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Turner International plans to launch HBO HD across India in April after it was given regulatory approval to rebrand its existing HBO Hits channel.

HBO Hits, launched in partnership between the US broadcaster and Eros International in 2013, was a sister channel to the now discontinued HBO Defined.

The end of HBO’s partnership with Eros opened the way for 21st Century Fox-owned broadcaster Star India to secure the exclusive local rights to Game of Thrones, True Detective and other HBO-produced hit TV shows.

These, along with Silicon Valley, Veep and Leftovers began airing on Star India from January 2016, replacing HBO Defined.

Ahead of HBO HD’s arrival on India’s direct-to-home (DTH) and cable pay-TV networks, the HBO mobile app will be introduced to the country in March. The app will provide channel schedules, a reminder feature, previews of upcoming premieres and a Hollywood quiz.