Knowledge Identifier: &HBO
American premium cable and satellite television network that is owned by Time Warner, under the operating subsidiary Home Box Office Inc. HBO's programming consists primarily of theatrically released motion pictures and original television series, along with made-for-cable movies and documentaries, boxing matches and occasional stand-up comedy and concert specials
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Founded in 1974.
Countries: United States (66%), (11%), United Kingdom (9%)
Linked to: Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Paramount Pictures, Charter Communications
The Championships, Wimbledon - From 1975 to 1999, premium channel HBO carried weekday coverage of Wimbledon
Gone with the Wind (film) - The film received its world television premiere on the HBO cable network on June 11, 1976, and played on the channel for a total of fourteen times throughout the rest of the month
Elvis Costello - In 1977, he appeared in Jones' duet album "My Very Special Guests", contributing "Stranger in the House", which they later performed together on an HBO special dedicated to Jones
Showtime (TV channel) - On March 7, 1978, Showtime became a nationally distributed service after it was uplinked via satellite, turning it into a competitor with HBO and other pay cable networks
The logo became iconic due to what is perhaps the network's most famous program-opening sequence, "HBO in Space", used from October 20, 1981 until 1997, and produced by Liberty Studios of New York City in 1981 and debuted on the network later that year
Sam Kinison - It was not until his appearance on HBO's "Rodney Dangerfield's Ninth Annual Young Comedians Special" in the summer of 1984 that he became well known
Dennis Miller - He rose to fame as a cast member of "Saturday Night Live" in 1985, and subsequently hosted a string of his own talk shows on HBO, &CNBC and in syndication
Roseanne Barr - In 1986, she performed on "Late Night with David Letterman" and the following year had her own HBO special called "The Roseanne Barr Show", which earned her an American Comedy *award for the funniest female performer in a television special
Dennis Miller - In 1988, Miller released a stand-up comedy CD, "The Off-White Album", derived from an HBO special titled "Mr
In 1989, HBO compared programming against pay-television network Showtime, with the slogan "Nobody Brings it Home Like HBO", using the Tina Turner single "The Best"
Dennis Miller - Beginning in 1994, Miller hosted "Dennis Miller Live", a half-hour talk show on HBO
Dan Rowan - Rowan was portrayed by Jonathan Whittaker in the 1995 HBO movie "Sugartime" as a purported rival of gangster Sam Giancana for the love of Phyllis McGuire of the McGuire Sisters vocal trio
Patton Oswalt - After writing for "MADtv" and starring in his own 1996 comedy special for HBO, he went on to garner notable roles in films and television shows
Dennis Miller - He was the host of HBO's 1996 series of election specials, "Not Necessarily the Election"
The Sopranos - In December 1997, HBO decided to produce the series and ordered 12 more episodes for a 13-episode season
American Black Film Festival - In 1998, & HBO established the HBO Short Film Award to be presented at the ABFF to honor works in the genre of short film
Mirjana Jokovic - In 2003 she played in "Romeo and Juliet", directed by Emily Mann, at the McCarter Theater and made the film "A Better Way to Die" directed by Scott Wiper for HBO
Roger Guenveur Smith - In 2003, Smith had a starring role in the Steven Soderbergh/George Clooney TV series "K-Street" on HBO
Ultimate Fighting Championship - The telecast peaked with 8,8 million viewers tuning into the fight with an average audience of 5,7 million, making it by far the most watched MMA event of all-time and the most watched combat sports event since 2003's HBO bout between Lennox Lewis and Vitaly Klitschko
During the '80s decade, HBO had broadcasted films from Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures and Orion Pictures; as of February 2013, rival premium channel Starz has an exclusive deal with Sony
The Sopranos - Nielsen ratings for the show's first four seasons are not entirely accurate, however, as prior to January 2004 Nielsen reported aggregate numbers for cable networks, meaning people watching other HBO channels than the main one, on which "The Sopranos" aired, would be included in the ratings estimates
David Schwimmer - In March 2004, Schwimmer appeared as himself on HBO's comedy series "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
Boardwalk Empire - Taking these broadcasts into account, a total of 7,1 million Americans viewed the episode on the night of its original broadcast, and is the highest rated premiere for an HBO series since the pilot of "Deadwood" in March 2004
The New Republic - In the pilot episode of the HBO series "Entourage," which first aired on July 18, 2004, Ari Gold asks Eric Murphy: "Do you read "The New Republic"- Well, I do, and it says that you don't know what the fuck you're talking about
Roseanne Barr - Roseanne's return to the stage culminated in an & HBO Comedy Special "Roseanne Barr: Blonde N Bitchin"', which aired November 4, 2006, on HBO
TalkTalk Plus TV - On 13 February 2007, HBO announced its new VOD service was to become available on Tiscali TV.
