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Blue Ridge Communication launches latest online offerings from HBO

Published March 07. 2012 05:01PM

Blue Ridge Communications today announced the launch of HBO's new authenticated online video destinations, HBO GO® and MAX GO®.

Blue Ridge's 20,500 customers who subscribe to HBO and/or Cinemax will now have free, unlimited access to the corresponding new online services at any time, on any computer in the U.S. with a high-speed Internet connection as well as iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch®, select Android devices and platforms such as Samsung Smart TV.

"We're very excited to be one of the first independent operators in the country to launch HBO and MAX GO," said Joe Lorah, Corporate Director of Marketing and Customer Service. "These new services will give our customers more choices, more content and more control on when and where they view their HBO and Cinemax programs."

HBO GO, which offers more than 1,400 titles online, allows Blue Ridge's authenticated HBO customers to instantly watch every episode of every season of the best HBO shows including current series like LuckSM, Game of Thrones®, True Blood®, and Boardwalk Empire®, classics like The Sopranos®, Sex and the City® and Deadwood®, plus HBO original films, miniseries, sports, documentaries, and specials as well as a wide selection of blockbuster theatricals.

HBO's sister service, MAX GO, adds more than 400 titles of Cinemax programming online, providing instant access to hundreds of Hollywood hit movies, indies, cult favorites, the MAX After Dark series as well as new and exclusive, primetime high-impact drama series like Strike Back_, specifically created for the channel.

With the online services, 20,500 customers get most new titles simultaneously with their premiere on the networks; the ability to create a "Watchlist" that keeps track of bookmarked content for later viewing; bonus content including interviews, recaps, and behind-the-scenes extras; and customizable views showing titles in slideshow, grid or list format. In addition, HBO GO can be personalized through a "Series Pass®" capability which automatically alerts viewers to new episodes of favorite HBO programs when they arrive on the service.

HBO GO and MAX GO are the latest additions to HBO's digital offerings and a perfect complement to HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand® with even more viewing choices. On both services, most programming is available in high definition.

To access online, Blue Ridge's HBO and Cinemax subscribers can go to and, or simply log onto Subscribers can then sign in with their Blue Ridge user ID and password, make their viewing selection and begin watching.

About Blue Ridge Communications

Blue Ridge Communications, the nation's 23rd largest cable company, is a full service communications provider serving northeastern and southeastern Pennsylvania. Blue Ridge Communications, a subsidiary of Pencor Services, Inc., offers advanced services including Digital Cable with On Demand, DVR, HDTV, High Speed Internet, Digital Phone and Home Security. For more information, visit

HBO GO® is only accessible in the US where a high speed broadband connection is available. Minimum connection of 3 Mbps required for HD viewing. Select titles not available in HD. Minimum 3G connection is required for viewing on mobile devices. Some restrictions may apply. ©2011 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. HBO® and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc.

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