SeaChange-Owned On Demand Group in Deal to Bring HBO Programs to 3 UK's Mobile SVOD Service

On Demand Group (ODG) , the London-based VOD content-aggregation-and-management subsidiary of SeaChange International, said Monday that it has signed a deal with premium programmer, HBO , to provide full episodes of the latter's shows on mobile carrier 3UK's new subscription VOD service, TV: On Demand. Shows covered by the deal include "The Sopranos," "Sex and the City," "Entourage," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and "Flight of the Conchords."

TV: On Demand, which supports such...

Comcast, HBO Partner to Promote New WWII Miniseries, "The Pacific," via VOD

--Sony Pictures Television in VOD Deal with Voddler
MSO Comcast and premium programmer HBO last week announced a partnership that will see the companies promoting HBO's new World War II-themed miniseries, "The Pacific," to Comcast digital subscribers via a range of supplemental VOD content. (Note: the 10-hour miniseries, which will premiere March 14th and which was executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, the team behind the 2001 HBO miniseries, "Band of Brothers," follows the intertwined war experiences of three...

HBO Launches Free iPhone/iPod touch Application

--Qik Launches Live Streaming App for All iPhones, Recording App for iPhone 2G and 3G
Premium programmer, HBO , has launched a free iPhone/iPod touch application in the Apple App Store. According to the company, the app, which was designed by Atimi Software , is designed to provide an "in-depth, interactive experience" that incorporates a range of branded entertainment, including video clips and in interactive episode guide. "We think the HBO App for iPhone and iPod touch will quickly attract both HBO's loyal fans as well as new consumers," HBO's...

Comcast First to Launch HD Version of HBO's VOD Service

Comcast , the US's largest cable MSO, announced last week that it has become the first cable operator to offer an HDTV version of premium programming provider HBO 's VOD service, HBO On Demand. HBO is the last US premium programming provider to offer such a service. "Comcast customers will be the first to enjoy the full HBO On Demand product in high definition, including HBO's original programming and movies," Derek Harrar, Comcast's SVP and...

HBO, Cinemax to Provide Premium Content for Comcast's On Demand Online Trial

--Trial is Part of "TV Everywhere" Initiative, Announced by Comcast and Time Warner Last Month
Just days after announcing a similar deal with Starz Entertainment ( see article published on, July 13th ), Comcast , the US's largest cable MSO, announced Monday that Home Box Office 's HBO and Cinemax premium programming services will make a selection of their content available online, at no extra charge, to their subscribers who are also Comcast customers, under the auspices of the MSO's recently announced trial of a service called On Demand...

HBO On Demand Offering "True Blood" Episode with Blu-ray Interactive Features

Premium programmer, HBO, announced Monday that, starting May 4th and continuing throughout the month, its HBO On Demand service will offer the first episode of the first season of the Alan Ball-created vampire-themed drama series, "True Blood," complete with interactive enhancements from the new Blu-ray disc edition of the series. According to the company, viewers of the on-demand episode will be able to access four kinds of "original, interactive picture-in-picture, pop-up features":
--"Lafayette," in...

HBO Launches Branded Channel on YouTube

--Also Launches Premium Broadband Programming Service Premium programmer, HBO, recently launched a branded promotional
channel on YouTube. The channel features promotional clips from
HBO's own feature and documentary films, and from such HBO series
as "Flight of the Conchords," "The Wire," "Def Comedy Jam," "Real
Time with Bill Maher," "Real Sports" and "Entourage." It also features
full-length episodes from the programmer's original series, "In
Treatment," and is slated to offer "special YouTube-only features" in
the near future. "We are delighted to bring HBO content to the
YouTube community and fans of our shows," Joseph Giraldi, HBO's
director of digital distribution and partnerships, said in a prepared

SeaChange in Deals with HBO LAG, Cablevision Mexico, RCN, Camiant

VOD technology provider, SeaChange International, and digital video
specialist, Thomson, said last week that they have deployed an
advanced content delivery system for HBO Latin America Group. The
system, which uses digital watermarking for enhanced security, is being
used by HBO LAG to make movies available on the VOD platforms of
a number of cable operators throughout Latin America. "As easily and