|Type||Cable network (movies, sports)|
|Availability||United States, national|
|Headquarters||New York City|
|Owner||Home Box Office, Inc. (Time Warner)|
|Key people||Bill Nelson - CEO|
|Launch date||November 8, 1972|
HBO (Home Box Office) is an American cable television network. HBO show movies made for theaters as well as television. The also show many original television programs, including The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, and Big Love. Other popular series include Oz, True Blood, Carnivàle, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Game of Thrones, Sesame Street, The Wire, Entourage, and Deadwood. HBO is owned by Time Warner.
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