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HBO is going to pull its shows from Amazon Prime Video in the US. The broadcaster has announced it won't renew its current licensing deal with Amazon when the agreement expires around the middle of next year.

The broadcaster is responsible for some of the biggest shows of recent years, including 'The Sopranos' and 'The Wire'.

Speaking to investors, HBO CEO Richard Plepler said the firm would instead focus its efforts on its own streaming service, HBO Now.

"I don't think you'll see us extend or expand our library programming on Amazon beyond the end of next year," Plepler said.

HBO Now launched in 2015. For $14.99 a month, viewers can enjoy HBO's shows (including 'Game of Thrones') without the need for a cable package.

Viewers can watch shows live or on-demand.

In the UK, Amazon Prime Video doesn't offer HBO's shows. Instead, Sky shows HBO fare like 'Game of Thrones', 'Veep' and 'Silicon Valley'. The on-demand rights to 'Game of Thrones' switch quite frequently, so you'll have to investigate which streaming service has them when you want to watch.

Source: Variety

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