HBO, Canal Plus Spain team for Content

4:46 AM PST 01/10/2011 by Pamela Rolfe

Spanish pay channel signs a first-run, exclusive agreement to air HBO series and original movies.

 

MADRID -- Spanish pay channel Canal Plus has signed a first-run, exclusive agreement with HBO to air HBO series and original movies, the Spanish company announced over the weekend.

Canal Plus, which airs Martin Scorsese's Boardwalk Empire, will now offer the much-anticipated Game of Thrones scheduled to air this spring.

Also included in the agreement is mini-series Mildred Pierce, starring Kate Winslet and directed by Todd Haynes, as well as True Blood, Hung and others.

The HBO product will be offered first-run on Canal Plus and afterwards as a VOD option for the channel's subscribers.

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