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HBO is a premium cable television network in the U.S. HBO is the oldest pay television service in the U.S. It was launched in late 1972 and has been in operation ever since. HBO broadcast in over 150 countries and has over 100 million subscribers around the world. For the first nine years of HBO operation, the channel only ran from 3 PM to midnight, Eastern Standard Time. In 1981, HBO made the switch to 24-hour programs over the weekend, then 3 months later, 24 hours 7 days a week. HBO’s parent company, Time Inc. merged with Warner Communications in 1989 to become Time Warner.
With the premiere of The Larry Saunders Show and then The Sopranos, HBO became a strong player in the subscription TV game. HBO’s original programming is generally considered very impressive, earning critical acclaim, as well as many Emmy and Golden Globe awards. Because of HBO’s lack of commercials, the company is able to include more mature and explicit content than most television networks. The late 1990s and early 2000s were a font of famous television for HBO. Shows like Sex and the City, The Sopranos, The Wire, From the Earth to the Moon and The Pacific made HBO arguably the most important and talked about subscription television. Today, hits like Game of Thrones, Girls, True Blood and True Detective keep HBO at the top of its game.
HBO also shows movies on its channels. HBO2 is the main channel for movies, although HBO also offers HBO Comedy and HBO Family. In March 2015, HBO announced HBO Now, an opportunity to subscribe to HBO without having a cable subscription. HBO Go, an online service for cable subscribers, also exists.