21
May
2015
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11:41
Europe/Amsterdam

Game of Thrones®, True Detective & more stellar shows from HBO Home Entertainment®

Summary

For the first time, BT TV viewers now have access to hit HBO programmes. Through a partnership with HBO Home Entertainment, BT TV will offer customers the chance to download to own critically-acclaimed programmes from the network.

For the first time, BT TV viewers now have access to hit HBO programmes. Through a partnership with HBO Home Entertainment, BT TV will offer customers the chance to download to own critically-acclaimed programmes from the network, including the global phenomenon Game of Thrones® (starting with seasons 1-4, season 5 to follow), the full series of Entourage®and the first season of crime drama True Detective.

All the titles are available today in time for the Bank Holiday weekend. Additional HBO programmes will be added throughout the year. All episodes can be viewed on BT TV’s set top boxes and are automatically available for customers to watch on their smartphones, tablets or PCs.

Alex Green, director of BT TV, said: “This is yet another fantastic first for our customers. The new deal with HBO comes at the perfect time for people who want to catch up with world-class TV shows over the long Bank Holiday weekend. But of course you get to keep them so you can watch over and over again.”

Sofia Chang, executive vice president and general manager, HBO Home Entertainment, said: “We are excited to extend our digital footprint in the UK by making our content available to BT TV customers. More and more fans are looking to own their favourite programs digitally and this is another step for HBO Home Entertainment to expand its reach in this important market.”

Based on George R R Martin’s fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire, the Emmy® Award-winning drama series Game of Thrones follows kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and noblemen who are engaged in a deadly cat-and-mouse game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. The epic series’ storylines of treachery and nobility, family and honour, ambition and love, and death and survival have captured the imagination of fans globally and made it one of the most popular shows on television.

Created and executive produced by Doug Ellin and loosely based on the experiences of his good friend, Academy Award® nominee Mark Wahlberg (who’s among the series’ executive producers), Entourage takes a none-too-serious look at the day-to-day life of Vincent Chase, a hot young Hollywood actor, and the inner circle of friends he’s brought from his hometown in Queens, NY: manager Eric, half-brother/actor Drama and enterprising pal Turtle.

True Detective stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as Detectives Martin Hart and Rust Cohle, partners in Louisiana’s Criminal Investigation Division, are assigned to a macabre murder by a killer with disturbing occult leanings. As they attempt to uncover the secrets of this bizarre crime, their own lives collide and entwine in unexpected, sometimes catastrophic ways. Years later, when a similar case leads to an investigation of the original ’95 murder by two new detectives, Martin and Rust separately tell the story of both the investigation and their lives, including why Cohle eventually left the CID.

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