What is HBO and how does it work?

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What is HBO? - The story behind this franchise

The simplest definition is to say that HBO is a television channel in subscription, that is, you have to "sign up" and pay to receive his services.

But HBO isn't just a pay TV channel; but it is by far the most famous in the world, since it counts millions of users active.

But success is not something new, because since its inception in 1960 it has been a success. And that in that year its popularity arose because it differed from other channels; since it did not depend on the terrestrial transmission network typical of that time. This makes HBO a pioneer channel in this field, as it was the first channel  not to depend on this network.



If we talk directly about the content that HBO broadcasts, we can mention that it was characterized by originality and creativity. Well, on this channel you can enjoy the most recent films just taken from the cinema; but also original series, among the most famous, Game of Thrones, which has been a total success with the public in all its seasons.

Another feature of HBO has been to pay attention to the tastes and preferences of users, which is why there is a space on its channel for lovers of watching. sport events.

On their channel they are responsible for broadcasting basketball games, boxing tournaments and other sports. Also in Latin America, HBO has other channels such as HBO Signature, HBO +, HBO Family, Cinemax, among others, all this to pamper and entertain its many users in Latin america.

Speaking of cutting-edge television, HBO has been busy over the years transforming its channel into services of streaming. For example, with HBO Go (2010) in which initially you could enjoy at least a thousand hours of content. Also HBO Now (2015) which had essentially the same content as HBO Go; but with the innovation that people could get the service without having regular TV service.



Later (2019) it was announced that another HBO streaming service would be appearing in the world by mid-May 2020; but this time with the name of HBOMax.

A new streaming channel where you can enjoy movies and series of famous channels like TNT, Cartoon Network, DC, Warner Bros, Crunchyroll, Studio Ghibli and others.

How does HBO work?

The operation of this channel has evolved by leaps and bounds, because before it could only be enjoyed on cable or satellite TV, but now it can be enjoyed on almost all the devices with access to the Internet and on multiple devices at the same time with your account. HBO services work in subscription, as we said at the beginning, you have to register on the official HBO platform and pay monthly.


Something cool about this service is that it works with advantages For example, for the user or subscriber, when they subscribe to HBO to watch their movies and series, the first 14 days of service will be free.

HBO calls it a "free trial", which is a time when you can enjoy all HBO movies and series without exception for free.

To start enjoying these free 14-day trial period, you must include banking information such as credit card number or payment information, because after 4 days you have to start paying for the service.


In short, this is basically all that HBO it is and how it works. You will have noticed that it is a platform for watching very good movies and series, quite complete and that it is certainly ideal for you.

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