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HBO, Verizon Fios TV introduce HBO Go

MUMBAI: US broadcaster HBO and Verizon have announced that Verizon’s Fios TV customers will be the first to gain access to HBOGO.com, HBO’s online video destination featuring over 600 hours of HBO programming.


Fios customers who subscribe to HBO will automatically receive free, unlimited online access to HBO programming at any time, from any US location with a broadband connection. These subscribers can access HBO GO with their Verizon FiOS log-in credentials at verizon.com/fiostvonline and hbogo.com. Customers must subscribe to both Fios TV and Fios Internet.
 
HBO co-president Eric Kessler says, "HBO Go immerses customers into an elegantly designed HBO environment with access to a robust offering of HBO programming. Together with Verizon we’ve delivered a simple authentication process that gives FiOS and HBO subscribers easy entry to HBO GO"


Verizon VP consumer strategy and planning Shawn Strickland said, "HBO Go adds more value to Fios TV customers’ HBO subscriptions with the convenience of accessing their programming in more ways and in more places. We’re excited to add this experience to our already extensive HBO offerings, further enhancing the TV and Internet experience that only FiOS delivers." 
 
With HBO Go, Fios TV customers who subscribe to HBO can instantly watch the programmes from a PC or Mac computer via a browser-based application. HBO Go will support Verizon subaccounts and allow up to three simultaneous users from the same household. Users have the ability to customise their experience through multiple browsing and viewing options, as well as the ability to restrict content with easy to use parental controls.


HBO Go also gives subscribers the ability to create a Watchlist where bookmarked content can be placed for later viewing and where the user will be alerted to the arrival of new episodes selected for Series Pass. HBO GO is the latest in the suite of HBO products offered by Verizon Fios TV, including east and west feeds of seven multiplex channels available in HD, HBO On Demand and HBO On Demand in HD.
 

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