Home Box Office
HBO logo
Launched November 8, 1972
Owned by Time Warner (through Home Box Office, Inc.)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
(downgraded to letterboxed 480i for SDTV feed)
Slogan It's Not TV, It's HBO.
Country United States
Language English
Spanish (HBO Latino only and via SAP audio track on primary HBO channel and all other multiplex channels; some films may be distributed in their native language and subtitled into English)
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters New York City, New York, U.S.
Formerly called The Green Channel
(proposed name)
Sister channel(s) Cinemax
Timeshift service HBO East, HBO West,
HBO2 East, HBO2 West,
HBO Comedy East,
HBO Comedy West,
HBO Family East,
HBO Family West,
HBO Latino East,
HBO Latino West,
HBO Signature East,
HBO Signature West,
HBO Zone East,
HBO Zone West
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DirecTV HBO:
East: 501 (HD/SD)
West: 504 (HD/SD)
East: 502 (HD/SD)
West: 505 (HD/SD)
HBO Signature: 503 (HD/SD)
HBO Comedy: 506 (HD)
HBO Family:
East: 507 (HD/SD)
West: 508 (SD)
HBO Zone: 509 (HD)
HBO Latino: 511 (HD)
HBO On Demand: 1501
Dish Network HBO:
East: 300 (HD/SD)
West: 303 (HD/SD)
East: 301 (HD/SD)
West: 304 (SD)
HBO Signature:
302 (HD/SD)
HBO Family: 305 (HD/SD)
HBO Comedy: 307 (HD/SD)
HBO Zone: 308 (HD only)
HBO Latino:
309 (HD/SD)
Available on all U.S. cable systems Consult your local cable provider or program listings source for channel availability
Verizon FiOS 899–913 (HD)
400-413 (SD)
AT&T U-verse 1802–1815 (HD)
802–815 (SD)
CenturyLink Prism 1802–1815 (HD)
802–815 (SD)
TalkTalk TV (UK) On Demand - Buy & Keep
Zazeen (Canada) 172-173 (HD/SD)
Internet television
HBO Go Script error
(U.S. cable Internet subscribers only; requires login from pay television provider to access content)
HBO Now Script error
(requires subscription through a participating retailer to access content)
Sling TV Internet Protocol television

HBO logo
Home Box Office Inc.
General information
Other Names
Type Division of Time Warner
Founded November 8, 1972
Key People Richard Plepler
John K. Billock
(President of HBO U.S. Group)
Sue Naegle
(President of Entertainment)
Industry Entertainment
Served area Worldwide
Products Pay television, television production
No. of Employees
Parent Time Warner
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Home Box Office (simply known as HBO) is an American premium cable and satellite television network that is owned by Time Warner through its respective flagship company Home Box Office, Inc. Programming featured on the network 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.

HBO is the oldest and longest continuously operating pay television service (basic or premium) in the United States, having been in operation since November 8, 1972. In 2014, HBO had an adjusted operating income of US$1.79 billion, compared to the US$1.68 billion it accrued in 2013.

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