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HBO GO expands to 1400 titles, still doesn't check if you subscribe

Ben Drawbaugh

Although it still isn't very interesting to surround sound snobs, HBO GO is streaming more content then ever into your home. And by your home, we mean those who happen to subscribe to Comcast, Cox, FiOS or AT&T U-Verse -- oddly, Time Warner cable isn't listed, sure they aren't the same company anymore, but still. Now according to the release, the number of offerings is up to 1400 movies, shows and documentaries and it requires that you actually subscribe to HBO. What is odd is that just like the first time we tried it, we are able to watch all the programming via any internet connection using our provider user ID even though we haven't subscribed to HBO in years. We're still wondering, with you, how long it'll be until we can subscribe to this without actually paying for the rest of cable TV, but for now at least, it is the status quo.

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New York, N.Y. – Home Box Office announced today that it has expanded its authenticated online video destination, HBO GO®, bringing more than 1400 titles to HBO subscribers. With the new content model, HBO GO now gives online viewers immediate access to virtually all of HBO's programming inventory. HBO subscribers can instantly watch every episode of classics like The Sopranos, Sex and the City and Deadwood and current award–winning series like Boardwalk Empire, Entourage and True Blood as well as blockbuster theatricals – where they want, when they want.

"HBO GO is the most robust collection of high quality, exclusive online content," said Eric Kessler, co–President, HBO. "The combination of HBO's linear channels, HBO On Demand and now the expanded HBO GO gives our subscribers an unmatched value proposition."

HBO GO is the latest addition to HBO's digital offerings and a perfect complement to HBO On Demand®, with even more viewing choices. HBO GO offers HBO's acclaimed original series, HBO Films, HBO Miniseries, HBO Documentary Films, HBO Sports, comedies, late night programming and the largest selection of recent blockbuster movies in both standard and high definition. With content updated continuously, HBO GO allows consumers to instantly watch their favorite programs from a PC or MAC computer via a browser–based application. In addition, the service includes exclusive and bonus materials, soundtrack and cast information.

HBO GO can be accessed from any U.S. location with a broadband connection. Subscribers can personalize HBO GO through the "Series Pass" capability, which automatically alerts viewers to new episodes of preferred programs when they arrive on the service. When browsing, subscribers can also bookmark content for later viewing by adding it to their "Watchlist" or restrict content with easy to use parental controls.

The expanded model is now available, at no extra cost, to Comcast XFINITY TV, Verizon FiOS, Cox Advanced TV and AT&T U–Verse customers who subscribe to HBO.

Home Box Office, Inc. is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner Inc., providing two 24–hour pay television services – HBO® and Cinemax® – to approximately 41 million U.S. subscribers. The services offer the most popular subscription video–on–demand products, HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On DemandSM as well as HBO GO® and MAX GO®, HD feeds and multiplex channels. Internationally, HBO branded television networks, along with the subscription video–on– demand products HBO On Demand and HBO Mobile®, bring HBO services to over 60 countries. HBO programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide.

HBO GO® is only accessible in the US where a high speed broadband connection is available. Minimum connection of 3 Mbps required for HD viewing. Select titles not available in HD. ©2011 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. HBO® and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc.

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