HBO Signs Exclusive Deal With Universal

HBO made a deal with Universal Pictures extending the pay cabler's contract for exclusive rights to Universal's and Focus Feature's films for the next 10 years, winning a "battle in the over-the-top content wars," writes Ingrid Lunden. The move is essentially "a riposte to the exclusive deal Netflix announced with Disney in December.... which propelled Netflix into the content big leagues." Meanwhile, "HBO also has exclusive deals with Fox, Warner Bros, and Summit."

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