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About Home Box Office, Inc.

The theater might be in your living room, but you still have to pay this company to see the movies. Home Box Office is home to the shows and films that everyone is talking about, from groundbreaking series and documentaries to the biggest blockbuster movies ever made.. The channels offer a variety of Hollywood movies and foreign films, along with original series programming including Game of Thrones, Girls, and Boardwalk Empire. Subscribers also receive sports and other specialty programming. Internationally, HBO programming is sold in more than 155 countries worldwide and its branded services are available in more than 85 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The company operates HBO channel, HBO on Demand, the HBO app, and HBO Max. HBO also operates seven 24-hour networks on traditional pay television, including HBO Family, HBO Comedy, and HBO Latino. The company is a subsidiary of Time Warner.

Operations

The company created series including Game of Thrones, Avenue 5, Folklore, Girls, and more; movies such as Don't Let Go, Kill Bill, The Little Things, and Harriet, among others; Documentaries (Fake Famous, The lady and the Dale, and The Bee Gees: Can You Mend Broken Heart); as well as podcasts which is the ultimate companion pieces for anyone who can't get enough of their favorite HBO shows. Podcasts can be streamed on HBO Max.

Geographic Reach

HBO programming is sold in more than 155 countries worldwide and our branded services are available in more than 85 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Strategy

Though movies from other studios remain popular, the company has succeeded in setting itself apart from the competition by broadening its appeal with critically acclaimed original programming.

Home Box Office is an important part of Time Warner's vast array of networks and production businesses, serving as an in-house outlet for films produced by Warner Bros. Entertainment. Home Box Office has diversified its revenue with DVD sales and digital media distribution (through Apple's iTunes store, among others). It also allows subscribers to view programs whenever they choose via streaming services HBO GO and MAX GO.

Company Background

The HBO service began in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in 1972 as a pay-TV channel with a sports focus.

Home Box Office, Inc.

1100 Avenue of The Americ
New York, NY 10036-6712
Phone: 1 (212) 512-1000

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
Chairman and CEO: Richard L. Plepler
EVP and CFO: Robert Roth
EVP Corporate Communications: Quentin Schaffer
Employees (This Location): 800
Employees (All Locations): 2,000