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HBO (Home Box Office)

HBO (Home Box Office)


The purpose of this study is to expand the boundaries of our knowledge by exploring some relevant and factual information related to the in-depth analysis of Television network i.e. HBO. A television network, also referred to as “Broadcaster”, is a technical enterprise that deals with the distribution of visual media and sound in real time to users with specific electronic and appropriate facilities of telecommunications. Each broadcaster has its own name i.e. HBO, that identifies it and a publisher who takes care of the content. The visuals and sound can be a resumption of reality or an artificial creation (the cartoons), or even a combination of both. It can be pre-produced or recovered and simultaneously transmitted to users in a case known as “live”. Although, the visuals and sound are extremely varied, but essentially the aim of the television network is to inform or entertain through news, music, sports, documentaries, etc. The single output image and sound is called television. The set of programs on television broadcaster is called a palimpsest. A television program can be produced by the publisher of the broadcaster or by other companies. If it is produced by other companies, the publisher can buy the property or restrict the purchase of broadcasting rights. The telecommunications network with which the broadcaster televises the transmission to users can be personal property or owned by others (Croft, 2008, pp. 1-5).

A broadcaster for terrestrial television is known as cable TV networks. A second distinction that can be done to broadcasters concerns the extent of the geographic area. If the broadcaster reaches the majority of the nation, it would be known as national television, but if it reaches only a small area, it would be called as local television station. In this paper, the author will conduct a detailed analysis of HBO's development, business practices, promotion and broadcasting.

Discussion & Analysis

History of Broadcasting and Cable Networks

Listening to radio broadcasts in the early part of the 20th century was a habitual social activity. Families would gather around the radio and listen to dramas, plays, and newscasts as a collective audience. As more people began purchasing television sets, watching television was also a social function, as friends and family congregated around the set to watch entertainment shows and newsworthy current events, sharing commentary, laughter, and tears together. Consuming radio and television content is fundamentally a social activity, and as the role of social networks evolves into the 21st century, broadcasting and cable companies are finding new ways to converge with the Internet and create innovative social experiences for viewers (Allen, 2004, pp. 242-57).

Experimental radio broadcasting began in 1906 in Massachusetts, and by 1910, radio signals were being regularly sent in California. By 1919, radio programming was being transmitted by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), which received investment funding from American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T), General Electric, and Westinghouse. These corporations remained instrumental in the development of broadcasting and cable companies throughout the ...
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