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HBO Go launches on Verizon

February 19, 2010

Verizon’s FiOS TV debuts HBO Go the latest contribution to making content available anywhere (in the US in this case). will feature more than 600 hours of HBO shows, including its hit series – more than four times what is typically available on HBO’s TV on demand services. HBO will update the roster more regularly than TV on demand, which it usually refreshes once a week.

Verizon FiOS customers will be the first to get access to the HBO Go site, though Comcast HBO subscribers can see similar content through Comcast’s Fancast site.

While HBO Go users will be able to see shows on a PC or a Mac anywhere in the US, they will not initially be able to watch them on newer non-Flash-compatible devices like Apple Inc’s iPad. HBO is working on making the service compatible with other devices including smartphones.

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