6 January 2013 9:43 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Universal Pictures has renewed its domestic output deal with HBO, which will keep the studio's movies -- as well as those from Focus Features -- coming to the premium cable service for several more years. Universal's relationship with HBO dates back to 2003. Its premium cable competitors have had an uneven track record on output deals. Netfix recently poached Disney from Starz; the studio's films will come to the streaming service in 2016. And Showtime largely got out of the output business, prefering to focus on original content instead. The renewal of the agreement, which extends into the next decade, was announced

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