Earlier we reported that HBO Go would finally be available to Time Warner Cable subscribers. Today we can tell you that HBO Go will now be available pretty much everywhere!
Cablevision Systems Corp. today announced an agreement to offer its iO TV customers access to HBO’s authenticated online video destinations, HBO GO and MAX GO. Cablevision customers who subscribe to HBO and/or Cinemax will have free, unlimited access to the corresponding online services at any time, on any computer in the U.S. with a high-speed Internet connection as well as iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and select Android devices. The company expects to launch these services in the next few months. “Given the success and popularity of our own Optimum App, we know our customers want the flexibility to watch the programming they receive as part of their cable television service in new ways, on a variety of devices, so we are very pleased to have reached agreement to offer HBO GO and MAX GO to our digital cable customers,” said John Trierweiler, executive vice president of product management.
“With the Optimum App and other TV Everywhere agreements, Cablevision is leading the way in empowering customers to watch what they want, when and where they want it, on an expanding array of television platforms.”
“Cablevision shares an appreciation for TV Everywhere and therefore recognizes the incredible value HBO GO adds to the HBOsubscription,” said Eric Kessler Co-President of HBO. “With the addition of their iO TV®customers, HBO GO will now be available to 98% of HBO subscribers.”
On both services, most programming is available in high definition. To access online, when the services launch, Cablevision’s HBO and Cinemax subscribers will be able to go to HBOGO.com and MAXGO.com, sign in with their Optimum ID and password, make their viewing selection and begin watching.
What a relief for all of those customers who’ve been waiting for HBO Go! Here’s to the future!