Verizon and Home Box Office, Inc. announced today that Verizon's FiOS TV customers are the first to gain access to MAXGO.com, Cinemax's online video destination featuring more than 700 hours of Cinemax programming monthly. Similar to HBO GOSM, which launched with FiOS in February of this year, MAX GO offers free, unlimited online access to Cinemax programming at any time, from any U.S. location with a broadband connection.
FiOS TV customers who subscribe to Cinemax can now access MAX GO with their Verizon FiOS log-in credentials at www.verizon.com/fiostvonline and www.maxgo.com. Verizon and HBO are joining forces to celebrate the launch at the New York Jets home opener at the New Meadowlands Stadium on Monday, Sept. 13, with MAX GO and HBO GO demonstrations in the Verizon Studio, as well as special premium giveaways, dance crew performances and contests.
"With the addition of MAX GO, Verizon FiOS subscribers will be the first to enjoy the full suite of Cinemax offerings. Whether watching the linear channels, searching Cinemax on Demand or now clicking through MAX GO, the programming is available the way the consumer desires to access it," said Shelley Brindle, senior vice president, Domestic Network Distribution, HBO.
Shawn Strickland, vice president of consumer strategy and planning for Verizon, said, "Verizon's FiOS customers are getting even more value from their Cinemax subscription with MAX GO, which allows them to access programming at any time, from any location. We're excited for MAX GO to join HBO GO and our growing content offering, further enhancing the TV and Internet experience that only FiOS delivers."
With MAX GO, FiOS customers who subscribe to Cinemax can instantly watch the biggest Hollywood hits, indies, cult favorites and MAX After Dark series - all in HD - online from a PC or Mac computer. MAX GO will support Verizon subaccounts to enable multiple users from the same household. Users are able to customize their experience through multiple browsing and viewing options, and can restrict content with easy to use parental controls.
Like HBO GO, MAX GO also gives subscribers the ability to create a Watchlist that keeps track of bookmarked content for later viewing. In addition, users will find extra content including interviews, recaps, and behind-the-scenes pieces; customizable views showing titles in slideshow, grid or list format; and Browse by Tags, a new feature allowing users to find titles via keywords. MAX GO is the latest in the suite of Cinemax products offered by Verizon FiOS TV, including nine SD channels and seven in HD, Cinemax On DemandSM and Cinemax On Demand in HD.
MAX GO joins Verizon FiOS TV's growing online video offerings as well as a broad collection of programming that includes more than 580 all-digital channels with up to 140 HD channels and 18,000 monthly video-on-demand titles. FiOS also provides next-generation interactive services including an advanced interactive media guide; social networking, news and entertainment widgets; remote DVR management via broadband or cell phone; and more.
Home Box Office, Inc. is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner Inc., providing two 24-hour pay television services - HBO® and Cinemax® - to over 40 million U.S. subscribers. The services offer the most popular subscription video on demand products, HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On DemandSM, as well as HBO GOSM, HD feeds and multiplex channels. Internationally, HBO branded television networks, along with the subscription video on demand products HBO On Demand and HBO Mobile®, bring HBO services to over 50 countries. HBO programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 92 million customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.