HBO Europe

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HBO Europe
HBO Europe logo.png
LaunchedSeptember 28, 1991
Owned byWarnermedia Entertainment (WarnerMedia)
CountryHungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Portugal
HeadquartersBudapest, Hungary
Prague, Czech Republic (scheduling)
London, United Kingdom (original programming)
Sister channel(s)HBO 2 HBO 3 Cinemax Cinemax 2

HBO Europe is a premium television group of channels by HBO. It is available as a group of film channels and VOD operate in Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova while VOD-only with original programming is available in Spain, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Portugal.

The first channel was launched by HBO and Sony Pictures in Hungary on September 28, 1991.[1] This was followed by the launch in Czech Republic, in 1994. In 1995 Walt Disney entered in joint-venture. In Poland was launched in 1996, a launch in Slovakia in 1997, 1998 in Romania,1999 in Moldova, 2002 in Bulgaria, 2004 in Croatia and Slovenia[2] 2006 in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro[3] and 2009 in Macedonia. In 2010 Time Warner acquired from Sony and Disney all shares and became first fully owned subsidiary outside US.

HBO has been available in the Netherlands as well. It was a joint venture between Time Warner and cable company Ziggo. It launched on 9 February 2012 but closed on 31 December 2016. Ziggo has acquired the broadcasting licenses of HBO content for the Dutch market.[4]

Current programming[edit]

Foreign series[edit]

Original series[edit]

Acquired series[edit]

Movie Library[edit]

HBO premiere movies after 8 months from theatrical release of the following studios:

Studio Note
Walt Disney Studios
Warner Bros.
20th Century Fox
Columbia Pictures
Paramount Pictures

Original programming[edit]

HBO Europe is also one of the largest producer companies for television in Central and Eastern Europe, operating HBO Europe Original Programming Ltd., headquartered in London, producing several local original scripted programming and series based on licensed formats.

Licensed formats include BeTipul (Bez tajemic, Terapie, Terápia), Small Time Gangster (Umbre), Mammon (Mamon, The Pact) and When Shall We Kiss? (Társas játék, Rămâi cu mine, Až po uši).


Czech Republic[edit]





  1. ^ "HBO Europe - History section".
  2. ^ "HBO launch in Slovenia and Croatia" (Press release). HBO Central Europe. September 7, 2004.
  3. ^ "HBO Europe - Montenegro History".
  4. ^ Robert Briel (28 September 2016). "HBO Netherlands pulls the plug, Ziggo gets the programmes".
  5. ^ "HBO to Show (CORRECTION)". Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  6. ^ Staff, Variety (16 October 2017). "HBO Brings International Original Series to HBO Now, VOD in U.S." Variety. Retrieved 22 February 2018.

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