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HBO GO launches in Vietnam

July 10, 2019

HBO Asia, its Vietnam agent and their platform partner FPT Play have announced that streaming service HBO GO is now available in Vietnam on the FPT Play app.

HBO GO allows subscribers unlimited access to stream HBO’s vast library of HBO Original content (series, movies and documentaries) from the US and Asia, Hollywood blockbusters, Asian hit movies as well as all-time favourite kids programmes anytime, anywhere. The latest series will premiere on HBO GO on the same day as the US.

Jonathan Spink, CEO of HBO Asia said: “We are pleased to launch HBO GO in Vietnam through our partner, HBO Asia’s online streaming service is now available for the first time through FPT in Vietnam and will soon be available on more platforms. With HBO GO, subscribers will have access to a vast library of thousands of hours of studio blockbusters and HBO Originals programmes from the U.S. and Asia anytime, anywhere, through their digital and mobile devices.” He adds, “Subscribers can also live stream the HBO, MAX by HBO and RED by HBO channels which are subtitled in Vietnamese.”

Nguyen Hanh, President, added: “By paving the way for the successful launch of HBO GO in Vietnam, has entered the digital delivery field, the new dominant paradigm for entertainment content. We have been preparing to unveil HBO GO in the market for over three years, ensuring that the service is in full compliance with local law, and that we can provide local audiences with the greatest entertainment programming service ever brought to Vietnam. We wish to express our sincere thanks to HBO Asia for its comprehensive support, and special thanks to FPT Play for its joint efforts, as well as the whole-hearted commitment we both share in making HBO GO for Vietnamese audiences a reality.”

Vu Anh Tu, Deputy General Director of FPT Telecom, representing FPT Play, said: “HBO’s brand has long captured the hearts of millions of Vietnamese viewers. It is our great pleasure to become the very first Internet TV service provider to offer HBO, Red by HBO and Max by HBO with its thousands of hours of movies to Vietnamese audiences. It will be the first time young Vietnamese audiences have a chance to enjoy Band of Brothers, the latest season of Game of Thrones, and thousands of blockbusters and action programming on platforms including smartphone, tablet, Smart TV, the web and FPT Play Box. The launch of HBO GO marked a critical breakthrough for FPT Play in providing the best audience experience. Working with a world-leading content provider, we will do our utmost to utilize technologies and infrastructure capable of offering audiences the most entertaining and relaxing programming, worthy of the No. 1-rated OTT service provider in Vietnam”.

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