The Newsroom: The Complete First Season will be released to own and watch instantly through blinkbox from 15 October 2012.
blinkbox will be the first place in the UK for HBO fans to buy and own all ten episodes of the outstanding drama 30 days after initial broadcast on Sky Atlantic and months ahead of the DVD and Blu-ray release.
The critically acclaimed, intellectual drama series has seen celebrities taking to Twitter in praise with Justin Timberlake saying: “HBO’s “The Newsroom” is so well crafted… Aaron Sorkin’s characters are smart, neurotic, and so fun to watch. Genius moments.”
The Newsroom asks whether it’s possible to produce a good TV news show and make it popular at the same time. That’s the question facing volatile cable-news anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and the ideological staff that have just been foisted upon him in Season 1 of this HBO drama series from Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network). Overcoming a tumultuous first day together, the acerbic ACN Network anchor, new executive producer MacKenzie (Emily Mortimer), their newsroom staff (John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel), and news-division boss Charlie (Sam Waterston) set out on a patriotic if quixotic mission to ‘do the news well’ in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles, and their own personal entanglements.
Already known as the place to watch the latest releases without subscription, blinkbox offers a broad range of premium HBO series including all four seasons of smash hit supernatural drama True BloodSM and the acclaimed blockbuster mini-series Band of BrothersSM and The PacificSM. As with all blinkbox titles, these HBO shows can be viewed on PC, Mac, Smart devices (TV, Blu-Ray players, Set Top boxes), iPad, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Colin Smith, Director, International Digital Distribution for HBO, said: “We are thrilled to be able to offer The Newsroom to our UK fans familiar with the great work of writer Aaron Sorkin, and to introduce it to a wider audience also. Easily accessible via blinkbox, either by episode or the entire first season, this is another step in our ongoing strategy to make HBO’s innovative, critically acclaimed programming available to all viewers in a variety of formats so they can immerse themselves in their favourite shows whenever, wherever.”
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