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HBO (Home Box Office) is an American premium cable television network, owned by Time Warner, under the operating subsidiary Home Box Office Inc. As of January 2012, HBO’s programming reaches 29 million subscribers in the United States, making it the second largest premium network in the United States (Encore’s programming reaches 33.2 million subscribers as of March 2012). In addition to its U.S. subscriber base, HBO also broadcasts in at least 151 countries worldwide.
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Time Warner and Cablevision Now Provide HBO GO

Time Warner and Cablevision Now Provide HBO GO

I find this incredibly interesting.  Time Warner owns HBO.  And yet, only now has Time Warner Cable decided to provide HBO GO.  Ah, details–Time Warner Cable doesn't have anything to do with the huge Time Warner media corporation anymore and that's why when Time Warner …

HBO GO Another Maverick Success Story In Streaming

HBO GO Another Maverick Success Story In Streaming

Some people may view the mobile and online app HBO GO as a good idea with limited appeal, which is fair, since not everyone can use it, even those who currently subscribe to HBO.  Some wish they could buy the app without needing a cable …

Netflix To Take A Loss In 2012, Which Should Be Good For Consumers

Netflix To Take A Loss In 2012, Which Should Be Good For Consumers

Wow, when it rains, it pours. After showing some seriously strong growth for years, Netflix, faltered with some bad business choices. They chased off hundreds of thousands of loyal customers, offered a flat, self-serving apology and lost a major chunk of their content. The culmination …

Starz After Netflix To Become TV Everywhere Option

Starz After Netflix To Become TV Everywhere Option

As we all know by now, Starz and Netflix fell out and contract negotiations halted without a deal. Now, we know why as Starz has announced that they are working on their own TV everywhere authenticated product that will stream their content to any connected …

Google TV Gets Massive Overhaul, Streamlined UI, More Content

Google TV Gets Massive Overhaul, Streamlined UI, More Content

It's been quiet for some time in the Google TV camp, however, yesterday they released the all new, fully updated version of the interface. In a blog post at the Google TV site they talked about all the new changes and features and what it means …

The Roku LT Box With 720p, $50 Price Tag, Announces HBO Go

The Roku LT Box With 720p, $50 Price Tag, Announces HBO Go

Roku just made two announcements today, the new Roku LT which is $10 cheaper than the Roku 2 HD, yet also offers 720p like that model. It seems more like a muddling of the market on their part than an actual addition to their lineup. …

What Hollywood’s Experiments With Online Streaming Movies Means For The Future

What Hollywoods Experiments With Online Streaming Movies Means For The Future

While everyone in the media been debating the many juicy storylines in online streaming services–such as the Netflix price hike and their new content licensing deals, or Hulu's possible sale to Google or other suitors and new ad formats like Ad Swap–and what these stories …

Major Microsoft Xbox TV Deals Imminent, But Still Will Need Something Unique

Major Microsoft Xbox TV Deals Imminent, But Still Will Need Something Unique

Bloomberg wrote up some thoughts on where it looks like the new Microsoft Xbox TV initiative is headed and I have to admit, I like what it looks like. Basically, it could position the Xbox 360 as the single piece of tech you need for …

Ken Burns Documentary “Prohibition” To Debut On Apple Devices Before PBS Premiere

Ken Burns Documentary Prohibition To Debut On Apple Devices Before PBS Premiere

Ken Burns has been PBS' go-to documentary director since he unleashed the documentary mini-series Baseball way back in 1994.  Since then he's made similar series on jazz, national parks, and World War II.  So Burns is a name in which people are familiar, but that …

Cable Companies Lose Customers To Online Video, But Cord Cutting Still A Long Way Off

Cable Companies Lose Customers To Online Video, But Cord Cutting Still A Long Way Off

Some reports say cord-cutting is a myth. Having recently moved into a place and assessed my options, I would agree, because the pay TV companies are keeping consumers hostage thanks to licenses with major sports leagues and premium channels like HBO. For example, the only …

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