Showtime (TV channel) - In 2008, Showtime acquired "Inside the NFL", the longest-running program in the history of HBO, from that network after it had cancelled the seasonal analysis and interview program in February of that year; "Inside the NFL" moved to Showtime that September
FX (TV channel) - In 2008, the channel launched a new branding campaign built around the theme "There Is No Box", which was influenced by the phrase "outside the box" and refers to how the channel's programming goes beyond the box concept, as well as a pun on the channel competing against premium channels such as HBO, with its original programming
AMC (TV channel) - The establishment of "Mad Men", followed by that of "Breaking Bad" in 2008, has given AMC a reputation on par with premium cable networks HBO and Showtime, both of which rejected "Mad Men" before it came to AMC.
TVNorge - TVNorge launched Norway's first High Definition simulcast on their main channel on 3 October 2008, and starting 2009 TVNorge will be broadcasting own productions in HD. The first episodes shown in HD was the HBO series Rome, and the channel has included several other imported series like "
Doogtoons - In November 2008, "Eli's Dirty Jokes" was picked up by HBO for exclusive episodes to be broadcast on their Cinemax cable TV network
Danny McBride (actor) - On April 8, 2009, HBO announced it had renewed the series for a second season
Screen on the Green (Washington, D.C.) - On May 12, 2009, HBO announced that it was cancelling its sponsorship of Screen on the Green, and the future of the popular outdoor movie series was in doubt while another sponsor was sought
Screen on the Green (Washington, D.C.) - A massive e-mail campaign was launched to find new sponsors, and on June 10, 2009, Comcast and the Trust for the National Mall announced they would join forces with Time Warner's HBO to bring back Screen on the Green to the National Mall in the summer of 2009
City University Film Festival - CUFF 09 was judged by several CUNY film Professors and Greg Rhem of HBO. For CUFF 2010 judging, a panel of 20 CUNY film professors was convened
Claire Danes - In 2010, Danes starred in the HBO production of "Temple Grandin", a biopic about the eponymous woman with autism
Michael Stuhlbarg - Since 2010, he has appeared as organized crime boss Arnold Rothstein in the HBO series "Boardwalk Empire"
Beth Winslet - The documentary was generally released on 24 September 2010, after airing on HBO in April of the same year
Lars Ulrich - He made his acting debut in the HBO original film "Hemingway & Gellhorn", which began filming in March 2011 and was released on May 28, 2012
Érik Morales - On April 9, 2011, the MGM Grand Garden Arena hosted HBO Pay Per View's "Action Heroes
Liam Cunningham (actor) - In 2012, Cunningham joined the main cast for the second season of HBO's acclaimed, *award-winning series "Game of Thrones", portraying former smuggler Davos Seaworth
George R. R. Martin - The second season of ten episodes, based on the second Ice and Fire novel "A Clash of Kings", began airing on HBO in the U. S. April 1, 2012; the second season was nominated for twelve Emmy Awards, including another Supporting Actor nomination for Dinklage
Boardwalk Empire - On October 2, 2012, HBO announced that the series was renewed for a fourth season, which premiered on September 8, 2013
Larry David - David co-wrote and starred in the 2013 HBO television film "Clear History"
Fareed Zakaria - In 2013 he became one of the producers for the HBO series "Vice", serving as a consultant
David Milch - In July of 2013 HBO announced at the Television Critics Association Press Tour that Milch was developing a new series for the cable network tentatively titled "The Money"
Kathryn Hahn - She played a recurring role on the HBO show "Girls", Edie Fitzgerald in the 2013 comedy film "We're the Millers", and Rachel in "Afternoon Delight" in 2013 directed by Jill Soloway
Naseem Hamed - Sky Sports 2013 Despite the poor preparation for the fight, he admitted complacency had set in and that he never envisaged getting beaten, and added the multi million dollar offer from HBO was a motivating factor for taking the fight
Ryan Murphy (writer) - In April 2013, it was announced that HBO has given a pilot order for Murphy's new sexuality drama "Open", which is set to start filming in Fall 2013
Guillermo del Toro - On April 24, 2013, it was announced that del Toro is currently collaborating with HBO to create a live-action pilot based on the Naoki Urasawa manga series "Monster"
Justin Theroux - In June 2013, it was announced that he would be the lead character in HBO's TV Pilot "The Leftovers"
Soledad O'Brien - It was announced June 12, 2013 that O'Brien is joining HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" sports newsmagazine
David Milch - In July 2013 HBO announced at the Television Critics Association Press Tour that Milch was developing a new series for the cable network tentatively titled "The Money"
Murray Bartlett - Bartlett will be a regular on "Looking", which will air on HBO in 2014
Aaron Sorkin - HBO officially announced on January 13, 2014 that "The Newsroom" had been renewed for a third and final season
The deal was finalized in June 2018; AT&T subsequently renamed Time Warner WarnerMedia
On February 28, 2019, Plepler stepped down from his position as CEO. According to a report from "The New York Times", "Mr