Amazon Prime subscribers will gain access to some HBO programs at no extra cost under a deal between the two companies. The content will reside in a special section of Amazon Prime called the HBO Collection, and include shows such as "The Sopranos" and "Six Feet Under."
Sue Naegle, the co-head of the TV department at talent agency UTA, is emerging as the leading contender to replace Carolyn Strauss as president of entertainment at HBO. Naegle, who started out in UTA's mailroom in 1992 and became a partner in 1999, has worked with HBO on a number of shows, including the hit "Six Feet Under."
HBO launched a trial with SK Telecom in Korea that will give wireless customers on-demand access to the channel's programming, including "Six Feet Under" and "Sex and the City." HBO has similar deals with Cingular Wireless in the U.S. and Vodafone in Europe.
Pay-cable powerhouse HBO wants to take control of Monday nights in the way it dominated Sunday night primetime with "The Sopranos" and "Sex and the City." HBO will move the fifth and final season of "Six Feet Under" to Mondays -- a move that critics say indicates HBO has surrendered the fight for Sundays to ABC's "Desperate Housewives."
HBO could revive the floundering reality genre with its "Project Greenlight" show, a series that chronicles the life of a first-time filmmaker trying to make it big in Hollywood, writes Ed Martin of Cable Today. Martin says Greenlight, along with HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Six Feet Under," could raise the bar for unscripted entertainment.