According to an announcement by both companies today, Verizon’s FiOS TV will be the first affiliate to offer HBO Go, the premium network’s broadband video portal, with 600 hours of content available to subscribers. See their statement:
NEW YORK – Verizon and HBO announced today that Verizon’s FiOS TV customers will be the first to gain access to HBOGO.com, HBO’s online video destination featuring over 600 hours of HBO programming. Starting tomorrow, FiOS customers who subscribe to HBO will automatically receive free, unlimited online access to HBO programming at any time, from any U.S. location with a broadband connection. These subscribers can access HBO GO with their Verizon FiOS log-in credentials at http://www.verizon.com/fiostvonline and http://www.hbogo.com. Customers must subscribe to both FiOS TV and FiOS Internet.
With over 600 hours of programming updated continuously, HBO GO complements HBO On Demand with four times more viewing choices among HBO’s acclaimed original series, HBO Films, miniseries, documentaries, HBO Sports and blockbuster movies. In addition, the service includes exclusive and bonus materials, soundtrack and cast information.
With HBO GO, FiOS TV customers who subscribe to HBO can instantly watch their favorite programs from a PC or MAC computer via a browser-based application. HBO GO will support Verizon subaccounts and allow up to three simultaneous users from the same household. Users have the ability to customize their experience through multiple browsing and viewing options, as well as the ability to restrict content with easy to use parental controls.
HBO GO also gives subscribers the ability to create a Watchlist where bookmarked content can be placed for later viewing and where the user will be alerted to the arrival of new episodes selected for Series Pass. HBO GO is the latest in the suite of HBO products offered by Verizon FiOS TV, including east and west feeds of seven multiplex channels available in HD, HBO On Demand and HBO On Demand in HD.