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HBO (Home Box Office acronym) is one of the channels of cable and satellite television's most popular United States. It is owned by Time Warner and headquartered in New York.
Instead of using telephone wire or microwave, began to lay cable under the streets of Manhattan. In 1972, he began using microwave and in 1975, HBO was the first network that broadcast via satellite.
Development (1975-1996) On December 13, 1975, HBO became the first television channel to broadcast its satellite signal, when the boxing broadcast "Thrilla in Manila" between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.7 4 December 28, 1981, HBO expanded its programming schedule to 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Cinemax was 24 / 7 from the day you registered and Showtime and The Movie Channel did 24 hours earlier. In January 1986, HBO also became the first satellite channel to encrypt (or encode) its signal from unauthorized use with the system VideoCipher II. Later, HBO was the first cable channel to launch the version of your channel in high definition.
Both factors decrease the pressure of HBO to reduce controversial issues or issues in their programming, allowing for explicit themes, such as graphic violence, explicit sex, bad language and drug use.
The network serves approximately one third of households in the United States. Subscribe to HBO can be relatively expensive because the subscriber is required to pay an "extra" regular service even before paying for the channel itself contracted.
Someone who rise from a standard cable package might see their cable bill increased by more than 40%. Although federal law requires that a cable system will allow the person to acquire a basic package of cable (local channels) and HBO. Cable systems may require the use of a box, "converting" (usually digital) to receive HBO.
Its programming is based on the release of films and film and displayed in movies and own production, among which are The Sopranos (The Sopranos), The Wire (The Wire), Six Feet Under (Six Feet Under) , Sex and the City (Sex and the City), True Blood (Fresh blood) or Game of Thrones (A Game of Thrones). Also, HBO boxing broadcasts under the name & BAD HBO Boxing (Boxing After Dark: boxing after dark), as well as other sporting events.
In December 2010, the channel had 28.6 million subscribers in the U.S., making it the chain of cable and satellite TV with more subscribers in the country.
HBO was the first cable television and satellite network did not use the terrestrial television broadcasting standard until then. Began broadcasting in 1965 when Charles Francis Dolan won a television award of lower Manhattan.
This advance was able to broadcast live a boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in Manila. In 1986, HBO was also the first to encode its broadcast so that only those who paid for the received signal.
Originally HBO was part of Time Inc. When Time merged with Warner Communications in 1989, HBO became part of Time Warner, which serves as its headquarters today. HBO also won a reputation for original programming offer very high quality. HBO is a subscription service only and does not carry advertising or other traditional advertising.
HBO also has other channels in Latin America as HBO2, HBO Plus, HBO Family, HBO MAX On Demand, Cinemax and MaxPrime, plus two HD channels in HD and HBO HD MAX. The chain is present in about 150 countries around the world