HBO, NBCUniversal ink LatAM, Caribbean distribution deal
| 12 June 2014
HBO Latin America and NBCUniversal International TV Distribution have announced a multiple year deal to bring the latter's feature films to HBO subscribers across Latin America and the Caribbean.
Beginning from 2015 and excluding Brazil, the deal will grants HBO Latin America exclusive first-run premium pay-TV rights to Hollywood blockbusters and family-friendly animated movies for its HBO and MAX branded channels, HBO GO, as well as rights for the studio's catalogue of films for these channels and Cinemax.
"We are very proud to have accomplished this deal, as the addition of NBCUniversal's very strong content offering will reinforce our position as leaders in the industry," said HBO Latin America Group CEO Gaston Comas, commenting on the deal. "We look forward to bringing the best titles, with extended rights, to subscribers throughout the region, complementing our critically acclaimed original programming and reaffirming the important role that movies have in the pay-TV industry."
Belinda Menendez, president, NBCUniversal International Television Distribution and Universal Networks International, added: "With a stellar reputation of offering only the best movies and TV series to its subscribers, HBO Latin America is a key leader in the pay-TV industry. This deal is a testament to the calibre of NBCUniversal's films and we are delighted to partner with HBO Latin America to bring our movies to their subscribers in this region."