HBO and Israel’s YES to co-create new shows
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HBO and Israel’s YES to co-create new shows

US cable network and local satellite TV provider sign deal to produce Israeli comedies, dramas and documentaries

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The four women of HBO's 'Girls,' which just began its final season on YES (Courtesy YES)
The four women of HBO's 'Girls,' which just began its final season on YES (Courtesy YES)

American cable network HBO and Israeli satellite channel YES on Tuesday announced a collaboration in which the two content providers will work together to create new Israeli dramas, comedies and documentaries that will be screened on YES and HBO.

The two companies also renewed their longstanding licensing agreement, under which YES will continue to screen HBO films and series in Israel such as “Girls,” which just began its final season on February 13, “Veep,” “Silicon Valley,” “Falling Down” and others.

One of the newer HBO shows showing up on YES is “Big Little Lies,” an HBO limited series created by David Kelley, based on the book of the same name by Liane Moriarty and starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley as mothers of six-year-olds in a small town.

The show also features Laura Dern, Alexander Skarsgård, Adam Scott, James Tupper, and Zoë Kravitz, and will begin its Israeli season on February 20.

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The new collaborative agreement and license renewal all point to a flourishing relationship between the two companies, YES acquisitions manager Dana Stern said.

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