Time Warner Cable recently announced the upcoming launch of HBO’s online video offerings, HBO GO and MAX GO. The companies will run a short beta trial and then the service is expected to launch to all Time Warner Cable viewers who subscribe to HBO in January. Time Warner Cable customers who subscribe to HBO or Cinemax will have free, unlimited access to the corresponding online services 24 hours on any computer within the U.S. with a broadband connection, as well as a host of other devices, including the Apple’s iPad.
"HBO GO has been popular with our subscribers," said Eric Kessler, co-President of HBO. "We are happy that Time Warner Cable customers will be able to enjoy this great service which provides streaming of HBO's programming library."
”We are pleased to have completed an agreement that is good for our patrons,” said Susan Weinstein, Group Vice President, Content Acquisition for Time Warner Cable. “HBO and Cinemax offer unique and exciting programming for our customers, and soon they will be able to access it both anytime and anywhere within the country.”
HBO GO, which has more than 1,400 titles online, allows Time Warner Cable’s HBO customers to instantly watch every episode of every season of any HBO shows including current series like Game of Thrones, True Blood, and Boardwalk Empire, classics like The Sopranos, and Sex and the City, including original films, miniseries, sports, documentaries, and specials as well as a broad selection of blockbuster theatricals.
With coming online services, Time Warner Cable customers get most new titles simultaneously with their premiere on the TV networks; the ability to create a watchlist that keeps track of bookmarked content for later viewing; additional content that includes interviews, recaps, and behind-the-scenes extras; and customizable views showing titles in slideshow, grid or list format.
In addition to the service, HBO GO can be personalized through a capability which automatically alerts customers to new episodes of favorite HBO programs when they arrive on the new service.
HBO GO and MAX GO are the newest additions to HBO’s digital offerings. On both services, most TV programming is available in high definition.
Once launched next month, to access online, Time Warner Cable’s HBO and Cinemax subscribers can go to HBO’s website. Subscribers can then sign in with their Time Warner Cable user credentials, make their viewing selection and begin watching great shows.