HBO and Verizon FiOS TV Introduce HBO GO
FiOS TV Customers Are First To Have Access to HBOGO.com Featuring Over 600 Hours Of HBO Programming Online – Any Time, Any Place
NEW YORK – Verizon and HBO announced today that Verizon’s FiOS TV customers will be the first to gain access to HBOGO.com, HBO’s online video destination featuring over 600 hours of HBO programming. Starting tomorrow, FiOS customers who subscribe to HBO will automatically receive free, unlimited online access to HBO programming at any time, from any U.S. location with a broadband connection. These subscribers can access HBO GO with their Verizon FiOS log-in credentials at www.verizon.com/fiostvonline and www.hbogo.com. Customers must subscribe to both FiOS TV and FiOS Internet.
“HBO GO immerses customers into an elegantly designed HBO environment with access to a robust offering of HBO programming,” said Eric Kessler, Co-President, HBO. “Together with Verizon we’ve delivered a simple authentication process that gives FiOS and HBO subscribers easy entry to HBO GO.”
Shawn Strickland, vice president of consumer strategy and planning for Verizon, said, “HBO GO adds more value to FiOS TV customers’ HBO subscriptions with the convenience of accessing their programming in more ways and in more places. We’re excited to add this deeper, richer experience to our already extensive HBO offerings, further enhancing the TV and Internet experience that only FiOS delivers.”
With over 600 hours of programming updated continuously, HBO GO complements HBO On Demand with four times more viewing choices among HBO’s acclaimed original series, HBO Films, miniseries, documentaries, HBO Sports and blockbuster movies. In addition, the service includes exclusive and bonus materials, soundtrack and cast information.
With HBO GO, FiOS TV customers who subscribe to HBO can instantly watch their favorite programs from a PC or MAC computer via a browser-based application. HBO GO will support Verizon subaccounts and allow up to three simultaneous users from the same household. Users have the ability to customize their experience through multiple browsing and viewing options, as well as the ability to restrict content with easy to use parental controls.
HBO GO also gives subscribers the ability to create a Watchlist where bookmarked content can be placed for later viewing and where the user will be alerted to the arrival of new episodes selected for Series Pass. HBO GO is the latest in the suite of HBO products offered by Verizon FiOS TV, including east and west feeds of seven multiplex channels available in HD, HBO On Demand and HBO On Demand in HD.
HBO GO joins Verizon FiOS TV’s growing online video offerings. FiOS TV offers a broad collection of programming, which includes more than 560 all-digital channels with up to 138 HD channels and about 18,000 monthly video-on-demand titles. FiOS also provides next-generation interactive services including an advanced interactive media guide; social TV, news and entertainment widgets; remote DVR management; multi-room DVR; and more.
Home Box Office, Inc. is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner Inc., providing two 24-hour pay television services – HBO® and Cinemax® – to over 40 million U.S. subscribers. The services offer the most popular subscription video on demand products, HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On DemandSM, as well as HBO GOSM, HD feeds and multiplex channels. Internationally, HBO branded television networks, along with the subscription video on demand products HBO On Demand and HBO Mobile®, bring HBO services to over 50 countries. HBO programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, serving more than 91 million customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of approximately 222,900 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.
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