Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Skid Row (Clip) | HBO

  • Post category:HBO

Jon Frankel interviews Superior Court Judge Craig Mitchell, founder of LA’s Skid Row Run Club, which helps individuals with drug and alcohol abuse recovery – a lifeline for many, especially during the pandemic. #RealSports is all-new this month on HBO. #HBO #RealSports
Subscribe to HBO on YouTube: https://goo.gl/wtFYd7

Real Sports is television’s most-honored sports journalism program, and received last May its 19th Sports Emmy® Award for Outstanding Sports Journalism. In total, Real Sports has been honored with the Sports Emmy® for Outstanding Sports News Anthology five times in the past seven years, capturing 34 Emmys® in 24 years overall.

Get More Real Sports
Official Site of Real Sports: https://www.hbo.com/real-sports-with-bryant-gumbel
Twitter: https://twitter.com/realsportshbo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/realsportshbo/

Watch Now
Get HBO: https://itsh.bo/ways-to-get

Get More HBO
Official Site: https://itsh.bo/dotcom
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hbo
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hbo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hbo

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Skid Row (Clip) | HBO

Continue Reading Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Skid Row (Clip) | HBO

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Letter Perfect (Clip) | HBO

  • Post category:HBO

In the wake of the pandemic, the famed Scripps National Spelling Bee was cancelled, dashing the dreams of eighth graders in their final year of eligibility. Check out the all-new #RealSports on @HBO and stream it on @HBOMax. #HBO
Subscribe to HBO on YouTube: https://goo.gl/wtFYd7

Real Sports is television’s most-honored sports journalism program, and received last May its 19th Sports Emmy® Award for Outstanding Sports Journalism. In total, Real Sports has been honored with the Sports Emmy® for Outstanding Sports News Anthology five times in the past seven years, capturing 34 Emmys® in 24 years overall.

Get More Real Sports
Official Site of Real Sports: https://www.hbo.com/real-sports-with-bryant-gumbel
Twitter: https://twitter.com/realsportshbo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/realsportshbo/

Watch Now
Get HBO: https://itsh.bo/ways-to-get

Get More HBO
Official Site: https://itsh.bo/dotcom
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hbo
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hbo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hbo

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Letter Perfect (Clip) | HBO

Continue Reading Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Letter Perfect (Clip) | HBO

Showbiz Kids (2020): Official Trailer | HBO

  • Post category:HBO

#ShowbizKidsHBO offers a raw look at the glamour of Hollywood and the toll that early success can have on young professionals – premiereing July 14 at 9PM on HBO.

SHOWBIZ KIDS is executive produced by Bill Simmons and written & directed by former child actor Alex Winter, whose childhood experiences in show business inspired the film. Winter also relies on the perspectives of many of his peers to explore the complexities of growing up under the glare of Hollywood’s spotlight, refusing to shy away from the more difficult truths about the industry. Highlighting the shared experiences of prominent former child stars, SHOWBIZ KIDS features a wealth of intimate, revealing interviews with Evan Rachel Wood, Jada Pinkett Smith, Henry Thomas, Mara Wilson, Milla Jovovich, Wil Wheaton and the late Cameron Boyce and Diana Serra Cary. #HBO #HBODocs #ShowbizKids
Subscribe to HBO on YouTube: https://goo.gl/wtFYd7

Watch Now
Get HBO: https://itsh.bo/ways-to-get

Get More HBO
Official Site: https://itsh.bo/dotcom
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HBODocs
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hbo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hbodocs

Showbiz Kids (2020): Official Trailer | HBO

Continue Reading Showbiz Kids (2020): Official Trailer | HBO

Room 104: Season 4 | Official Trailer | HBO

  • Post category:HBO

Welcome to Room 104 where your pleasure is our priority. Thank you for choosing to stay with us as your preferred destination.

#Room104 premieres tonight at 11PM on HBO. #HBO #Room104HBO
Subscribe to HBO on YouTube: https://goo.gl/wtFYd7

ROOM 104 returns for its fourth and final season exclusively on HBO. Created by Mark and Jay Duplass, the late-night, half-hour anthology series returns with 12 new episodes, each telling a unique and unexpected tale of the characters who pass through a single room of a typical American chain motel. While the setting stays the same, every episode of the series features a different story, with the tone, plot, characters, and even the time period, changing with each installment.

Get More Room 104
Official Site: https://itsh.bo/room-104-series
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Room104HBO

Watch Now
Get HBO: https://itsh.bo/ways-to-get

Get More HBO
Official Site: https://itsh.bo/dotcom
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hbo
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hbo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hbo

Room 104: Season 4 | Official Trailer | HBO

Continue Reading Room 104: Season 4 | Official Trailer | HBO

Lovecraft Country: Official Trailer | HBO

  • Post category:HBO

This is family business.

