be to multichannel video service offerings. Home Box Office is continuing to invest in technology to enhance functionalities and the overall consumer experience on the HBO GO, MAX GO and HBO NOW streaming services. In the U.S., Home Box Office’s premium pay television service is distributed by affiliates. HBO NOW is distributed by third parties, including digital distributors and some traditional affiliates. In addition, Home Box Office sells its original programming in both physical and digital formats and licenses some of its programming to the Amazon Prime SVOD service. Internationally, Home Box Office tailors the distribution of its programming for each territory using various distribution models, such as premium pay and basic tier television services distributed by affiliates, licensing and/or sale of programming, streaming services distributed by third parties and direct-to-consumer streaming services. HBO- and Cinemax-branded premium pay, basic tier television and streaming services are distributed in approximately 60 countries in Latin America, Asia and Europe. Home Box Office’s original programming is also available to consumers in approximately 150 countries, both via licenses to international television networks and SVOD and other OTT services and through sales of programming in physical and digital formats. Home Box Office Programming Domestic Original Programming Home Box Office continues to invest in original programming for HBO and Cinemax. HBO’s original programming features comedy series, such as Game of Thrones, Girls, The Leftovers, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Silicon Valley, True Detective and Veep, as well as HBO films, such as Bessie and Nightingale, mini-series, such as Olive Kitteridge and Show Me a Hero, boxing matches and other sports programming, documentaries, such as Citizenfour, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief and The Jinx: The Life and Death of Robert Durst and comedy and music specials. Home Box Office continues to expand HBO’s roster of original series. In 2015, Home Box Office premiered new series Ballers, The Brink and Togetherness. In 2016, Home Box Office plans to premiere four additional new series, including Vinyl (from Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger), Divorce (starring Sarah Jessica Parker) and Westworld (produced by Warner Bros.). Home Box Office has also worked closely with Warner Bros. on original programming, such as The Leftovers and The Casual Vacancy. Home Box Office is also expanding the scope of the programming it offers to reach new audiences and support both its premium pay television services and HBO NOW. In 2016, Home Box Office would add new episodes and approximately 150 library episodes of Sesame Street to its kids programming, and will also begin airing a daily newscast from VICE and original programming from Bill Simmons and Jon Stewart. In 2015, Home Box Office received a record 43 Primetime Emmy Awards, the most of any network for the 14th year in a row, with Game of Thrones winning 12 awards. In 2015, Home Box Office also won Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature (Citizenfour) and Documentary Short Subject (Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1), a Golden Globe Award (The Normal Heart), three George Foster Peabody Awards for documentaries and two Sports Emmy Awards. Cinemax’s original primetime series in 2015 included Banshee, The Knick and Strike Back. In 2016, Cinemax plans to premiere the series Outcast and air a new season of Banshee. Domestic Licensed Programming Domestically, a significant portion of the programming on HBO and Cinemax consists of uncut and uncensored feature films, including recently-released feature films. Home Box Office has long-term licensing agreements with major film studios and independent producers and distributors, including Warner Bros., Twentieth Century Fox (Fox), Universal Pictures (Universal) and Summit Entertainment. The agreements provide Home Box Office the exclusive right to exhibit and distribute on its premium pay television services and digital platforms the entire feature film slate theatrically released in the U.S. by these studios during specified relea
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