ST. LOUIS, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) today announced that it has launched HBO’s new authenticated online video destinations – HBO GO® and MAX GO® – with free unlimited online access available to its customers who subscribe to HBO and/or Cinemax. Access is available to customers on any computer in the U.S. with a high-speed connection as well as on the iPhone®, iPad® and select Android™ devices with a minimum 3G connection.
"Charter is taking another step to bring quality video content to our customers when they want it and where they want it," said Marti Moore, Vice President Web Technology, Customer Experience. "If you’re not home for the latest episode of a favorite series or an anticipated new release, you can now watch while you’re on the go. The convenience of DVRs and on demand capabilities were just the beginning. With GO, our customers can enjoy great HBO and Cinemax programming from just about anywhere."
With HBO GO, Charter customers with Charter TV® who subscribe to HBO have free, unlimited access to more than 1,400 titles online, including every episode of every season of the best HBO shows, HBO Films, HBO Miniseries, documentaries, HBO Sports and blockbuster movies at any time and from any location in the U.S. with a broadband connection. MAX GO adds more than 400 titles of Cinemax programming online, allowing customers to instantly watch the biggest Hollywood blockbusters, indies, cult favorites and MAX After Dark series while on the go. Both services offer most programming in HD.
HBO GO and MAX GO offer Charter TV customers most new titles simultaneously with their premiere on HBO and Cinemax. Customers can browse the HBO GO website for movies, documentaries, and original series as well as exclusive bonus material, soundtrack and cast information. Customers can also create a "Watchlist" that keeps track of bookmarked content for later viewing. In addition, HBO GO and MAX GO can be personalized through a "Series Pass®" capability, which automatically sends new episodes of favorite original series when they arrive on the service.
Charter’s robust high-speed Internet service provides a superior online experience enabling consumers to enjoy streaming content, including this robust library from HBO GO and MAX GO, and all the Internet has to offer.
To view online, Charter’s HBO and Cinemax viewers can go to hbogo.com and maxgo.com or simply go to charter.net/hbo and charter.net/cinemax. Once there, customers sign in with their Charter user ID and password, make their selections and view.
Charter is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter TV® video entertainment programming, Charter Internet® access, and Charter Phone®. Charter Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter’s advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.
HBO GO® is only accessible in the U.S. where a high-speed broadband connection is available. Minimum connection of 3 Mbps required for HD viewing. Select titles not available in HD. ©2011 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. HBO® and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc.
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SOURCE Charter Communications, Inc.