Posted on Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 by Angie Han
Almost two years after the initial launch of HBO Go, Time Warner Cable subscribers will finally have the opportunity to sign up for the network’s online streaming service. As of this week, Time Warner Cable customers who subscribe to HBO and Cinemax will have instant access to over 1,400 titles from the HBO catalog and 400 from Cinemax on the web, via computers, iPads, iPhones, and Android phones. The news comes just days after Time Warner Cable launched its beta trial of the service.
Last year, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings named HBO Go as his company’s most feared competitor, observing that “HBO is becoming much more Netflix-like, and we’re becoming much more HBO-like.” The contest has continued to heat up in the new year, with HBO drawing a line in the sand by announcing that it would no longer sell DVDs and Blu-rays directly to the home video giant. As a Time Warner subscriber, I’ve got no plans to quit Netflix anytime soon, but as HBO beefs up its offerings, it’s certainly possible I’ll become less reliant on Netflix over time.
Read Time Warner Cable’s full press release about HBO Go and Max Go after the jump.
Here’s the official release, via Engadget:
Time Warner Cable Launches Latest Online Offerings from HBO(R), HBO GO(R) AND MAX GO(R)
NEW YORK, Jan 10, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — After the successful completion of the beta trial, Time Warner Cable is pleased to announce the launch of HBO’s authenticated online video destinations HBO GO(R) and MAX GO(R) for Time Warner Cable customers who subscribe to HBO and Cinemax. These online video destinations are available at no additional cost to HBO and Cinemax subscribers, providing unlimited access to hundreds of hours of unique and compelling programming our customers can enjoy anytime and anywhere. With over 1,400 HBO titles and 400 Cinemax titles online, HBO GO and MAX GO are the perfect complement to an already robust lineup and provide our customers with even more viewing choices.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than 14 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and, through its NaviSite subsidiary, managed and outsourced information technology solutions and cloud services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com , www.twcbc.com , www.navisite.com , and www.twcmedia.com .
HBO GO(R) is only accessible in the US where a high speed broadband connection is available. Minimum connection of 3 Mbps required for HD viewing. Select titles not available in HD. Minimum 3G connection is required for viewing on mobile devices. Some restrictions may apply. (C)2011 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. HBO(R) and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc.
All Time Warner Cable services may not be available in all areas. Not all equipment supports all services. Subject to change without notice.