May 12, 2008 |
HBO will sell ?The Sopranos,? ?Sex and the City,? ?Deadwood? and ?Rome,? ?Flight of the Conchords? and ?The Wire," among others, on the iTunes store. All 94 episodes of "Sex in the City" will be available (a mere $187 for the whole run!) at $1.99 each while more popular shows like the "Sopranos" and "Deadwood" will cost $2.99. HBO is also trying tosellstream its content on a website called HBO on Broadband . However, this move monetizes the service completely, allowing even non-subscribers access to HBO content.
July 25, 2012 |
Premium TV channel HBO was quick to dispel any notion of forming a partnership with video rental service Netflix, the company said today. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings insinuated that his company could possibly form an agreement with HBO — either through a future content licensing agreement or content distribution deals — in its Q2 2012 letter to shareholders Yesterday. In the letter, Hastings wrote: "While we compete for content and viewing time with HBO, it is also possible we will find opportunities to work together –...
August 25, 2008 |
From simple concepts can come complex consequences. Such is the case with "The Black List," a 90-minute HBO documentary that, despite its title, has nothing to do with alleged communists being ostracized during the Cold War. No. The names on this "black list" are "some of today's most fascinating and influential African Americans," as HBO says, and the documentary is officially subtitled "Volume 1," because the men and women on tonight's premiere are...
August 10, 2009
"The Nine Lives of Marion Barry" debuts Monday night at 9 on HBO, and will be telecast throughout August. The Post's Marc Fisher reviewed the documentary when it premiered at the Silverdocs festival this summer, and wrote that the film features "the same old Barry patter, the smooth charmer trying one more time to wriggle out of trouble. . . . Yet there is honesty and truth in this account of Barry's mysterious hold over Washington through nearly its entire history of self-rule.
March 11, 2008 |
Chicks are back, accessible is back, fun is back at HBO. The network, which just wrapped up a wrist-slittingly depressing final season of "The Wire" and is still angsting its way through five nights a week of "In Treatment" (tonight's patient: Alex, the arrogant Navy pilot who insists his recent brush with death and a disastrous mission in Iraq have had no effect on him), announced yesterday it has ordered up 13 episodes of a new drama series, "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency," based on the international best-selling novels of Alexander McCall...
February 20, 2008 |
In its latest attempt to stem the decline in first-class mail, the U.S. Postal Service is collaborating with HBO to promote letter writing -- and a television miniseries about one of the most prolific letter writers in American history. This month and next, about 3 billion pieces of mail will bear a special postmark with a quotation from John Adams, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the second president of the United States, who famously exchanged more than 1,100 letters with his wife, Abigail.