HBO Asia Launches HBO Go on Sky Cable

HBO Go launch 2014

From Left: Jonathan Spink (CEO of HBO Asia), Saab Magalona, Pia Magalona, Maxene Magalona, and Ray Montinola (COO of Sky Cable)

HBO Asia finally launched HBO Go in the Philippines on March 10, 2014 exclusively on Sky Cable.

HBO Go is a broadband streaming service which allows users to enjoy over 1000 hours of uncut HBO and Cinemax original content on smartphones (only available on iOS and Android), tablets and even desktop computers. Subscribers will be able to watch series such as Game of Thrones, True Detective, Girls, Veep and Strike Back, 12 hours after episodes are aired in the United States. Another good thing, HBO Go subscribers have unlimited access to archives of original movies, concerts, documentaries, and series — even behind the scenes footage of HBO Originals.

According to Jonathan Spink, Chief Executive Officer, HBO Asia

“HBO GO is a versatile service enabling subscribers to maximize their HBO experience across multiple devices, whether at home or on the move. Available exclusively toSKYcable in the Philippines, subscribers of HBO GO can enjoy watching over 1,000 hours of quality HBO Original content 12-hours after U.S. telecast. This helps combat piracy and gives subscribers an opportunity to catch the newest episodes of their favorite HBO shows earlier.”

Carlo L. Katigbak, CEO and President of SKY Cable Corporation said,

“It is with pride and excitement that SKY welcomes HBO GO’s debut in the Philippines. We at SKY feel honored and privileged to be the exclusive partner of HBO for this service which we predict will be the new wave of watching movies and entertainment content. The Philippines is only the second country in Asia to carry HBO GO. HBO’s decision to launch it here indicates the great potential in our country, and their utmost trust in SKY. This development underscores SKY’s mission to enrich the lives of Filipinos through education, communication and entertainment. As always, SKY aims to give quality content and service to our subscribers, to continually awe and delight them through our brand of Wow at Saya para sa Kapamilya.”

Features of HBO Go:

  • HBO Go allows up to three devices to be registered.
  • Interconnectivity — Allows content to be viewed from one device to another. Resume viewing on your second device from where you left off on your first device.
  • Watchlist — Create and customize your own watch list that keeps track of bookmarked content for later viewing.
  • Parental Control — This feature allows restrictions to be placed on accessing certain content. This is password protected and the password can be different from the login password.
  • Adaptive Streaming — working best on a 1.9Mbps connections, the minimum being 500 Kbps for mobile devices and 1Mbps for all other devices. HBO Go cleverly adjusts to the speed of your broadband connection to ensure an optimum viewing experience.
  • Share Link — share what you are watching on your Facebook and Twitter feeds by clicking on the Share link.