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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 add

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Founded in 1974.

Countries: United States (66%), (11%), United Kingdom (9%)

Main connections: Game of Thrones, Time Warner, Deadwood (TV series)

Linked to: Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Paramount Pictures, Charter Communications




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Due to HBO's initial limited area of availability, HBO's future looked dim until the Time-Life board in 1974 approved plans for HBO to beginning transmitting via satellite add something


Also in 1975, HBO began airing coverage of Wimbledon and did so until 1999 add something


In 1975, it began using an uppercase 'HBO' with a circle inside the 'O'; however for the first few years, the logo featured the 'O' cutting into the 'B' add something


In 1975, the "Thrilla in Manila" boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier aired on HBO and was the first program on the pay-cable network to air via satellite add something


The Championships, Wimbledon - From 1975 to 1999, premium channel HBO carried weekday coverage of Wimbledon


On September 30, 1975, HBO became the first television network to continuously deliver its signal via satellite, when it broadcast the "Thrilla in Manila" boxing-match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier add something


HBO switched its domestic satellite transmissions from Westar 1 to Satcom 1 in February 1976 and by 1977 was joined by Ted Turner's Atlanta superstation WTCG-TV and Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network , laying the foundation for satellite delivery in the modern cable television industry add something


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


In 1977, HBO launched "Inside the NFL", the channel's longest-running program, but cancelled it in February 2008, with rival pay TV network Showtime picking up the series starting in September 2008 add something


Since 1977, HBO has produced original programming, which includes dramas and comedies in addition to its slate of theatrical films add something


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


HBO became involved in several legal suits during the 1980s; these involved cable systems and legal statutes imposed by state and city laws that would have censored some programming on HBO and other pay-TV networks add something


The logo was modified in 1980 when HBO started using the version of the logo with the 'B' and the 'O' still attached to each other but with the 'O' no longer intercutting the 'B' add something


On August 1, 1980, HBO launched a companion network, Cinemax, a movie-based pay service created as HBO's answer to The Movie Channel; in its early years, Cinemax carried music specials and some limited original programming such as "Second City Television" and "Max Headroom", in addition to movies, but the network has since become known among its subscribers for airing softcore adult films and series during the late night hours, though it began producing original action series in August 2011 add something


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 add something


The network began broadcasting a 24-hour weekend schedule in September 1981, the 24-hour schedule expanded to weekdays on three months later of December 28, 1981 add something


In 1983, HBO's first original movie and the first made-for-pay-TV movie "The Terry Fox Story" premiered add something


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


Comic Relief USA - He worked with HBO executive Chris Albrecht to found the US version in 1986


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


In January 1986, HBO became the first satellite network to encrypt its signal from unauthorized viewing by way of the Videocipher II System add something


Festival - Festival, like HBO, showed free previews in-between programs, such as the October 30-November 2, 1987 preview hosted by Tony Randall add something


In 1987, HBO launched a short-lived channel called "Festival" add something


Showtime (TV channel) - On July 15, 1987, HBO signed a five-year deal with Paramount Pictures to broadcast 85 of their films released from May 1988 onward


But only a few cable systems carried Festival and the channel went dark in 1988 add something


Festival suffered from the fact that only a few cable providers carried the channel, it shut down in late 1988 add something


"Festival" program guide 1988 In 1988, HBO's userbase expanded greatly on account of the Writers Guild of America going on strike; HBO had new programming while standard television channels could only broadcast reruns add something


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" add something


When Time Inc. merged with Warner Communications in 1989, HBO became part of Time Warner add something


The Movie Channel - Ironically, Warner-Amex co-owner Warner Communications would eventually acquire rivals HBO and Cinemax, when the company merged with Time Inc. in 1989 to form Time Warner


On January 2, 1989, HBO launched "Selecciones en Español de HBO y Cinemax" , which was created as an alternate Spanish-language feed of HBO and Cinemax add something


In 1990, HBO launched HBO Independent Productions, a production company that produced mainly sitcoms for broadcast and basic cable television, including "Martin", "Roc" and "Everybody Loves Raymond" add something


The original programs that HBO has developed since the early 1990s, has earned the channel numerous Emmy awards add something


"The Larry Sanders Show" was ranked by various critics and fans as one of the best TV comedies of the 1990s add something


Medstar Television - In 1990, Medstar began to produce programming for cable television including the Discovery Channel, HBO and TLC


