HBO’s Game of Thrones has been sold to HBO, marking the first time the popular fantasy series has been produced on cable.
The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, which added that HBO has signed a deal with the streaming service for HBO NOW, which will launch in early 2018.
This marks HBO’s first major acquisition since it acquired The Simpsons for $3.1 billion in 2015.
It is also the first major network acquisition for HBO in the cable streaming world.
HBO NOW is the second major acquisition in the streaming space for HBO, following the purchase of AMC Networks.
The network also recently bought the popular drama series Homeland, which is being produced by David Fincher.
The move follows a deal last year with the Walt Disney Company that saw the network become the exclusive home of the animated feature film Finding Nemo.
The new acquisition, which also includes AMC Networks and Netflix, will be a key part of HBO’s strategy moving forward, as it will help it expand its portfolio of programming, including original series and films.