Launched in November 1972, Home Box Office, the pay television programming division of Time Warner Inc., is the oldest and largest pay television network in the United States. A 24-hour broad-appeal service, HBO is known for the quality and diversity of its commercially uninterrupted programming. Each month HBO offers more than 90 theatrical motion pictures, as well as HBO original productions including series, movies, documentaries, comedy, music, family shows, sports specials and World Championship Boxing.
Building on its strong position in the US, Home Box Office has become a major player in the expanding international media arena. Outside the US, HBO services are available in more than 50 countries and reach over 16 million subscribers. Currently, HBO International has interests in HBO services in Latin America, Asia and Central Europe, as well as 7 basic networks distributed 7internationally.