Time Warner Cable Launches HBO, Max Go1/10/2012 3:20 PM Eastern
After the successful completion of a beta trial, Time Warner Cable has officially launched the authenticated video HBO Go and Max Go "TV Everywhere" services for its customers who subscribe to the premium networks.
The rollout of the authenticated services, which are available at no extra charge to HBO and Cinemax subs, follows a test Time Warner Cable initiated on Jan. 5 with its high-end SignatureHome customers.
HBO Go offers more than 1,400 titles online, including every episode of every season of original HBO shows including current series Game of Thrones, True Blood and Boardwalk Empire and older favorites such as The Sopranos, Sex and the City and Deadwood, as well as movies, HBO original films, miniseries, sports, documentaries, and specials.
Max Go offers more than 400 titles of Cinemax programming online, including hundreds of movies and the Max After Dark series.
After more than a year of negotiations, Time Warner Cable reached an agreement with the premium programmer in December to offer the authenticated online and mobile video services. Cablevision Systems announced a deal soon thereafter, and Bright House Networks, which has an agreement to take advantage of TWC's programming deals, also plans to launch the services.
The trio were among the last major distributor holdouts for the HBO TV Everywhere services.