Bend, Oregon -- February, 21, 2012 – BendBroadband today announced the launch of HBO’s new authenticated online video destinations, HBO GO® and MAX GO®. HBO and Cinemax subscribers 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® and
select Android™ devices.
“BendBroadband is delighted to be one of the first small cable operators in the nation to launch these exciting new services,” said John Farwell, BendBroadband’s Vice President of Business Operations. “Ultimately being a technology leader means delivering products and services that enhance the value for our customers and enrich their experience.”
HBO GO, which offers more than 1400 titles online, allows BendBroadband’s authenticated HBO customers to instantly watch every episode of every season of the best HBO shows including current series like Luck, 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 network.
With the online services, BendBroadband 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
To access online, BendBroadband’s HBO and Cinemax subscribers can go to HBOGO.com and MAXGO.com. Subscribers can then sign in with their
BendBroadband email/user ID and password, make their viewing selection and
BendBroadband is a family-owned, local company serving Central Oregon since 1955. A leader in the cable and broadband sectors, the company offers an extensive range of broadband, fiber connectivity, cable television and telephone services for
commercial and residential customers. Central Oregon facilities include more
than 1500 miles of fiber and coax infrastructure and wireless facilities which
cover all Central Oregon communities. Services include metropolitan optical
Ethernet, T-1/PRI and hosted PBX services.
High-speed Internet options provide speeds up to 100 Mbps, with 1 GigE
offerings available. The company serves rural customers over a 4G LTE
fixed-wireless network, one of a few such broadband networks in the nation. In
2011, the company opened the BendBroadband Vault, a Tier III, SSAE 16, LEED
Gold-certified data center with hosted storage for primary site and disaster
recovery needs, equipment colocation and managed services.
BendBroadband was among the first companies in the United States to convert to a 100% digital video signal and offers a spectrum of video services, including multi-room DVR and TV Everywhere service to tablets and mobile devices. BendBroadband focuses its corporate contributions and sponsorship efforts on youth, and by supporting an array of arts and entertainment in Central Oregon. In the community,
BendBroadband provides extensive local sports coverage, civic programming and
local features created and produced by COTV, channel 11 and 611.