Campus Televideo Takes HBO Go to School

Offers TV Everywhere Service on Two SUNY Campuses
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Campus Televideo, a provider of TV and video services to more than 250 colleges and universities, said it now offers access to HBO Go, the premium programmer’s authenticated TV Everywhere service, to two State University of New York schools – the University at Buffalo, and Alfred State SUNY College of Technology.

Campus Televideo said it is providing access to HBO Go to students on those campuses via its own authentication service, CTVstream, which was launched in November 2014.

A CampusTelevideo spokesperson said more than 20 schools affiliated with the company are “enrolled” for HBO Go, and that Campus Televideo expects to launch its first MAX Go school next week.

“We are excited to have partnered with Campus Televideo to have our programming made available to SUNY students. We believe the exposure will attract new fans and future subscribers,” said Joe Bahr, VP of digital network distribution for HBO, in a statement.”

“On-demand services like HBO GO are a great solution for students to get their favorite shows in a convenient way and for the university to cut back on illegal downloading of content,” added Sameer Mathur, lead programmer/analyst for Campus Living at the University at Buffalo “We have had terrific feedback from our students who enjoy watching the shows on their own schedule.”

Campus Televideo, which is also a DirecTV reseller, has about 600,000 subscribers nationwide.  In October, it formalized a relationship with Philo, a startup (formerly known as Tivli)  that has developed an IP-based multiscreen video platform that’s tailored for delivery on campus networks and counts HBO and Mark Cuban among its backers.

Others have developed multiscreen video services tailored for colleges and universities. Comcast has been expanding the reach of its IP-based Xfinity On Campus service, and Cox Communications has developed a similar student-focused service under the Campus Connect brand.