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Ziggo to offer HBO channels in the Netherlands

On February 9th, Ziggo will become the first media and entertainment company in the Netherlands to offer Home Box Office® (HBO) premium channels to its subscribers. Ziggo will offer three 24-hour, commercial-free linear HD channels – HBO, HBO®2 and HBO®3, for a monthly subscription fee of 14.95 Euro. The channels will also be available in SD. In addition, the network’s online video destination, HBO GO, and video on demand service, HBO On Demand, will be available at no extra cost to customers who subscribe to the main service. (In order to use the on demand service customers need to have an interactive receiver.)

See it in the Netherlands as early as 1 day after the HBO U.S. debut
Customers will be able to see HBO original programs as early as one day after their HBO U.S. debut, including new episodes of Boardwalk Empire℠, Games of Thrones℠ and upcoming series Luck℠, Veep℠ and Girls℠. Other HBO originals on the service will include miniseries such as Mildred Pierce and Band of Brothers, films such as Too Big To Fail and Cinema Verite, plus documentaries and specials. Customers will also enjoy a wide selection of first-run theatrical films – subtitled in Dutch – from major studios such as: Sony Pictures and Warner Brothers in addition to works from Dutch independent producers such as Splendid and E-One. Customers will have access to an impressive library of blockbuster movies never before aired on Dutch television, such as The Social NetworkTM, Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsTM Part 1, Eat Pray LoveTM and The TownTM.

Watch HBO-programs on your tablet, smartphone or PC
All these, plus classics like The Sopranos℠ will also be available to subscribers via the network’s streaming service, HBO GO. HBO GO gives customers another way to watch and enjoy HBO programming, offering instant access to every episode of every season of the best HBO shows, even from outside their home on a PC or MAC computer as well as iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch® and select AndroidTM devices. In addition, HBO On Demand allows subscribers to watch programs at home when they wish and as often as they wish, with the benefit of pausing, rewinding and fast-forwarding their selections.

Get a taste of HBO
All digital TV-customers from Ziggo will be able to preview HBO by watching the first episode of Luck on Monday February 6 at 8:30 PM on channel 111. The next day, on Tuesday February 7, the first episode of Mildred Pierce will be available. Finally, on Wednesday February 8, the hit show Game of Thrones – starring Sean Bean – will finally be available in Holland as a part of the HBO preview.