Sam Kinison - In the early 1990s Stern, who purchased the movie rights to Kinison's biography, reported that HBO would make "Brother Sam" with Kinison being played by Dan Fogler


In 1991, HBO and Cinemax became the first premium services to offer multiplexed channels to cable customers, with the launch of HBO2 and Cinemax 2 on three cable systems in Wisconsin, Kansas and Texas add something


In 1991, HBO and Cinemax became the first premium services to offer multiplexed services to cable customers as companions to the main network, offering multiplex services of HBO and Cinemax to three cable systems in Overland Park, Kansas, Richardson and Plano, Texas, and Racine, Wisconsin operated by TeleCable add something


Since 1991, HBO has overseen a number of partnerships that operate HBO-branded programming-networks around the globe add something


Showtime (TV channel) - In 1991, HBO and Cinemax debuted the first premium television multiplex service in the United States, Showtime soon followed with the testing of its secondary service, Showtime 2, on October 1 of that year on two systems operated by TeleCable


HBO2 was launched as a multiplex channel in 1992, launching on these three systems add something


Kristen Wilson (actress) - Kristen made her film debut in the 1992 film "Prototype" and later landed a supporting role in "Who's the Man-" In 1995 Kristen moved to New York where she starred in the HBO TV movie "Tyson" as actress Robin Givens


In 1993, HBO became the world's first digitally transmitted television service add something


Selecciones en Español was renamed HBO en Español on September 27, 1993 add something


Dennis Miller - Beginning in 1994, Miller hosted "Dennis Miller Live", a half-hour talk show on HBO


In 1995, HBO3 was launched, and a year later HBO Family was launched, becoming the first family-oriented multiplex service of a premium channel add something


James Douglas (boxer) - In 1995, HBO aired "Tyson", a television movie based upon the life of Mike Tyson


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


HBO launched "Boxing After Dark" in 1996, showcasing some of boxing's newest talents add something


HBO operated another film-division called HBO Showcase, which ceased in 1996 to become HBO NYC Productions add something


In 1996, HBO re-entered the family premium channel arena with HBO Family, a channel similar to Festival add something


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"


Beginning the 1997 launch of its first one-hour dramatic narrative series "Oz", HBO started a trend that became commonplace with premium cable providers add something


Between 1997 and 1998 HBO used several "Feature Presentation" opens which showed the HBO logo in different situations, such as a fish in water, a celebrity in a limo, a large HBO logo chasing a man, and on the rooftop of a building add something


The Sopranos - After a pilot of the series was ordered in 1997, the series premiered on the premium cable network HBO in the United States on January 10, 1999, and ended its original run of six seasons and 86 episodes on June 10, 2007


John Quincy Adams - He was portrayed by Anthony Hopkins in the 1997 film "Amistad", and again by Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Steven Hinkle in the 2008 & HBO television miniseries "John Adams"; the HBO series received criticism for needless historical and temporal distortions in its portrayal


Spawn (comics) - " Spawn was adapted into a 1997 feature film, an HBO animated series lasting from 1997 until 1999, and a series of action figures whose high level of detail made McFarlane Toys known in the toy industry


The Sopranos - In December 1997, HBO decided to produce the series and ordered 12 more episodes for a 13-episode season


The HBO Multiplex became collectively known under the name "HBO The Works" for several years starting in 1998, while the Cinemax channels became known as "MultiMax" add something


The next HBO "Feature Presentation" bumper used from 1998 until April 1, 2011, used CGI graphics add something


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


In April 1998 the HBO multiplex channels became collectively known as "HBO The Works", and the Cinemax channels became known as "MultiMax" add something


Although critically acclaimed, it was not until "The Sopranos" premiered in 1999, that the network achieved both critical mass and Emmy success add something


HBO operates HBO Films, established in 1999 as a reconfiguration and consolidation of its former movie divisions, HBO NYC Productions and HBO Pictures add something


In 1999, HBO became the first U.S. cable channel to broadcast a high-definition simulcast channel add something


The Sopranos - The show premiered on HBO on January 10, 1999 with the pilot episode


HBO HD is available on Cox Communications, DirecTV, Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable, Dish Network, Comcast, AT&T U-verse, Optimum, Verizon FiOS and several other major cable providers, although few providers offer all seven multiplex channels in HD. The main channel first began broadcasting in high definition on March 6, 1999 add something


