Sky and HBO are on the verge of a new output deal that would give the paycaster continued access to HBO’s new production and content library.
It also ensures the future of the Sky Atlantic channel in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy following fears talks over a content extension were floundering.
An announcement could come as soon as Wednesday.
It’s anticipated there will also be details on how the Comcast-owned platform will work with WarnerMedia’s new streaming service HBO Max. At this stage it is not known whether this would include direct access to some of the service’s original productions or carriage of HBO Max itself.
The 2017 production deal between HBO and Sky resulted in Chernobyl, the critically acclaimed nuclear drama, that gave HBO its highest-ever audience.
Sky Atlantic launched in the UK in 2011 and throughout that time has been exclusive to the DTH platform and streaming service NOW TV.