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Hong Kong’s now TV first in Asia to offer HBO Go

HBO Asia is launching its HBO GO internet-based streaming service on now TV in Hong Kong, providing subscribers with access to content from the US-based channel.

The service features new episodes of the HBO originals Game of Thrones, The Newsroom, True Blood and Veep just 12 hours after their US broadcast. HBO GO makes its Asian debut in Hong Kong this week and is free to now TV’s HBO subscribers.

“HBO GO is a versatile service enabling subscribers to maximize their HBO entertainment across multiple devices, whether at home or on the move, and Hong Kong subscribers of our long-term exclusive partner, now TV, are the first to enjoy this brand new broadband streaming service,” said Jonathan Spink, the CEO of HBO Asia.

Janice Lee, managing director of TV and new media at PCCW, the consortium behind now TV added, “We are excited to be the first in Asia to offer HBO GO and our customers will soon be able to access HBO’s great movies and TV series anytime and anywhere. With more than 1.4 million downloads of our app, users are able to enjoy more than 25 live channels and 1,500 hours of on-demand programming comprising around 600 titles of movies, TV dramas, sports, variety shows and news programs.”