In 2001, HBO hired Bob Costas to host a 12-episode sports show called "On the Record with Bob Costas" add something


The series, which first premiered in 2001, returned in August 2009 to document the Cincinnati Bengals add something


John Lurie - From 2001 to 2003 he starred in the HBO prison series "Oz" as inmate Greg Penders


David Schwimmer - In 2001, Schwimmer played Captain Herbert M. Sobel in Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks' HBO World War II miniseries "Band of Brothers"


Six Feet Under (TV series) - It premiered on the premium cable network HBO in the United States on June 3, 2001 and ended on August 21, 2005, spanning five seasons and 63 episodes


In July 2001, HBO launched HBO on Demand, the first premium subscription video-on-demand enhancement in the United States, to Time Warner Cable subscribers in Columbia, South Carolina add something


"'HBO on Demand"' is the subscription video-on-demand counterpart to HBO, which launched on July 1, 2001 on Time Warner Cable's Columbia, South Carolina system as the first subscription VOD service offered by a premium channel in the United States add something


Finally in 2002, HBO Plus reverted to its original HBO2 name add something


In 2002, HBO debuted "The Wire", which although did not surpass "The Sopranos" in viewership success, it did however match its critically acclaim over its five-season run and further cemented HBO's reputation as being a network that produced quality programming add something


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 add something


In 2004, guided by human rights activist Ansar Burney, an HBO team for "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" used a hidden camera to document slavery and torture in secret desert camps where boys under the age of five were trained to race camels, a national sport in the United Arab Emirates add something


The documentary won a Sports Emmy award in 2004 for "Outstanding Sports Journalism" and the 2006 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University award for outstanding broadcast journalism add something


Peter Sellers - In 2004, the book was turned into an HBO film with the same title, starring Geoffrey Rush


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


A revamped version of "On the Record" began in 2005, "Costas Now", which ended its run in 2009 add something


In 2005, HBO launched a deal with Cingular Wireless to establish "HBO Mobile" add something


In 2005, a version of the DVD interactive game "Scene It" was released by Mattel, tailored to the HBO network itself; it features trivia on various HBO series add something


Luke Kirby (actor) - In the fall of 2005, Kirby landed a role as a series regular in HBO's "Tell Me You Love Me", directed by Patricia Rozema


Also in 2006, documentary artist Lauren Greenfield directed a feature length film about four young women struggling with eating disorders in the Renfrew Clinic in Florida, called "Thin" add something


It covers Obama's 2006 trip to Africa, his presidential primary campaign, the 2008 general election and his inauguration add something


Lennox Lewis - Lewis worked as a boxing analyst for HBO on "Boxing After Dark" from 2006 until 2010


Barry Goldwater - Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater", first shown on HBO on September 18, 2006


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.


Funny or Die - In June 2007, they received venture capital funding from Sequoia Capital, and in June 2008, they announced a partnership with HBO


Luke Kirby (actor) - The first season aired in HBO in September 2007


Since 2008, HBO has exclusive pay-cable rights to its own in-house theatrical films made through HBO Films add something


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.


HBO GO is the successor to HBO on Broadband, originally launched in January 2008 to Time Warner Cable customers in Green Bay and Milwaukee, Wisconsin add something


Boardwalk Empire - Emmy *award-winner Terence Winter, who served as executive producer and writer on the critically acclaimed HBO series "The Sopranos", was hired to adapt the non-fiction book "Boardwalk Empire" on June 4, 2008


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


The channel debuted another sports show " Joe Buck Live", hosted by longtime baseball commentator Joe Buck in 2009 add something


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


The documentary has been released to theatres in New York and Los Angeles and aired in November 2009 add something


HBO relinquished its deal with DreamWorks Pictures' live-action films at the end of 2010, when the distribution rights shifted from Paramount Pictures to Touchstone Pictures add something


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


City University Film Festival - CUFF 2010 was sponsored by Thirteen, HBO, and the New York City Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting


Khandi Alexander - From 2010 to 2013, Alexander starred in the *award-winning HBO television series by David Simon, "Treme", where she played a bar owner in an affected neighborhood of post-Katrina New Orleans


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"


On February 18, 2010, HBO launched "'HBO GO"', a website which features 600 hours of content available for streaming in standard or high definition add something


