HBO Nordic pushes back OTT launch “slightly”

Premium cable network HBO has “slightly” delayed its launch of a new over-the-top (OTT) video service in the Nordic region, according to a statement issued to Reuters.

Hervé Payan, chief executive of HBO Nordic, is quoted as saying: “Slightly pushing back the launch is not tied to one specific reason but simply our desire to meet all expectations.” The service was due to launch mid-October in Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

HBO Nordic is a joint venture between Home Box Office and Parsifal International), and will offer both subscription and transactional video-on-demand services, providing premium content directly to consumers via HBO Nordic’s untethered, over-the-top (OTT) platform,, and also via local distribution partners.

US online video service Netflix officially launched its instant streaming service in the Nordic countries last week, offering near-instant access to thousands of films and TV programmes from some of the biggest film studios and distributors around the world for SEK 79 (US$ 12) per month in Sweden, and DKK 79 (US$ 13.90) per month in Denmark.

We welcome reader discussion and request that you please comment using an authentic name. Comments will appear on the live site as soon as they are approved by the moderator (within 24 hours). Spam, promotional and derogatory comments will not be approved

Post your comment

Facebook, Instagram and Sky case study: Game of Thrones

BT at IBC: 'unlocking the power of fibre IPTV'

IP&TV News tries out 4G Broadcast at the FA Cup Final

Thomas Riedl: “Google TV has evolved into Android TV”

Tesco and blinkbox: what went wrong?

Reed Hastings and 2030: is he right?