September 24, 2021

Who is HBO TV . channel

This article is about the U.S. pay television channel. For HBO in other countries, see List of HBO international channels. For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). "Home Box Office" redirects here. For the WarnerMedia-owned parent subsidiary, see Home Box Office, Inc. "HBO Family" and "HBO Signature" redirect here. For the Asian pay television channels, see HBO Family (Asian TV channel) and HBO Signature (Asian TV channel).

History HBO TV . channel

Cable television executive Charles Dolan—through his company, Sterling Information Services—founded Manhattan Cable TV Services (renamed Sterling Manhattan Cable Television in January 1971), a cable system franchise serving the Lower Manhattan section of New York City (covering an area extending southward from 79th Street on the Upper East Side to 86th Street on the Upper West Side), which began limited service in September 1966. Manhattan Cable was notable for being the first urban underground cable television system to operate in the United States; because of a longstanding New York City Council ordinance that restricted electrical and telecommunication wiring from being run above ground to prevent widespread service disruptions as well as the multitude of tall buildings on Manhattan Island causing impairment of television signals, the company had laid cable lines beneath the streets of and into buildings throughout Manhattan.

Information List

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TypePremium television network
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaNational
HeadquartersNew York City
Spanish (HBO Latino; also as SAP option on all other channels)
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the network's SDTV channel feeds)
Timeshift service
  • HBO (East / West / Hawaii)
  • HBO2 (East / West)
  • HBO Comedy (East / West)
  • HBO Family (East / West)
  • HBO Latino (East / West)
  • HBO Signature (East / West)
  • HBO Zone (East / West)
OwnerWarnerMedia Studios & Networks
ParentHome Box Office, Inc.
Key people
  • John K. Billock (President, HBO U.S. Group)
  • Casey Bloys (President, Programming)
  • Amy Gravitt (Co-EVP, Programming)
  • Francesca Orsi (Co-EVP, Programming)
  • Nina Rosenstein (Co-EVP, Programming)
  • Amy Hodge (VP, Original Programming)
Sister channels
LaunchedNovember 8, 1972; 48 years ago
Available on all U.S. cable systemsChannel assignments vary by local provider
DirecTV[note 1]
  • 501, 502, 503, 506, 507, 509, 511 (East)
  • 504, 505, 508 (West)
  • 1501 (VOD)
Dish Network[note 2]
  • 310, 312–315 (East)
  • 311 (West)
Verizon FiOS
  • 899–913 (HD)
  • 400–413 (SD)
U-verse TV
  • 1802–1815 (HD)
  • 802–815 (SD)
DirecTV StreamOver-the-top TV
Available feeds
Hulu + Live TV[note 3]Over-the-top TV
Available feeds
YouTube TVOver-the-top TV
Available feeds
Streaming media
  • (subscription required to access content)
The Roku Channel
(deprecated)[note 4]
Over-the-top TV
Available feeds