Jack Kevorkian - "You Don't Know Jack" premiered April 24, 2010 on HBO


Beth Winslet - The documentary was generally released on 24 September 2010, after airing on HBO in April of the same year


Jerry Weintraub - A television documentary film about Jerry Weintraub called "His Way" directed by Douglas McGrath was broadcast on HBO in 2011


Automat Pictures - It had its premiere at the prestigious New York Film Festival in October, 2011, went on to screen within such festivals as Maryland Film Festival, and aired on HBO in July, 2012


Diane Ladd - They co-starred on the HBO series "Enlightened" from 2011 to 2013


TG4 - With the launch of Sky Atlantic in 2011, they now hold first rights to Irish and UK broadcasts of HBO shows


On January 3, 2011, HBO became the first premium channel and the first cable network to offer a 3D-only VOD service as it launched a subscription video on demand service offering select feature films in 3D to Time Warner Cable, Comcast and Verizon FiOS customers who subscribe to the HBO service add something


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


The current HBO "Feature Presentation" bumper used since April 2, 2011 features a blue aurora background, the HBO logo, and the words "Feature Presentation" add something


Érik Morales - On April 9, 2011, the MGM Grand Garden Arena hosted HBO Pay Per View's "Action Heroes


The HBO GO iPad, iPhone, and Android app launched on April 29, 2011 add something


On May 2011, HBO announced a licensing agreement with Summit Entertainment to obtain pay-cable rights to theatrically released films from the studio released between 2013 and 2017; Summit's exclusive licensing deal with Showtime expired after 2012 add something


The app was downloaded over one million times in its first week, and had over three million downloads by the end of June 2011 add something


On October 11, 2011, it was announced that HBO GO would be available through the Roku streaming player, though under the same requirements that a cable or satellite subscription to HBO is required add something


The Kids Are All Right (film) - On October 14, 2011 it was reported that Lisa Cholodenko was in the process of creating a series based on the film for HBO


HBO's contract with DreamWorks Animation expired after 2012, at which time the aforementioned Netflix streaming service assumed pay-TV rights add something


James Gandolfini - He was executive producer of the 2012 HBO film about Ernest Hemingway and his relationship with Martha Gellhorn, titled "Hemingway & Gellhorn", starring Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman


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


In January 2012, Time Warner Cable finally launched HBO GO after beta testing of the new service was completed add something


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


In June 2012, the Android app became available through the Amazon Appstore, and can be downloaded on the Amazon Kindle Fire add something


Danny McBride (actor) - On July 2, 2012 HBO renewed the series for a fourth season


Maria Hinojosa - "The Latino List: Volume Two" premieres on HBO on September 24, 2012


Boardwalk Empire - On October 2, 2012, HBO announced that the series was renewed for a fourth season, which premiered on September 8, 2013


In November 2012, HBO aired its four part documentary titled "Witness" add something


Dennis Lehane - On November 27, 2012, The Boston Herald reported that Lehane would be joining the writing staff of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" as a writer and a creative consultant


Julia Louis-Dreyfus - It made its television premiere on HBO on December 17, 2012


Larry David - David co-wrote and starred in the 2013 HBO television film "Clear History"


AnnaSophia Robb - From 2013, she has starred as Carrie Bradshaw on the CW's series "The Carrie Diaries", the prequel to HBO's TV series "Sex and the City"


Fredric Lehne - In 2013 Lehne portrayed English prohibition era gangster and boxing promoter Owney Madden in HBO's Boardwalk Empire


Fareed Zakaria - In 2013 he became one of the producers for the HBO series "Vice", serving as a consultant


Marcia Gay Harden - In 2013, Harden reunited with her former Broadway co-star Jeff Daniels as a new cast member on HBO's The Newsroom series


Keone Young - In 2013, Young joined the cast of HBO's True Blood as Dr. Hido Takahashi; the man responsible for inventing the titular blood substitute


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


Julian Glover - More recently, in January 2013, he has appeared as General Beauvilliers in the BBC drama, "Spies of Warsaw" and he has played the recurring role of Grand Maester Pycelle on HBO's "Game of Thrones" since 2011


Each part of the documentary is devoted to covering photojournalists in four conflict regions: Juarez, Libya, South Sudan, and Rio. On March 28, 2013, the channel will premiere Alexandra Pelosi's new documentary about former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey, "Fall to Grace" add something


In April 2013, the new documentary about elephants was showcased named "An Apology to Elephants" add something


