Home Box Office is an American pay television network, which is the flagship property of namesake parent subsidiary Home Box Office, Inc.; itself a unit owned by Warner Bros. Discovery. Programming featured on the network consists primarily of theatrically released motion pictures and original television programs as well as made-for-cable movies, documentaries, occasional comedy and concert specials, and periodic interstitial programs. HBO is the oldest and longest continuously operating subscription television service in the United States. HBO pioneered modern pay television upon its launch on November 8, 1972: it was the first television service to be directly transmitted and distributed to individual cable television systems, and was the conceptual blueprint for the "premium channel," pay television services sold to subscribers for an extra monthly fee that do not accept traditional advertising and present their programming without editing for objectionable material.

Read more in the app

How HBO Max's The Staircase Adds a Meta Twist to a Well-Known True Crime Story

The Staircase: The real life feud between the directors of the Netflix series and the HBO dramatisation

OPINION: Why the glossy HBO series The Staircase should NEVER have been made

'Barry' Renewed for Season 4 at HBO

'Wonder Twins' Movie Not Moving Forward at HBO Max

Lizzo Is Getting Her Own HBO Max Documentary

Lizzo Documentary Coming to HBO Max This Fall: ‘About Damn Time’

HBO Max’s The Staircase Let the Original Creators Down

HBO & HBO Max Renew 11 TV Shows in 2022 (& the Latest Renewal Is a New Fan Fave!)

The 25 Best Thrillers on HBO Max

The 25 Best Hidden Gems on HBO Max

How Hulu's Candy Writers Feel About HBO Max's Dueling Adaptation

HBO Drops 'Westworld' Season 4 Trailer, Premiere Date Revealed - Watch Now!

Yes, DeuxMoi Is the Inspiration for HBO Max's Next Drama

HBO Actress Rachelle Vinberg Calls Director Cary Joji Fukunaga 'a Groomer' Who 'Traumatizes' Women

HBO Max's 'The Staircase' Will Examine The Owl Theory - Here's What That Is

Game Of Thrones fans delight at new trailer for Game Of Thrones prequel House Of The Dragon

‘House of the Dragon’: HBO Drops Fiery Dragon Footage and Character Posters for ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Series

'The Staircase': A Guide to the Family, Theories and HBO Max Series (Exclusive)

HBO & HBO Max Renew 10 TV Shows in 2022 (& the Latest Renewal Is a New Fan Fave!)