HBO Netherlands

HBO Nederland (Home Box Office) was a Dutch premium television network, owned by a joint venture between HBO and the largest cable television operator in the Netherlands, Ziggo. It launched on 9 February 2012.[1] HBO Nederland offered three television channels, available in HD and SD, video-on-demand services and HBO GO. The programming consisted of HBO's own productions, TV series, documentaries and films from Warner Bros.[2]

HBO Nederland
Launched9 February 2012 (2012-02-09)
Closed31 December 2016 (2016-12-31)
Owned byTime Warner (HBO)
Liberty Global (Ziggo)
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
SloganIt's HBO
LanguageEnglish with Dutch subtitles
Broadcast areaNetherlands

HBO Netherlands closed on 31 December 2016. Cable company Ziggo has acquired the broadcasting licenses of HBO content for the Dutch market.[3]


  • HBO: Main flagship channel with television premieres
  • HBO 2: Second channel with a focus on drama and comedy
  • HBO 3: Third channel with a focus on action and thriller
  • HBO On Demand
  • HBO GO

See also


  1. van Soest, Thijs (16 January 2012). "Drie betaalzenders van HBO vanaf februari bij Ziggo". de Volkskrant. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  2. Briel, Robert. "Briel on: HBO launches in the Netherlands". Broadband TV News. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  3. Robert Briel (28 September 2016). "HBO Netherlands pulls the plug, Ziggo gets the programmes".
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