HBO Logo – Home Box Office , just HBO , is an American television provider based in New York City . Founded in 1972, is owned by Time Warner and is economically, technically and artistically as a pioneer of cable television. Especially in the 1990s and 2000s the company was using its serial formats as artistic leader. Worldwide, the company in 2011 about 85 million subscribers in over 50 countries, in addition, the in-house productions in over 150 countries licensed.
Since HBO only by subscription (either via satellite or digital cable) is available, subject to the transmitter is not regulated by the FCC and the restrictions on the U.S. television about sex scenes, nudity, excessive violence and “explicit language” that both sexual includes references and swearing.
From its inception, HBO had pursued a clear strategy of the program, after you look at the playback of high-quality movies and special events (eg sports), specialized, and the spectators could see the uncut and without commercial breaks. At the same time was the use of the offer at this time is a luxury that has monthly book, cable channels were subject to say the pressure to convince new to a regular supply of new films and similar high-quality content to customers again and again by the posting of the offer.
With the proliferation of VCRs in the mid-1980s, this program strategy had fizzled. Customers could not only movies without advertising and in full, but self-determined view selected at any time and from a much wider range, accounted for a major argument for cable television. HBO responded to this challenge with a redefinition of one’s own program, which could be in future productions into a central pillar. The then CEO Michael Fox, said that “if there were ever a debate at HBO about how much we should spend on its own productions, then the debate would have ended with the VCR.”
By HBO Films created in-house productions of the transmitter were often successful, and were often excellent. He was in the decade to 2004, more Emmys than any other television station together. for many Oscar -nominated documentary first ran on HBO. HBO subscribers can additionally changing the video-on-demand offering HBO On Demand Book. This is associated with additional costs. Funds are each about a month, selected current and previous broadcasts of the program by HBO, which can be viewed an unlimited period of time in this and every Monday will be updated the offer.