HBO has inked a three-year pay TV output deal with film licensing group Eastern European Acquisition Pool for the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria and the former Yugoslavia.
Deal includes a slew of current and upcoming titles including “The Reader,” “The Brothers Bloom,” “The Box,” “Daybreakers” and “Two Lovers.”
Ondrej Zach, HBO’s executive director and VP of programming and acquisition for Central Europe, and Ola Kroon, head of TV sales at EEAP, negotiated the licensing agreement, which goes into effect in January.
Berlin-based EEAP is one of the leading film licensing companies in Central and Eastern Europe, including the CIS countries. In addition to its new agreement with HBO, the company partners with pay TV group Canal Plus in Poland as well as with leading free TV broadcasters and theatrical distribs in Eastern and Central Europe.