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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 subsequently become known among its subscribers for airing softcore adult films and series during the late night hours that contain strong sexual content and nudity broadcasts of such programs are restricted from airing on the main Cinemax channel before Cinemax On August 1,HBO launched Cinemax, a companion movie-based premium channel  created as HBO's answer to fellow movie-oriented pay service The Movie Channel which operated as a standalone service at the time.
Selecciones—which was offered in tandem with HBO, although it operated as a separate service—utilized the second audio program auxiliary channel to distribute its Spanish audio feeds.
HBO Comedy Launched on May 6, HBO Comedy features comedic films, as well as rebroadcasts of HBO's original comedy series and stand-up specials; the channel broadcasts R-rated films during the daytime hours, but only airs adult comedy specials at night.
The main HBO channel mainly airs R-rated films only after 8: In most cases, cable operators sold Cinemax and HBO as a single package, usually offered at a discount for customers that chose to subscribe to both channels.
Because of the cost of HBO which is the most expensive of the U. Eastern and Pacific Time; films and family-oriented original specials fill out the remainder of the channel's daily schedule. Time-Life later conducted a test in Allentown, Pennsylvaniain which salesmen presented the concept of a pay cable channel to residents by offering free service for the first month and a refundable installation fee; half of residents surveyed in the test expressed interest in purchasing the conceptual service.
The channel succeeded early on partly due to its reliance on movie classics from the s to the s—with some more recent films mixed in—that would be presented uncut and without commercial interruption, at a time when cable subscribers only received about three dozen channels due to limited headend channel capacity.
While the show was critically acclaimed, it was not until The Sopranos premiered inthat the network achieved widespread critical success for an hour-long series. In the summer ofwhile on a family vacation in France, Charles Dolan began to think of ideas to make Sterling Manhattan profitable.
By this time, the full "Home Box Office" name was de-emphasized by the network, in favor of branding solely by the "HBO" initialism although the full name is still used as the legal corporate name of its parent division under WarnerMedia,  and in on-air use within copyright tags featured during the closing credits of the channel's original programs and a legal disclaimer slide seen daily on its primary and multiplex channels.
The main channel first began broadcasting in high definition on March 6, Eastern Time, during its first nine years of operation. Beginning with the launch of its first one-hour dramatic narrative series OzHBO started a trend that became commonplace with premium cable services.
InHBO became the first U. Overview[ edit ] As of JulyHBO's programming is available to approximately 36, households with at least one television set The Sopranos—centering on mob patriarch Tony Soprano James Gandolfini and his family—received Emmy nominations during its six-season run, resulting in 21 wins, two of them for Outstanding Drama Series.
HBO also provides its content through digital media; the channel maintains HBO Goa video on demand streaming service available as a website and slate of mobile apps exclusively to existing subscribers of the linear channel suite and a separate, but similar standalone service, HBO Nowwhich launched in April as a subscription streaming platform that does not require a subscription to the HBO television service.
Content available on HBO Go includes theatrically released films as well as HBO original programs, movies, comedy specials, documentaries, sports and late night adult programming. HBO would eventually increase its fortunes within two years: HBO launched the VOD service in an effort to allow subscribers access to the channel's programming on their own schedules, thereby reducing the frequency in which viewers were unable to find a program they would like to watch as well as limiting cancellations to the service for that same reason.
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Home Box Office distributed its first sports event immediately after the film: In addition, the city manager of Wilkes-Barre declined an offer to attend the launch ceremony, while Time Inc. Time-Life executives realized the problems in trying to expand Home Box Office's distribution footprint using microwave towers because of the time and expense that would be incurred in developing such a vast relay infrastructure, and began looking for cost-efficient methods of transmitting the channel nationally.
InHBO compared its programming against rival pay television network Showtime, with the slogan "Simply the Best", using the Tina Turner single " The Best " as part of the network's on-air image campaign.
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MacDougall, a Florida man calling himself " Captain Midnight ", redirected a receiver dish towards the network's transponder on Galaxy 1 and intercepted its signal during a movie presentation of The Falcon and the Snowman ; MacDougall overrode the telecast of the film with a text-based message placed over SMPTE color bars in protest of the channel's decision to scramble its signal for home satellite subscribers.
They ultimately settled on calling it "Home Box Office," although the name was originally intended as a working title in order to meet deadlines to publish research brochures for the new service, with the belief that management would come up with a different name later.
Off-the-air maintenance periods of a half-hour up to two hours occur during overnight periods at scattered times on each channel once each month.
Although struck with the intent to having the show remain on PBS in some fashion, the nonprofit production company reached the deal due to cutbacks resulting from declines in public and private donations, distribution fees paid by PBS member stations and licensing for merchandise sales. Channel Description and programming HBO The flagship service; HBO airs popular feature films, first-run films, original series and made-for-cable movies, boxing events, sports, comedy and occasional concert specials, and documentaries.
The respective coastal feeds of each channel are usually packaged together though most cable providers only offer the east and west coast feeds of the main HBO channel, as well as HBO2 in some casesresulting in the difference in local airtimes for a particular movie or program between two geographic locations being three hours at most.
Eastern Time on September 30,HBO became the first television network to continuously deliver its signal via satellite as opposed to microwave relay, the industry norm at the time when it distributed the " Thrilla in Manila " boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier ; it was beamed to UA Columbia Cablevision's systems in Fort Pierce and Vero Beach, Floridaand American Television and Communications Corporation's Jackson, Mississippi system,  as well as those already hbo online dating documentary HBO in the northeastern United States.
It is also the only HBO channel that broadcasts softcore pornographic programming, featuring adult-oriented movies similar to those seen on sister network Cinemax's Max After Dark block on most days in late-night.
List of channels[ edit ] Depending on the service provider, HBO provides up to thirteen multiplex channels—seven hour multiplex channels, all of which are simulcast in both standard definition and high definition —as well as a subscription video-on-demand service HBO on Demand.
The network saw three more hit series in the s with Game of Thronesbased on George R. The following year, research from ACNielsen revealed that multiplex delivery of HBO and Cinemax had a positive impact on subscriber usage and attitudes, including aiding in the retention of pay cable subscriptions by its subscribers.
HBO continued to air various original programs aimed at children untilwhen these programs almost completely moved over to HBO Family which continued to occasionally distribute its own slate of original children's programming until