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HBO, FandangoNow Partner for Episodic Downloads

6 Feb, 2017 By: Erik Gruenwedel

FandangoNow, the upstart digital sales platform formerly called M-Go and co-owned by NBC Universal and Warner Bros., Feb. 6 announced a distribution deal with HBO Home Entertainment.

Under the deal, Fandango will offer individual episodes from HBO current and catalog original TV shows, including “Games of Thrones,” “Girls,” “Band of Brothers,” “The Night Of,” “Westworld,” ‘True Detective,” “Divorce,” “Ballers,” “Veep” and “Silicon Valley,” among others.

Episodes cost from $2.99 in standard-definition ($3.99 in HD); and from $38.99 for complete seasons.

“By selling HBO's original content, including award-winning series like ‘Game of Thrones’ … FandangoNow continues to expand the breadth and scope of quality entertainment available to its customers to enjoy anytime and from anywhere,” Adam Rockmore, chief marketing officer of FandangoNow, said in a statement.

HBO fare available via electronic sellthrough is not new. The premium pay-TV platform markets titles on Vudu.com, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Xfinity TV, in addition to streaming select catalog titles on Amazon Prime Video.

“This partnership allows us to expand our EST offering to HBO fans across a wide variety of devices,” said Sofia Chang, EVP of worldwide digital distribution for HBO Home Entertainment.

HBO and Warner Bros. are owned by Time Warner.

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