I don’t think there is a good business case for them to offload HBO Europe, it’d dilute the value of it as a pay streaming platform of the future. I could totally see them selling their stake in Hulu since Disney now has a controlling interest in it anyway. Suspect they’ll build out another tier of membership for HBO Now with access to other Warner properties rather than sell off international rights/properties (unless the EU mandates it].
All the Chickens said:
What is HBO Europe? As far as I've been aware they've dont have different original programming shows created by HBO Europe.... right? I know that there is an HBO Spain, because they are always responsible for accidentally releasing episodes early. And an HBO Asia, along with others. I just thought those were divisions for programing purposes in those areas, rather than partitioning what is in each divisions library.HBO Now gives me access to all episodes, docs and movies of every original programming that HBO has ever produced. For whatever reason I know many in the UK cant get access to HBO Now and have to subscribe to HBO through Sky TV package or whatever British state media they have going on over there. I dont think that's the fault of HBO though. I assume they would allow people from anywhere to subscribe to HBO Now if there wasnt so much red tape in these countries. They would certainly have to bulk up their servers, but it would bring them more money.