#LovecraftCountry premieres August 16 on HBO. #HBO #LovecraftCountry
Subscribe to HBO on YouTube: https://goo.gl/wtFYd7

Official Site of Lovecraft Country on HBO: https://itsh.bo/lovecraft-country-series

Watch Now
Get HBO: https://itsh.bo/ways-to-get
Listen to “Shadow” and more from Amir Obé at http://smarturl.it/rNOTCW

Get More HBO
Official Site: https://itsh.bo/dotcom
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hbo
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hbo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hbo

Lovecraft Country: Official Trailer | HBO

Continue Reading Lovecraft Country: Official Trailer | HBO

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Skid Row (Full Segment) | HBO

  • Post category:HBO

Real Sports visits Skid Row, an area in Los Angeles populated largely by the homeless. It’s hardly the kind of place where one would expect to find a running team. But every day, many of Skid Row’s residents join in a jog led by a local judge who’s determined to give some troubled people a second chance in life. #RealSports #HBO
Subscribe to HBO on YouTube: https://goo.gl/wtFYd7

Real Sports is TV’s most-honored sports journalism series, with 32 Sports Emmy Awards, including 18 for Outstanding Sports Journalism. Now in its 25th season, the monthly magazine broadcast produces unchartered investigative pieces and in-depth profiles from across the sports spectrum.

Get More Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Official Site: https://www.hbo.com/real-sports-with-bryant-gumbel
Twitter: https://twitter.com/realsportshbo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/realsportshbo

Watch Now
Get HBO: https://itsh.bo/ways-to-get

Get More HBO
Official Site: https://itsh.bo/dotcom
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hbo
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hbo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hbo

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Skid Row (Full Segment) | HBO

Continue Reading Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Skid Row (Full Segment) | HBO

HBO Max reached 4.1M subscribers in first month, despite lack of distribution on Roku and Fire TV

  • Post category:HBO

HBO Max, the AT&T-owned streaming service that combines HBO with WarnerMedia content, now has 4.1 million subscribers who have activated their Max accounts, since its launch on May 27. Combined, HBO and HBO Max reached a total of 36.3 million U.S. subscribers by the end of the second quarter, according to statements made by AT&T CEO John Stankey on today’s earnings call. That figure has grown 5% from the 34.6 million subscribers the properties together had at the end of last year.

The 4.1 million figure represents those who have activated their accounts out of the total 26.5 million subscribers who have been given access to HBO Max. Of these 26.5 million, 23.5 million are wholesale (MPVDs), and 3 million are retail (direct to consumer.) However, the 4.1 million doesn’t include the entire 3 million subscriber base. *

WarnerMedia also clarified that there are 1 million wholesale subscribers using HBO Max via one of AT&T’s wireless plans or via AT&T’s broadband and pay TV service where it’s bundled.

Though it’s still early days for HBO Max, these numbers indicate that the vast majority of traditional HBO customers have not yet tried HBO Max, even though it’s free for them to use. Currently, HBO customers can authenticate with HBO Max using their cable or satellite TV provider account information. HBO Now subscribers, meanwhile, are automatically upgraded to Max across Hulu, mobile apps, select ISPs, and the HBO Now site.

The HBO strategy, from a consumer perspective, has been confusing. HBO is known as premium channel with mostly adult content. This chanel had been distributed across mobile devices as HBO GO for traditional pay TV customers and HBO Now for over-the-top users. With the launch of HBO Max, the goal has been to transform HBO into a broader offering for the whole family, similar to Netflix . To do so, HBO, WarnerMedia and other licensed content was combined under one roof.

AT&T said today that HBO Max customers spent, on average, 70% more time viewing the service on a weekly basis, compared with HBO Now. It also stressed the popularity of its original content, noting that all 6 of its new originals found themselves ranked among the top 25 viewed series on the platform. By August, HBO Max will have 21 new original series on the platform.

But WarnerMedia still wants to distribute “standard” HBO to its larger, existing customer base, and has a number of deals in place to do so across a variety of streaming TV services, like Hulu, and platforms, like Apple TV, in addition to numerous pay TV providers. In addition, HBO is sold as an add-on premium subscription across some platforms, like Amazon and Roku.

That makes it difficult for consumers to understand which version of HBO they can get and where it will work.

That significant challenge is made worse by the fact that WarnerMedia has not yet been able to ink deals for HBO Max with the two top streaming media platform providers in the U.S.: Amazon and Roku, which control 70% of the market. That means consumers who have heard of the new service won’t be able to find the app on these devices.

Stankey addressed this problem today when speaking to investors.

“We’ve tried repeatedly to make HBO Max available to all customers using Amazon Fire devices, including those customers that have purchased HBO via Amazon,” he said. “Unfortunately, Amazon has taken an approach of treating HBO Max and its customers differently than how they’ve chosen to treat other services, and their customers.”

The comments, which notably skip over any mention of Roku, come only days before Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is set to testify before the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee, along with CEOs from Apple, Google and Facebook, as part of the Committee’s ongoing investigation of potential anti-competitive practices in the digital marketplace.

