Spotify in negotiations with HBO to launch TV service – Rumour

Spotify is reportedly in talks with US cable firm HBO to offering TV programmes in Scandinavian countries, suggesting that the firm is planning to evolve its music streaming service to include online video. According to Danish tech site Beep, which is owned by local broadcaster TV2, Spotify is in negotiations to stream content from HBO’s new Nordic channel in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. Spotify is not denying the rumours outright, which are just the latest to emerge over Spotify’s potential to evolve its music streaming service to include TV, while HBO Nordic is yet to comment. The speculation follows reports that the firm’s losses continue to mount as it attempts to mature its long-term business model and hit profitability.