HBO offers Veep, Sopranos, Succession, more for free social distancing

04 Avril, 2020, 05:42 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • HBO offers Veep, Sopranos, Succession, more for free social distancing

The offer starts on Friday, April 3.

HBO, like Sling, is allowing those without even a free trial subscription to sample a selection of content by downloading the brand's apps - in HBO's case, the HBO Now or HBO Go apps or by visiting is sites (HBONow.com or HBOGo.com).

The free #StayHomeBoxOffice programming - served up without any ads - includes every episode of nine HBO series: "The Sopranos", "Veep", "Succession", "Six Feet Under", "The Wire", "Ballers", "Barry", "Silicon Valley" and "True Blood".

There will also be a number of documentaries and docu-series available for free, including the recent series McMillions, which debuted in February. Also available to watch without an HBO subscription are 20 movies from corporate sibling Warner Bros. and 10 HBO documentaries and docuseries.

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U.S. cabler HBO is making nearly 500 hours of programming free to stream for a limited time via its HBO Now and HBO Go on demand services as a gesture of goodwill to people stuck at home - effective immediately. "We see this as a great opportunity to open up HBO's powerful catalog of programming to provide people with some relief and distraction".

"We partnered with Warner Bros.to present a diverse collection of movies with an emphasis on providing co-viewing opportunities for families with kids at home", Greenblatt said. However, as Variety points out, HBO megahits Game of Thrones, Westworld, Big Little Lies, Euphoria, and Chernobyl are absent from the list of freebies.

These HBO shows are streaming for free as part of the campaign.

I suspect WarnerMedia, which owns HBO, is looking ahead to the May launch of its new streaming service, HBO Max.

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