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About HBO

Home Box Office began its life as an offshoot of Sterling Manhattan Cable, the first urban cable TV system in America. Beginning in 1972, HBO was offered as a premium add-on service on newly developed cable systems, and it was a major player in the early development of the cable TV industry and satellite distribution of TV programming. HBO established the model of the premium movie channel, and its early programming consisted mostly of unedited and commercial-free theatrical films, which cable subscribers were required to pay an additional fee to have access to.

By the early 1980s, the rapid increase in the availability of cable TV gave HBO a national presence, and the company began to diversify its programming content, which had already included the broadcast of some high-profile sporting events. HBO produced its first original film, The Terry Fox Story, and its first original children’s programming, the series Fraggle Rock, in 1983.

HBO’s original programming found widespread success beginning in the 1990s, when a number of its original series achieved ratings numbers previously unheard of on the network, along with a plethora of mainstream award nominations. Series such as Sex and the City, The Sopranos, The Wire and Curb Your Enthusiasm gained both commercial and critical success, and HBO’s original programming was widely considered to be among the most innovative on television.

HBO offers a selection of short videos on its website for free online viewing; these videos include clips, highlights and previews of HBO programs. The network’s premium online content is offered through HBO GO, a service that is free to HBO subscribers who are customers of participating TV providers. HBO GO allows subscribers to watch HBO programming online via smartphones, tablets, game consoles and set-top boxes as well as computers.

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Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
Big Little Lies
Big Little Lies
True Blood
True Blood
Ballers
Ballers
The Wire
The Wire
Girls
Girls
All Def Comedy
All Def Comedy
Insecure
Insecure
Westworld
Westworld
The Sopranos
The Sopranos
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Band of Brothers
Band of Brothers
Russell Simmons Presents Def Comedy
Russell Simmons Presents Def Comedy
Vice Principals
Vice Principals
Oz
Oz
True Detective
True Detective
Eastbound and Down
Eastbound and Down
Ja'mie: Private School Girl
Ja'mie: Private School Girl
Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher
Sr. Avila
Sr. Avila
The Young Pope
Gunpowder
The Pacific
Silicon Valley
Rome
The Defiant Ones
High Maintenance
House of Saddam
Boardwalk Empire
Entourage
Inside the NFL
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
John Adams
The Leftovers
Big Love
Hung
Veep
Looking
Olive Kitteridge
Mildred Pierce
Crashing
Generation Kill
El Negocio
The Deuce
Jonah From Tonga
Strike Back: Origins
Life's Too Short
Bad Girls
Deadwood
In Treatment
The Newsroom
Summer Heights High
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Vice
George Lopez: Tall, Dark & Chicano
Tales From the Crypt
Tell Me You Love Me
Parade's End
Getting On
Six Feet Under
24/7
Divorce
Extras
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Cathouse: The Series
Def Comedy Jam
Carnivale
The Night Of
15: A Quinceanera Story
Hard Knocks
Treme
Little Britain USA
Todd McFarlane's Spawn
The Jinx
Wasteland (aka Pustina)
HBO Boxing
Flight of the Conchords
On Freddie Roach
Angels in America
Family Tree
Room 104
John From Cincinnati
Bored to Death
Funny or Die Presents...
Babar
D.L. Hughley: Going Home
El Espiritu De La Salsa
HBO Comedy Half-Hour
Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices
One Night Stand
Angry Boys
Alice Telefilm Part I: The First Day of the Rest of My Life
Dane Cook's Tourgasm
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts
Enlightened
Mr. Show With Bob and David
We Can Be Heroes
Project Greenlight
The Weight of the Nation
Witness