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DirecTV Subs Get Access To HBO Online Content

4/11/2011 02:24:45 PM Eastern

El Segundo, Calif. - DirecTV
will launch Tuesday HBO's new online video services HBO GO and MAX GO.

The services, which can be accessed by broadband connected PCs,
are provided free, with unlimited access, to DirecTV customers who subscribe to
the premium channels.

 HBO GO and MAX GO allow
subscribers to instantly watch every episode of every season of the best shows
from HBO, in addition to movies, indies, cult favorites and more from

"The addition of HBO GO and
Max GO is the next step in bringing quality video content to our customers
anytime, anywhere," stated Derek Chang, DirecTV content strategy and
development executive VP.  "Giving our
customers the opportunity to experience their favorite programming, no matter
where they are, truly enhances their overall viewing experience and helps them
get the most out of the content they subscribe to."

HBO Go will launch with more than 1,400 titles, providing instant
access to HBO original content including Game of Thrones (premiering April 17),
Boardwalk Empire and True Blood, The Sopranos, Sex and the City and Deadwood,
plus HBO original films, miniseries, sports, and documentaries.

MAX GO adds more than 400 titles of Cinemax programming online, including
Hollywood hits and the Max After Dark series.

DirecTV customers will also have access to:

  • New titles
    immediately after their premiere on the networks;

  • The ability to
    create a "Watchlist" that keeps track of bookmarked content for later viewing;
  • Bonus content
    including interviews, recaps, and behind-the-scenes extras;

  • Customizable views
    showing titles in slideshow, grid or list format;
  • And the ability to
    pause, rewind and view at their convenience. 

HBO GO can be personalized through a "Series Pass" capability
which automatically alerts viewers to new episodes of favorite HBO programs when
they arrive.  MAX GO includes "Browse by
Tags," a feature that allows users to find titles via keywords.

To view online, DirecTV's HBO and Cinemax subscribers can go to and, sign in with their DirecTV user ID and password, make
selections and view.

DirecTV customers can also go to to learn
how to gain access to HBO GO and MAX GO. 

DirecTV's HBO and Cinemax subscribers will be able to access this
new service through mobile devices, including the Apple iPad and iPhone and
Android products later this year, the satellite provider said.


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