HOME TELECOM LAUNCHES LATEST ONLINE OFFERINGS FROM HBO®, HBO GO® AND MAX GO®
–More Than 1,700 Titles Now Available Online to Nearly 1,200 Customers Who Subscribe to HBO, WithOver 400 Additional Titles Available to Cinemax® Subscribers –
MARCH 21, 2013 – Home Telecom today announced the launch of HBO’s authenticated online videodestinations, HBO GO® and MAX GO®. Nearly 1,200 customers who subscribe to HBO and/or Cinemaxwill now have free, unlimited access to the corresponding new online services at any time, on anycomputer in the U.S. with a high-speed Internet connection as well as iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch® andselect Android™ devices. HBO subscribers can enjoy even more ways to watch on Xbox 360®, SamsungSmart TVs™, Roku® and Kindle Fire.
"We are excited to offer this versatile service enabling subscribers to maximize their HBO andCinemax entertainment across multiple devices, whether at home or on the move,” said Will Helmly,President and Chief Operating Officer of Home Telecom. “It’s another example of how we help ourcustomers ‘LIVE LIFE AHEAD’,” commented Helmly.
HBO GO, which offers more than 1,700 titles online, allows Home Telecom’s authenticated HBOcustomers to instantly watch every episode from every season of the best HBO shows including currentseries like Game of Thrones®, True Blood® and Boardwalk Empire®, classics like The Sopranos®, Sex andthe City® and Deadwood®, plus HBO original films, miniseries, sports, documentaries and specials as wellas a wide selection of blockbuster theatricals.
HBO’s sister service, MAX GO, adds more than 400 titles of Cinemax programming online,providing instant access to hundreds of Hollywood hit movies, indies, cult favorites, the MAX After Darkseries as well as new and exclusive, primetime high-impact drama series like Strike Back®, specificallycreated for the channel.
With the online services, Home Telecom customers receive most new titles simultaneously withtheir premiere on the networks; the ability to create a “Watchlist” that keeps track of bookmarkedcontent for later viewing; bonus content including interviews, recaps, and behind-the-scenes extras; andcustomizable views showing titles in slideshow, grid or list format. In addition, HBO GO can bepersonalized through a “Series Pass®” capability which automatically alerts viewers to new episodes offavorite HBO programs when they arrive on the service.
HBO GO and MAX GO are the latest additions to HBO’s digital offerings and a perfectcomplement to HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand® with even more viewing choices. On bothservices, most programming is available in high definition.
To access online, Home Telecom’s HBO and Cinemax subscribers can go to HBOGO.com andMAXGO.com. Subscribers can then register or sign in with their Home Telecom user ID and password,make their viewing selection and begin watching.
About Home Telecom
Home Telecom is an independent telecommunications company based in Moncks Corner, SouthCarolina, employing 166 telecommunications professionals and serving over 20,000 customers acrossa large portion of the South Carolina Lowcountry – Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties. Asan integrated communications provider driven by an all-digital central office and utilizing a variety oftechnologies, most notably Fiber-to-the-Premise, Home Telecom delivers Telephone, Video, HighSpeed Internet, Security and Wireless services.
HBO GO® and MAX GO® are only accessible in the US where a high speed broadband connection is available. Minimumconnection of 3 Mbps is required for HD viewing. Select titles not available in HD. Minimum 3G connection is requiredfor viewing on mobile devices. Some restrictions may apply. ©2012 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. HBO ®,Cinemax® and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc.
iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch® are trademarks of Apple Inc.
AndroidTM is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions.
Samsung is a registered trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. HBO GO is not compatible with all models of Samsung ® SmartTVs.
Roku and the Roku logo are trademarks of Roku Inc. in the United States and other countries.
For Xbox 360® users, an Xbox LIVE® Gold subscription and HBO subscription through participating TV providers, are required.
Gina Austin, Home Telecom, 843-761-9178, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Young, HBO Corporate Affairs, 212-512-5948, email@example.com