HBO’s content coming back to India on JioCinema: Date, shows and more

On March 31 this year, HBO pulled all its famous shows, including Game of Thrones and the recently launched Last of US, from Disney Hotstar in India. These shows are now coming back next month. Reliance’s Viacom18 has struck a deal with Warner Bros Discovery for its streaming platform JioCinema.
The deal is seen as a big push by the company to compete against Netflix and Amazon by bringing Hollywood content onto the platform. According to a report by news agency Reuters, the deal will see Warner Bros as well as its HBO content becoming available on the JioCinema app.
Which shows are coming back to India
Famous series such as House of The Dragon, The Last of Us, Succession and The White Lotus will be available on the JioCinema app starting next month. Returning seasons of True Detective: Night Country, Euphoria, Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty and Perry Mason, will also be available, reports said.

“HBO Original, Max Original and Warner Bros. Television series are set to premiere on JioCinema on the same day as the US,” the companies said.
Clement Schwebig, President for India, Southeast Asia and Korea for Warner Bros said the agreement was part of its commitment to the South Asia market, as it looks to further strengthen the scale of its regional business.
JioCinema streaming IPL
The content deal will bring thousands of hours of streaming content onto JioCinema. The platform is also showing the IPL tournament for free and streamed the FIFA World Cup last year.

The development comes a few days after reports suggested that the streaming service may start charging a subscription fee following the conclusion of IPL 2023. A report by Bloomberg said that JioCinema is also attracting sponsors and advertisers, and has tied up with 23 major sponsors.
The report said JioCinema is planning to add more than 100 films and TV series to the streaming platform.

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