fice operates through unconsolidated joint ventures. Home Box Office had approximately 82 million international premium pay, basic tier television service and broadband-only subscribers at December 31, 2015, including subscribers through Home Box Office’s unconsolidated joint ventures. Home Box Office transferred the operation and certain contracts of an HBO-branded basic tier television service in India to Turner effective January 2015. The service, which had approximately 15.8 million subscribers at December 31, 2014, continues to use the HBO brand under Turner’s operation. HBO GO was available to HBO premium pay television subscribers in approximately 30 countries and territories at December 31, 2015, and Home Box Office plans to make HBO GO available to HBO premium pay television subscribers in additional countries and territories in 2016. Home Box Office generates revenues primarily from providing its programming to international affiliates. Home Box Office operates a direct-to-consumer streaming service in the Nordic region. In addition, in 2015, HBO Latin America launched streaming services distributed by third parties in Colombia and Mexico and announced plans to launch streaming services in other parts of Latin America and the Caribbean. In January 2016, Home Box Office also announced that it plans to launch in the fourth quarter of 2016 both a direct-to-consumer streaming service and a streaming service offered exclusively through a third-party distribution partner in Spain. Home Box Office expects to expand the distribution of streaming services to additional territories around the world. Home Entertainment and Content Licensing Home Box Office also generates revenues from the exploitation of its original programming through multiple other distribution outlets. Home Box Office sells its original programming in both physical and digital formats in the U.S. and various international regions through various digital storefronts and traditional retailers. Significant home entertainment releases in 2015 included Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourth Season, Silicon Valley: The Complete First Season, Veep: The Complete Third Season and Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Fifth Season and The Complete Series. In addition, Home Box Office also licenses some of its programming to the Amazon Prime SVOD service. Finally, Home Box Office has also licensed certain of its original programming, such as Sex and the City, as well as Everybody Loves Raymond, which was produced by Home Box Office but aired on broadcast television, to domestic basic cable networks and local television stations. Home Box Office licenses both individual programs and packages of programs to television networks and SVOD services in approximately 150 countries, including arrangements under which it licenses programming to television networks that are branded as the Home of HBO in countries, such as the U.K., Australia, France, Germany and Israel and as HBO Canada in Canada. In 2016, Home Box Office expanded its agreement with Sky Television, which provides Sky Atlantic exclusive rights to air HBO programming in Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy and the U.K. until 2020. In 2015, Home Box Office also entered into a long-term agreement with Bell Media to provide Bell Media the exclusive rights to distribute HBO programming across linear, on-demand and streaming platforms in Canadian territories in which Bell Media operates. Warner Bros. Warner Bros. consists principally of television, feature film, home video and videogame production and distribution. Warner Bros.’s businesses consist principally of the production, distribution and licensing of television programming and feature films and the distribution of home entertainment product in both physical and digital formats, as well as the production and distribution of videogames and consumer product and brand licensing. Warner Bros. is the producer of primetime television series for the U.S. broadcast networks for the 2015-2016 television season, producing approximately 30 series. Overall, Warner Bros. would produce approximately 60 television series in the U.S. for the 2015-2016 television se
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