Wuaki.tv takes HBO OTT
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
| 02 October 2014
Over 500 hours of HBO content will be available on-demand on Spanish over-the-top (OTT) platform Wuaki.tv, following a distribution agreement between the two companies.
The Sopranos, The Wire, Six Feet Under, True Blood and Entourage will be the first HBO titles arriving on the online service, with the catalogue increasing in the coming months.
Available for tablets, computers, smart TVs and consoles, it is hoped that the HBO content will strengthen Wuaki.tv's premium services, according to Teresa López, acquisitions director, who told El Economista: "We want to meet our users' demands, which are asking to improve our content in the Wuaki Selection section.
"We always look for allies who allow us to be pioneers and deliver high quality movies and series," said López, adding that the agreement with HBO is the first of its kind in Spain.
In addition to increasing its content portfolio, Wuaki.tv is immersed in a European expansion process. Already available in Spain, the UK and France, the streaming service will be also available in Germany and Italy before the end of the year. By 2016, the company plans to be operating in 11 countries in Europe.