|Country||Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Moldova, Portugal, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway|
|Headquarters||Budapest, Hungary (Central Europe & Portugal)|
Stockholm, Sweden (Nordic countries and Spain)
Prague, Czech Republic (original programming)
|Sister channels||HBO 2|
|Launched||September 28, 1991|
HBO Europe is a premium television group of channels by HBO. It is available as a group of film channels and streaming television services in Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia and Moldova while VOD-only services with original programming is available in Spain, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Portugal.
The administration of Central European countries and Portugal is headquartered in Budapest, Hungary; meanwhile the Nordic and Spain services operate from Stockholm, Sweden. HBO Europe has offices also in Prague, Belgrade, Bratislava, Bucharest, Zagreb, Lisbon, Madrid, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Sofia and Warsaw.
The first channel was launched in Hungary on September 28, 1991. This was followed by the launch in Czech Republic, founding HBO Europe's predecessor under the name HBO Central Europe. In 1995 Walt Disney entered in joint-venture, and in 1996 it was launched in Poland (1996), Slovakia (1997), Romania (1998), Moldova (1999), Bulgaria (2002), Croatia, Slovenia (2004), Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro (2006) and North Macedonia (2009).
In September, 2003 a new premium channel HBO2 was launched as the sister channel of HBO. In November, 2005, Cinemax and Cinemax2 stated to broadcast, while in September, 2007 a third channel named HBO Comedy was introduced as well.
Upon the launch of HBO in the Netherlands, HBO Central Europe was renamed HBO Europe in 2012. In 2011 HBO entered the market of streaming services with launching HBO Go's localized Central European version. Following HBO Go's launch, in 2012 HBO Nordic was launched in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland, the first countries where HBO introduced only streaming services without any linear television channels. It was followed by the launch of HBO España in 2016 (the Dutch version was closed in the same year) and HBO Portugal in 2019, both of them being VOD-only services.
HBO Europe owns premium film channels in its Central European operating area under the names HBO, HBO2, HBO3, Cinemax and Cinemax2. HBO serves as the flagship channel of the portfolio, while HBO2's programming consists of mainly family-friendly content. Former comedy channel HBO Comedy was rebranded in 2016 as HBO3, a premium channel focusing on television series. Cinemax serves as a mainstream cinema channel, while Cinemax2 offers art films.
HBO Europe owns streaming services throughout Europe. It has been operating services branded as HBO Go in Central European countries since 2011. Localized subtitles are available in Hungarian, Czech, Romanian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Polish, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian and Macedonian. Localized dubbing and voiceover feeds are available in Hungarian, Czech and Polish usually a week after an original series' episode premieres. HBO Go is the leading streaming service in all of the countries in which it operates - as of August, 2019, it has 5.5 million subscribers throughout Central Europe. Its platform is developed in Budapest.
HBO was launched as a VOD-only brand in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland as HBO Nordic and in Spain as HBO España. Meanwhile, HBO Go is developed in Budapest, Nordic and España services are headquartered in Stockholm.
In 2019, HBO's streaming service was introduced in Portugal as well, as HBO Portugal. Despite it is not branded as HBO Go, it uses the Central European platform.
HBO premiere movies after 8 months from theatrical release of the following studios:
|Walt Disney Studios|
|20th Century Fox|
HBO Europe is also one of the largest producer companies for television in Central and Eastern Europe, operating HBO Europe Original Programming Ltd., headquartered in London, producing several local original scripted programming and series based on licensed formats.
Licensed formats include BeTipul (Bez tajemnic, Terapie, Terápia), Small Time Gangster (Umbre), Mammon (Mamon, The Pact) and When Shall We Kiss? (Társas játék, Rămâi cu mine, Až po uši).
|Uspjeh||Drama and Crime||January 6, 2019||1 Seasons, 006 episodes||47-56 min.||Pending|
|Terapie||Drama||October 9, 2011||3 Seasons, 116 episodes||21-29 min.||Ended|
|Burning Bush||Drama and Biography||January 27, 2013||3 episodes||72-84 min.||Miniseries|
|Až po uši||Romantic, Drama and Comedy||November 2, 2014||2 Season, 23 episodes||35 min.||Pending|
|Wasteland||Drama and Mystery||October 30, 2016||8 episodes||60 min.||Miniseries|
|The Sleepers||Drama||November 17, 2019||6 episodes||60 min.||Miniseries|
|Terápia||Drama||October 22, 2012||3 Seasons, 110 episodes||TBA||Ended|
|Társas játék||Dramedy||October 23, 2013||2 Seasons, 26 episodes||TBA||Ended|
|Golden Life||Crime drama||November 8, 2015||3 Seasons, 24 episodes||48-57 min.||Ended|
|Bez tajemnic||Psychological||October 17, 2011||3 Seasons||17-29 min.||Ended|
|Wataha||Criminal, Thriller and Sensacional||October 12, 2014||3 Seasons||55 min.||Ended|
|The Pact||Detective, Crime and Thriller||November 8, 2015||2 Seasons||60 min.||Ended|
|Blinded by the Lights||Criminal and Thriller||October 27, 2018||8 episodes||55-60 min.||Miniseries|
|Rămâi cu mine||Drama||December 1, 2013||13 episodes||TBA||Miniseries|
|Umbre||Drama and Crime||December 28, 2014||3 Seasons, 21 episodes||41-59 min.||Pending|
|The Silent Valley||TBA||2016||TBA|
|Hackerville||Drama and Crime||October 21, 2018||6 episodes||TBA|
|The Pioneer||Documentary||July 7, 2019||1 Seasons, 4 episodes||50 min.||Miniseries|
|Foodie Love||Romance and Comedy||December 4, 2019||1 Seasons, 8 episodes||30-45 min.||Pending|
|En Casa||Anthology||June 3, 2020||1 Seasons, 5 episodes||20-45 min.||Miniseries|
|One Way or Another||Comedy||July 22, 2020||1 Seasons, 10 episodes||30 min.||Pending|
|Stage 0||Anthology||September 13, 2020||1 Seasons, 6 episodes||70 min.||Miniseries|
|Patria||Historical drama||September 27, 2020||1 Seasons, 8 episodes||50 min.||Miniseries|
|30 Coins||Mystery and Horror||November 29, 2020||1 Seasons, 8 episodes||50 min.||Pending|
|Gösta||Comedy||July 1, 2019||1 Season, 12 episodes||30 min.||Pending|
|Beartown||Drama||October 18, 2020||1 Season, 5 episodes||60 min.||Pending|
|Pray, Obey, Kill||Docuseries||April 4, 2021||1 season, 6 episodes||60 min.||Ended|
|Beforeigners||Crime drama and Sci-fi||August 21, 2019||1 Season, 6 episodes||45 min.||Renewed|