Whether measured by awards, critical acclaim, subscribers, profitability or viewers, Home Box Office, Inc., the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner Inc., is the world’s most successful pay TV service, providing the two television services – HBO® and Cinemax® – to approximately 134 million subscribers worldwide. The services offer the popular subscription video-on-demand products HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand®, as well as HBO GO® and MAX GO®, HD feeds and multiplex channels. HBO NOW®, the network’s internet-only premium streaming service, provides audiences with instant access to HBO’s acclaimed programming in the U.S. Internationally, HBO branded television networks, along with the subscription video-on-demand products HBO On Demand and HBO GO, bring HBO services to over 60 countries. HBO and Cinemax programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide.
HBO is the most-watched pay service in the U.S., offering original productions including series, films and miniseries, documentaries, championship boxing, concerts and family programming, as well as Hollywood blockbusters. Cinemax features more than 1,000 movie titles annually as well as new and exclusive primetime, high-impact series created for the channel.
HBO opened 2016 with a Golden Globe® Award for Best Performance By an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Oscar Isaac – Show Me a Hero).
In February, HBO won the Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short (A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness).
In May, HBO earned six George Foster Peabody Awards, for the documentaries Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief, How to Dance in Ohio, Night Will Fall and The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, as well as for The Leftovers and Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Killing Fields. HBO Sports won five Sports Emmy® Awards, for Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Houston Texans, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel and Mayweather/Pacquiao: At Last.
In September, HBO won 22 Primetime Emmy® Awards, the most of any network for the 15th year in a row. Game of Thrones led all programming with 12 Emmys®, including wins for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series; Veep won three awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Julia Louis-Dreyfus); and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver also won three awards, including Outstanding Variety Talk Series and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series. Other HBO Emmy® winners included Girls, Jim: The James Foley Story, Project Greenlight and VICE: Fighting ISIS.
HBO also won three News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, for Night Will Fall, Tashi and the Monk and Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists.