Home Box Office

Launched November 8, 1972; 47 years ago (1972-11-08)
Owned by Home Box Office, Inc. (Time Warner)
Picture format
  • "It's Not TV. It's HBO."
  • "It's What Connects Us."
Country United States
  • English
  • Spanish (HBO Latino only and via SAP audio track on primary HBO channel and all other multiplex channels; some films may be distributed in their native language and subtitled into English)
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters New York, NY, United States
Sister channel(s)
Timeshift service
  • HBO East
  • HBO West
  • HBO2 East
  • HBO2 West
  • HBO Comedy East
  • HBO Comedy West
  • HBO Family East
  • HBO Family West
  • HBO Latino East
  • HBO Latino West
  • HBO Signature East
  • HBO Signature West
  • HBO Zone East
  • HBO Zone West
Website www.hbo.com
  • HBO:
  • East: 501 (HD/SD)
  • West: 504 (HD/SD)
  • HBO2:
  • East: 502 (HD/SD)
  • West: 505 (HD/SD)
  • HBO Signature: 503 (HD/SD)
  • HBO Comedy: 506 (HD)
  • HBO Family:
  • East: 507 (HD/SD)
  • West: 508 (SD)
  • HBO Zone: 509 (HD)
  • HBO Latino: 511 (HD)
  • HBO On Demand: 1501
Dish Network
  • HBO:
  • East: 300 (HD/SD)
  • West: 303 (HD/SD)
  • HBO2:
  • East: 301 (HD/SD)
  • West: 304 (SD)
  • HBO Signature:
  • 302 (HD/SD)
  • HBO Family: 305 (HD/SD)
  • HBO Comedy: 307 (HD/SD)
  • HBO Zone: 308 (HD only)
  • HBO Latino:
  • 309 (HD/SD)
Available on all U.S. cable systems Consult your local cable provider or program listings source for channel availability
Verizon FiOS
  • 899–913 (HD)
  • 400–413 (SD)
AT&T U-verse 1802–1815 (HD)
802–815 (SD)
CenturyLink Prism
  • 1802–1815 (HD)
  • 802–815 (SD)
TalkTalk TV (UK) On Demand – Buy & Keep
Zazeen (Canada) 172–173 (HD/SD)
Internet television
  • www.hbogo.com
  • (U.S. cable Internet subscribers only; requires login from pay television provider to access content)
PlayStation Vue Internet Protocol television
Sling TV Internet Protocol television
DirecTV Now Internet Protocol television
Amazon Video
Home Box Office, Inc.
When it was createdNovember 8, 1972 (1972-11-08)
HeadquartersNew York City, United States
Area servedWorldwide
Key people
  • Richard Plepler (CEO)
  • John K. Billock
  • (President of HBO U.S. Group)
  • Casey Bloys
  • (President of HBO Programing)
Things madePay television, television production
Money earnedIncreaseUS$5.615 billion (2015)[3]
ParentTime Warner
(sale to AT&T pending)

HBO (Home Box Office) is an American cable television network. HBO show movies made for theaters as well as television. The also show many original television programs, including The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, and Big Love. Other popular series include Oz, True Blood, Carnivàle, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, The Wire, Entourage, and Deadwood. HBO is owned by Time Warner.



  1. "HBO: About: Frequently Asked Questions: HBO HD". HBO. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  2. Visnji, Margaret (24 January 2019). "How Time Warner Makes Money? Understanding Time Warner Business Model".
  3. "Annual Report - Time Warner" (PDF).

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