One area of concern for the Committee is the power and control the tech companies have over their digital marketplaces, where they set terms, ban apps and services from distribution, and take commissions from businesses that compete with their own.

AT&T’s issue with Amazon, in this case, has to do with how it wants to distribute HBO Max across the media platforms. With its shift in strategy, AT&T aims to offer consumers a standalone app, similar to Netflix — as it does now on Apple TV and Android TV. But Amazon and Roku want to also sell subscriptions to HBO Max like they currently do for HBO through the Amazon Prime Video Channels platform and Roku’s Premium Subscription platform on The Roku Channel.

With Roku’s investment in The Roku Channel it’s been distancing itself from being the neutral platform it once was, as it’s now motivated to make deals that benefit its own goals around The Roku Channel’s subscription marketplace, the same as other non-neutral players, like Amazon. This is not a problem unique to HBO Max, either. NBCU’s new streaming service Peacock also failed to offer Roku and Fire TV support at launch, for similar reasons. Unfortunately, the consumer is the one who ultimately loses here as tech giants grapple over not only the dollars, but who will own the customer relationship in the long run.

Without distribution, AT&T’s WarnerMedia could be challenged to meet its goals for HBO Max.

The company, however, claims it’s still on track for 50-55 million HBO Max subscribers in the U.S by 2025. As part of this strategy, WarnerMedia also plans to launch HBO Max internationally and offer a lower-cost, as-supported version of the service sometime next year.

* Correction, 7/23/20: Due to the way the subscriber numbers were discussed on earnings, there were some nuance missed in terms of the breakdown. We’ve corrected this to be more accurate.

Source: techcrunch.com

Continue Reading HBO Max reached 4.1M subscribers in first month, despite lack of distribution on Roku and Fire TV

The Wire: Sh*t Clay Davis Says | HBO

  • Post category:HBO

Is it sheeeeeeeet or is it sheeeeeeeeee-it? Decide for yourself by watching The Wire’s resident state senator utter his favorite word. #HBO #TheWire
Subscribe to HBO on YouTube: https://goo.gl/wtFYd7

In the drug-ridden streets of West Baltimore, there are good guys and there are bad guys. Sometimes you need more than a badge to tell them apart.

Get More The Wire
Official Site: https://itsh.bo/the-wire-series
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheWire

Watch Now
Get HBO: https://itsh.bo/ways-to-get

Get More HBOSh*t Clay Davis Says
Official Site: https://itsh.bo/dotcom
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hbo
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hbo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hbo

The Wire: Sh*t Clay Davis Says | HBO

Continue Reading The Wire: Sh*t Clay Davis Says | HBO

We’re Here: Serving Lewks with Eureka (Episode 5 Bonus Clip) | HBO

  • Post category:HBO

Come on Princess Fiona! #HBO #WereHere
Subscribe to HBO on YouTube: https://goo.gl/wtFYd7

The six-part unscripted series recruits small-town residents across America to participate in a one-night-only drag show. In each episode, drag queens Shangela, Eureka, and Bob the Drag Queen and will inspire and teach their own “drag daughters” to step outside their comfort zone for a night of no-holds-barred, full-on drag.

Get more We’re Here
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/werehere/
Official Site: https://itsh.bo/were-here-series

Watch Now
Get HBO: https://itsh.bo/ways-to-get

Get More HBO
Official Site: https://itsh.bo/dotcom
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hbo
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hbo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hbo

We’re Here: Serving Lewks with Eureka (Episode 5 Bonus Clip) | HBO

Continue Reading We’re Here: Serving Lewks with Eureka (Episode 5 Bonus Clip) | HBO

I Know This Much Is True: Franciosi and Ettinger in Character – Dessa, Dominick, and Thomas | HBO

  • Post category:HBO

“They’re lifelong soulmates in a way, whether they’re together or apart.”

Aisling Franciosi and Philip Ettinger discuss the beginnings of Dessa and Dominick’s relationship and how the two are consistently connected. #HBO #IKnowThisMuchIsTrueHBO #IKTMIT
Subscribe to HBO on YouTube: https://goo.gl/wtFYd7

Based on the 1998 bestselling novel by Wally Lamb, adapted and directed by Derek Cianfrance, this limited series follows the parallel lives of identical twin brothers, played by Mark Ruffalo. A family saga, it tells a story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness set against the backdrop of 20th-century America.

Official Site of I Know This Much Is True on HBO: https://itsh.bo/IKTMIT-series

Watch Now
Get HBO: https://itsh.bo/ways-to-get

Get More HBO
Official Site: https://itsh.bo/dotcom
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hbo
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hbo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hbo

I Know This Much Is True: Franciosi and Ettinger in Character – Dessa, Dominick, and Thomas | HBO

Continue Reading I Know This Much Is True: Franciosi and Ettinger in Character – Dessa, Dominick, and Thomas | HBO