Mar 25, 2013 1:07 PM by Press Release
March, 22 2013 - LUS Fiber today announced the launch of HBO's new authenticated online video destinations, HBO GO® and MAX GO®. All LUS Fiber customers who subscribe to HBO and/or Cinemax will now have free, unlimited access to the corresponding new online services at any time, on any computer in the U.S. with a high-speed Internet connection as well as iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch® and select AndroidTM devices. HBO subscribers can enjoy even more ways to watch on Xbox 360®, Samsung Smart TVsTM Roku® and Kindle Fire.
"We are among the first of providers of our size to launch these services," says Terry Huval, Director of LUS Fiber. "Our employees will continue to work diligently with national networks so that we can increase our online viewing service." He continues, "Our staff remains very focused on emerging technologies that will enhance the service we provide to our customers. With this deployment, LUS Fiber continues its commitment to Lafayette to seek and deploy features that keep our system on the cutting edge of technology and entertainment."
HBO GO, which offers more than 1700 titles online, allows LUS Fiber's authenticated HBO customers to instantly watch every episode of every season of the best HBO shows including current series like Game of Thrones®,True Blood®, and Boardwalk Empire®, classics like The Sopranos®, Sex and the City® and Deadwood®, plus HBO original films, miniseries, sports, documentaries, and specials as well as a wide selection of blockbuster theatricals.
HBO's sister service, MAX GO, adds more than 400 titles of Cinemax programming online, providing instant access to hundreds of Hollywood hit movies, indies, cult favorites, the MAX After Dark series as well as new and exclusive, primetime high-impact drama series like Strike Back?, specifically created for the channel.
With the HBO and Cinemax online services, LUS Fiber customers get most new titles simultaneously with their premiere on the networks; the ability to create a "Watchlist" that keeps track of bookmarked content for later viewing; bonus content including interviews, recaps, and behind-the-scenes extras; and customizable views showing titles in slideshow, grid or list format. In addition, HBO GO can be personalized through a "Series Pass®" capability which automatically alerts viewers to new episodes of favorite HBO programs when they arrive on the service.
HBO GO and MAX GO are the latest additions to HBO's digital offerings and a perfect complement to HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand® with even more viewing choices. On both services, most programming is available in high definition.
HBO GO and MAX GO are now featured as part of Allons TV - LUS Fiber's online viewing service, which also includes non-authenticated content from great networks like NBC, USA, Bravo, SyFy, History Channel, Lifetime, A&E and Biography with more network programming to coming soon. Non-authenticated content does not require a login user name and password and can be viewed by any LUS customer.
To access online, go to LUSFiber.com and select the AllonsTV icon. LUS Fiber's HBO and Cinemax subscribers also have the option to go directly to HBOGO.com and MAXGO.com, sign in with their LUS Fiber Bill Pay user ID and password, make their viewing selection and begin watching.