About Home Box Office, Inc.
The theater might be in your living room, but you still have to pay this company to see the movies. Home Box Office is a leading pay-TV operator with nearly 127 million global subscribers to its HBO and Cinemax cable television services. The channels offer a variety of Hollywood movies and foreign films, along with original series programming including
Game of Thrones, Girls
. Subscribers also receive sports events, concerts, and other specialty programming. Internationally, HBO reaches more than 60 countries in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. In addition to its movie channels, Home Box Office produces films and TV programming through
While its original programming tends to hog the spotlight, most of Home Box Office's programming continues to focus on first-run movies and older titles licensed for broadcast from film studios. The company has deals to broadcast feature films from major studios including
Though movies from other studios remain popular, the company has succeeded in setting itself apart from the competition by broadening its appeal with critically acclaimed original programming.
Home Box Office is an important part of Time Warner's vast array of networks and production businesses, serving as an in-house outlet for films produced by
The HBO service began in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in 1972 as a pay-TV channel with a sports focus.
1100 Avenue of The Americ
New York, NY 10036-6712
Phone: 1 (212) 512-1000
Employer Type: Privately Owned
Chairman and CEO: Richard L. Plepler
EVP and CFO: Robert Roth
EVP Corporate Communications: Quentin Schaffer
Employees (This Location): 800
Employees (All Locations): 2,000