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Topic: Hbo

Here's What Surprised Showtime After It Began Offering a Streaming Service

Even cord-cutters like watching the live feed

Two months after its launch, Showtime's streaming-only subscriber service has been eye-opening for the network. Since the service, which is also called Showtime, went live on July 7—exactly three months after…

How This Punk Rocker Plans to Woo Bloomberg Media’s Sophisticated Audience

Allan Wai on his new role and challenges

Specs Current gig Global commercial creative director at Bloomberg Media Previous gig Manager, design and production, HBO Go Age 43 Twitter @allanwai Adweek: You're Bloomberg's first global commercial creative director. What does that mean? Allan…

Orange Is the New Black Star Pablo Schreiber on the Perils of Live-Tweeting

Cutting back on bad social media habits

Specs Age 37 Claim to fame Emmy Award nominee for his role as George "Pornstache" Mendez on Netflix's Orange Is the New Black; star of HBO's The Brink; appears in the Michael…

New Episodes of Sesame Street Will First Air on HBO, Not PBS

Here's how you can get to the iconic program: pay TV

Iconic children's television series Sesame Street is on the move, heading to subscription-TV network HBO, in a first-of-its-kind deal. Sesame Street and HBO have inked a five-year partnership, calling for all…

Bill Simmons Is Headed to HBO, With a New Weekly Series in 2016

His multiplatform deal starts in October

Bill Simmons has settled on his post-ESPN job: He'll be taking his talents to HBO. Simmons has signed a multiyear, multiplatform agreement with HBO, which includes a weekly series launching next…

To Rebrand for Generation Xers, TV Land Ditches Nostalgia

The network swaps traditional comedies for edgier fare

Since it launched in 1996, TV Land has been the television version of comfort food, satisfying nostalgia-loving audiences with a mix of beloved reruns and, more recently, original sitcoms like…

Why This Weekend’s Real Must-See Series Is Not True Detective

Catastrophe is the premiere truly worth watching

After 15 months and thousands of memes, True Detective Season 2 finally premieres on Sunday. It would be nearly impossible for any show to live up to that level of…

Timothy Simons on How Veep's Political Fiascos Mirror Real-Life Scandals

And why he hits 'unfollow' on Twitter

Specs Age 36 Claim to fame Stars as Jonah Ryan on HBO's Veep (Season 4 finale airs June 14 at 9:30 p.m.) Base Los Angeles Twitter @timothycsimons What's the first information you consume in…

How Doug Ellin Turned Entourage Into the New Paragon of Product Placement

A seamless collaboration of brands and bros

For filmmaker Doug Ellin, who is as passionate about cars as he is movies, it was love at first sight. A few years ago, Ellin—creator of HBO's brilliant Hollywood send-up Entourage…

Multicultural Talent Is Surging on TV and Winning Mainstream Audiences

A long-awaited shift

Hardly anyone was more surprised than Dana Walden at the ratings surge Fox midseason entrant Empire enjoyed following its Jan. 7 debut. She expected a lift but not to the…

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