NEW YORK and MATTOON, Ill., Oct. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSL), a leading broadband and business communications provider, today announced it has reached an agreement with Home Box Office, Inc. to bring HBO NOW®, a standalone streaming service to its broadband customers. HBO NOW provides audiences with instant access to all of HBO—addictive series, unforgettable movies, thought-provoking documentaries, thrilling sports programs and entertaining comedy and music specials—and customers will have access to a 30-day free trial offer.
"We're very excited to build upon our partnerships with Consolidated Communications and bring the best HBO entertainment to their broadband customers," said Cheryl Tuverson, director, domestic network distribution, HBO. "This deal represents the commitment our companies share to evolve with our audiences, bringing them the very best programming in all the ways they want to access it."
"The addition of HBO Now further enhances our streaming content offering giving customers instant access to all of HBO," said Rob Koester, vice president of product management, consumer services at Consolidated Communications. "We're excited to be among the first cable providers in the U.S. to offer HBO Now giving our broadband customers even more in-demand content."
Consolidated customers can sign up for a 30-day introductory free trial of HBO NOW. After signing up, customers can access the service by downloading the HBO NOW app on their Android phone or tablet, Amazon FireTV, Fire Tablet, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Chromecast or Roku and selecting their affiliate from the drop down menu of providers. Upon initial registration, customers sign in to watch their favorite HBO programming on their mobile device or on their computer at HBONOW.com. Following the introductory free offer, HBO NOW will be available for a monthly subscription of $14.99.
HBO NOW subscribers can catch HBO's amazing line up of envelope-pushing series including Game of Thrones®, Westworld®, Big Little Lies, The DeuceSM, and Last Week Tonight with John OliverSM. See your shows, your movies, your way on HBO NOW, including the recent seasons of InsecureSM, Ballers®, Silicon Valley®, Veep®, and The Leftovers®, as well as other current uncensored programming like The Defiant Ones, Girls®, and Room 104, plus the latest hits from HBO Latino, including J Balvin: Bruuttal, Jardin de Bronce, El Hipnotizador and Entre Nos.
HBO NOW also features every episode of every season of HBO classics worth seeing again like The Sopranos®, Sex and the City®, Curb Your Enthusiasm®, True Blood®, The Wire® and Deadwood®. In addition, HBO NOW subscribers have instant access to must-see box office blockbusters like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Accountant, Jason Bourne, Hacksaw Ridge, Jackie, Nocturnal Animals and Sully, and coming soon: La La Land, Hidden Figures, Fifty Shades Darker, John Wick: Chapter Two and Split. Customers can learn more at Order.HBONOW.com.
About Consolidated Communications
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSL) is a leading broadband and business communications provider serving consumers, businesses of all sizes, and wireless companies and carriers, across a 24-state service area. Leveraging its advanced fiber optic network spanning more than 36,000 fiber route miles, Consolidated Communications offers a wide range of communications solutions, including: data, voice, video, managed services, cloud computing and wireless backhaul. Headquartered in Mattoon, Ill., Consolidated Communications has been providing services in many of its markets for more than a century.
About Home Box Office, Inc.
Home Box Office, Inc. is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. and the world's most successful pay TV service, providing the two television services — HBO® and Cinemax® — to approximately 134 million subscribers worldwide. The services offer the popular subscription video-on-demand products HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand®, as well as HBO GO® and MAX GO®, HD feeds and multiplex channels. HBO NOW®, the network's internet-only premium streaming service, provides audiences with instant access to HBO's acclaimed programming in the U.S. Internationally, HBO branded television networks, along with the subscription video-on-demand products HBO On Demand and HBO GO, bring HBO services to over 60 countries. HBO and Cinemax programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide.
Jennifer Spaude, Consolidated Communications
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