
TeliaSonera and HBO Nordic have signed an agreement enabling TeliaSonera's TV customers to see a number of the world's best TV series the day after the US premiere of each episode. The service will be available as of mid-October via both conventional TV as well on the Web. The service will be priced at less than 10 EURO.
HBO Nordic will offer all Nordic consumers the latest seasons and exclusive behind-the-scene material of hit series such as Boardwalk Empire℠, The Newsroom℠, Game of Thrones℠, True Blood℠, Veep℠ and Girls℠, as well as classics like The Sopranos℠ and The Wire℠ and new series premiering in the Nordics from other content distributors with titles such as Magic City℠, Hit and Miss℠, Continuum℠, and Borgia℠. The offering will also include feature films from major studios, local distributors and independents.
HBO Nordic is the first service in the region to offer day-and-date releases of the latest episodes of original series, subtitled in all local Nordic languages, as well as showing past seasons.
First in the Nordic countries
HBO has chosen to cooperate with a few carefully selected distributors in the Nordic market. First among the TV distributors is TeliaSonera, the Nordic region's fastest growing TV company with over 900,000 TV customers.
- We want to work with the most successful and leading companies. TeliaSonera's position and its innovative approach in the Nordic market made them an obvious choice for us, says CEO of HBO Nordic, Hervé Payan
- This is exactly what our customers have been asking for. They will have access to hot and fresh content the day after its aired in the US. When they have missed an episode or hear about a new TV series from friends or colleagues, they have access to whole seasons – old and new ones. A very good TV experience gets even better thanks to this collaboration, says Malin Frenning, President Broadband Services, TeliaSonera.
TeliaSonera provides network access and telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey, and in Spain. TeliaSonera helps people and companies communicate in an easy, efficient and environmentally friendly way. Our ambition is to be number one or two in all our markets, providing the best customer experience, high quality networks and cost efficient operations. TeliaSonera is also the leading European wholesale provider with a wholly-owned international carrier network. In 2011, net sales amounted to SEK 104 billion, EBITDA to SEK 36.9 billion and earnings per share to SEK 4.20. The TeliaSonera share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at www.teliasonera.com.