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"


Lisa Cholodenko - As of May 2013, Cholodenko is set to direct an HBO mini-series "Olive Kitteridge" starring Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins


Dwayne Johnson - In May 2013, it was announced that he will executive produce and star in an upcoming HBO series about athletes living in Miami


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


On June 19, 2013 the service became available through Apple TV add something


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"


Marina Abramovic - In August 2013, she appeared in Jay-Z's HBO special, "Picasso Baby, A Performance Art Film"


Boardwalk Empire - On September 26, 2013, HBO renewed "Boardwalk Empire" for a fifth season


Stephen Merchant - Merchant's sitcom "Hello Ladies" will premiere on September 29, 2013 on HBO


Mike Tyson - The one-man show was aired on HBO on November 16, 2013


Bette Midler - In December 2013 it was announced that Midler would portray Mae West in an HBO movie biography, written by Harvey Fierstein and directed by William Friedkin


Murray Bartlett - Bartlett will be a regular on "Looking", which will air on HBO in 2014


Matthew McConaughey - He shares star billing with Woody Harrelson in HBO's 2014 series "True Detective"


Aaron Sorkin - HBO officially announced on January 13, 2014 that "The Newsroom" had been renewed for a third and final season


On January 16, 2014 it was announced that HBO GO will be available for the PlayStation 3 system as well soon and that PS4 version will follow too add something


On April 23, 2014 Amazon announced that HBO GO would be available on the Fire TV by the end of the year add something


On October 15, 2014 HBO announced that it would launch an over-the-top version of HBO Go in 2015; it will be distributed as a stand-alone subscription service that will not require an existing television subscription to use add something


Starting in 2015, HBO will be available on the Internet via the HBO Go streaming service add something


The service, HBO Now, was unveiled on March 9, 2015, with its launch set for early April add something


HBO provides its content through digital media, maintaining HBO Go, a video on demand streaming service available as a website and slate of mobile apps exclusively to existing subscribers of the linear channel suite; a separate, but similar standalone service, HBO Now, will launch in April 2015 as a subscription streaming platform that does not require a subscription to the HBO television service add something


In a notable example, HBO acquired the first-run rights to "Sesame Street", a long-running children's television series that had previously aired on public television's PBS for the vast majority of its run, in a deal with Sesame Workshop that was announced in August 2015 add something


On August 13, 2015, HBO announced its re-entry into children's programming, when it reached a five-year programming and development deal with Sesame Workshop add something


In March 2016, HBO extended their current output deal with Summit for an additional four years add something


Apple's App Store features promotions offering free one-month trials or other incentives to subscribe to HBO Now, as the program is in partnership with Apple Inc. and Apple TV. The number of HBO Now subscribers reached over 2 million by February 2017 add something


Another new opening sequence, done by Imaginary Forces, was implemented on March 4, 2017 add something


On March 15, 2017, the merger, which is still pending approval from U.S. regulators, was approved by the European Commission add something


On August 17, 2017, HBO, HBO Now, and the Game of Thrones' social media accounts got hacked by OurMine add something


On August 22, 2017, the merger was approved by Mexican authorities add something


On September 5, 2017, the merger was approved by Chilean authorities add something


On October 23, 2017, the deadline was extended for a short period of time to finalize the deal add something


The deal was finalized in June 2018; AT&T subsequently renamed Time Warner WarnerMedia add something


In July 2018, "The New York Times" obtained audio from a corporate town hall meeting featuring AT&T executive John Stankey, who now leads Time Warner under the name WarnerMedia add something


On September 27, 2018, the network shuttered it sports division- HBO Sports, replacing that unit line up mostly boxing with sports documentaries add something


On October 10, 2018, WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey stated that the company planned on introducing a new streaming service in the future, that would feature content from HBO, Turner, and Warner Bros. add something


On November 1, 2018, Dish Network was blacked out from HBO's channels following a carriage agreement dispute with WarnerMedia add something


On February 28, 2019, Plepler stepped down from his position as CEO. According to a report from "The New York Times", "Mr add something


WarnerMedia's parent AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson indicated in mid-May 2019 that it would use the HBO brand and would tie into cable operators as HBO cable subscribers would have access to the streaming service add something


On July 9, 2019, WarnerMedia announced the launch of their upcoming streaming service HBO Max would launch in spring 2020 add something