HBO Stand-Alone Streaming Service Heading to Hungary, Romania & More
According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO has launched its stand-along streaming service in four Central European countries including Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Subscribers will be able to view the network's entire library of original series such as GAME OF THRONES, THE SOPRANOS and WESTWORLD, along with films and documentaries, and kids programming.Subscribers also gain access to HBO Europe's local programming, including all seasons of series like Shadows, Silent Valley (Romania), Burning Bush, Wasteland (Czech Republic) and Golden Life (Hungary), as well as a large selection of documentaries. HBO Europe said, "In addition, HBO Go premieres a long list of brand new hit movies, such as Beauty and the Beast, Trainspotting 2, Jackie and Assassin's Creed, an extensive catalogue of movies, a wide range of kids programming, as well as top series from other content providers e.g., The Handmaid's Tale, BABYLON Berlin, Billions, TWIN PEAKS and Luther." Commented Herve Payan, CEO of HBO Europe, "HBO Go via affiliates is already a huge success in Central Europe, but our goal is to make it even easier for the many series lovers in these countries to access HBO's premium content. The launch of HBO Go direct to consumers in Central Europe is a natural step for us after successful launches of HBO streaming services in Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland." The new service will be available to subsribers on computers, smartphones, tablets, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TVs and Sony's PlayStation. In addition, each subscriber can add up to five devices and use two concurrent streams at the same time.