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HBO Latin America at 25: A Timeline

The roll-out milestones, show highlights and digital drive

In 25 years, HBO Latin America has expanded from a subscription-based premium movie channel to a multi-platform, multi-channel service and grown its original content production to include fiction series, docus, shorts and a satirical talk show.

·      1991: (Oct. 31) Launch of HBO in Latin America, the first channel broadcast via satellite in Latin America

·      1994: HBO Brazil launches in Portuguese

·      1996: With the launch of HBO2, HBO became the first to have multiplex channels in the region

·      1996: HBO introduced digital technology, with machines in D2 format, becoming the most modern channel in Latin America and allowing the novel concept of premium package signals.

·      2004: Premiere of “Epitafios,” HBO’s first original production in Latin America

·      2005: Premiere of “Mandrake,” HBO’s first Brazillian original production

·      2006: HBO channels began airing in HD

·      2006: Premiere of series “Hijos del carnival”

·      2008: Original series “Alice” bows on HBO

·      2008: Premiere of series “Capadocia”

·      2010: HBO became the first to launch an On Demand channel in Mexico.

·      2011:  “Mujer de fases” first airs.

·      2011: Sure to get more views after “Neruda” and “Jackie,” “Profugos,” from Pablo Larrain, first broadcasts on HBO Latin Lmerica

·      2012: Launch of HBO GO, the first Premium digital content platform in Latin America.

·      2013: “Sr. Avila,” one of HBO Latin America’s biggest hits, hits small screens

·      2013: Premiere of series “El Negocio”

·      2014: Premiere of series “Psi,” documentary series “Heroes Cotidianos, ” and first HBO

original Latin American feature docu, “Antes de que nos olviden”

·      2015: HBO was the first to launch a premium service a la carte (HBO GO) for viewers with broadband-only access.

·      2015: Premiere of series “Magnífica 70” and “El Hipnotizador”

·      2016: “Dios Inc.” and docu-feature “Guerras Ajenas” screen on HBO Latin America.

·      2016: Premiere of political satire talk show “Chumel con Chumel Torres”

·      Currently, all HBO Latin America Original programs are produced in 4K

·      2017: Premiere of series “El jardín de bronce,” based on the novel by Gustavo Malajovich, also one of the series scribes, and series “La vida secreta de las parejas.”

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