Home Box Office (HBO), a subsidiary of Time Warner, offers two 24/7 pay-television services (HBO and Cinemax) to over 40 million subscribers in the United States. Apart from United States, HBO services are offered[by whom?] in India, Central Europe, Canada, and in over 150 other countries.
The services include the subscription video-on-demand products, HBO On Demand and Cinemax On Demand, as well as multiplex channels and HD feeds. Internationally, the subscription video-on-demand products HBO On Demand and HBO Mobile, along with HBO-branded joint ventures, bring its services to over 50 countries.
Since 1977, HBO has produced original programming, which includes dramas and comedies in addition to its slate of theatrical films. Most of these shows are rated TV-MA, and often feature suggestive themes and high amounts of profanity, violence, and nudity – content that would be much more difficult to get on basic cable channels, for fear of losing sponsors.
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