HBO (Asia)

HBO Asia
Launched 1 May 1992
Network HBO
Owned by Home Box Office Inc.
(Time Warner) (75%)
Viacom (25%)
via holding company HBO Asia Pte Ltd.
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan It's Not TV, It's HBO.
Country Singapore, India
Language English
Broadcast area Bangladesh
Hong Kong
Papua New Guinea
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Headquarters 151 Lorong Chuan, New Technology Park 04-05, Serangoon Gardens, Singapore
HBO India Office Mumbai, India
Formerly called MovieVision
(1 May 1992-31 May 1995)
Replaced MovieVision
(1 May 1992-31 May 1995)
Sister channel(s) Cinemax, HBO Signature, HBO Family, HBO Hits, HBO On Demand, Screen Red
Timeshift service HBO HD (1-hour earlier)
Sky Direct (Philippines) Channel 22 HD
Tata Sky (India) Channel 364
Astro (Malaysia) Channel 411 (HBO Asia), Channel 431 (HBO HD Asia)
Indovision (Indonesia) Channel 7 (HBO Asia), Channel 401 (HBO HD)
Okevision (Indonesia) Channel 1
aora TV Satelit (Indonesia) Channel 216 (HBO HD), Channel 216 (HBO Asia)
Transvision (Indonesia) Channel 105 (HBO HD)
OrangeTV (Indonesia) Channel 150 (HBO Asia)
Dish Home (Nepal) Channel 500 (HBO Asia), Channel 923 (HBO HD Asia)
Sky Net (Myanmar) Channel 111 (HBO Asia), Channel 118 (HBO HD Asia)
4TV (Myanmar) Channel 29 (HBO HD Asia), Channel 37 (HBO Asia)
TrueVisions (Thailand) Channel 223 (HBO HD Asia)
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 80
Cignal TV (Philippines) Channel 71 (HBO Asia), Channel 104 (HBO HD Asia)
HBO Ary digital (Pakistan) Channel 10
DishHD Asia (Taiwan) Channel 310 (HD)
Dream Satellite TV (Philippines) Channel 19
Dish TV (India) Channel 413
Airtel Digital TV (India) Channel 194
Big TV (India) Channel 355
Videocon D2H (India) Channel 245
Sun Direct (India) Channel 402
One TV (Cambodia) Channel 28
Dialog TV (Sri Lanka) Channel 61
SkyCable / Destiny Cable (Philippines) Channel 54, Channel 402 (Digital) (HBO Asia)
Channel 166, Channel 710 (HBO HD Asia)
Pioneer Cable Vision Inc. (PCVI) (Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines) Channel 21 (SD)
StarHub TV (Singapore) Channel 601 (HBO Asia)
First Media (Indonesia) Channel 285 (HBO HD Asia ), Channel 301 (HBO HD)
TrueVisions (Thailand) Channel 223 (HBO HD Asia)
Asianet Digital (India) Channel 466
United Communication Service (Bangladesh) Channel 31 (HBO Asia), Channel 54 (HBO India)
HCaTV (Vietnam) Channel 63
HTVC (Vietnam) Channel 20
VTVcab (Vietnam) Channel 71 (HD)
Parasat Cable TV (Philippines) Channel 43
Macau Cable TV (Macau) Channel 41
Cablelink (Philippines) Channel 46
now TV (Hong Kong) Channel 110 (HBO HD Asia), Channel 115 (HBO Asia)
Nexmedia (Indonesia) Channel 502
Groovia TV (Indonesia) Channel 601 (HBO Asia), Channel 901 (HBO HD Asia)
HBO Asia Pte Ltd.
Pte Ltd
Founded 1 May 1992
Headquarters 151 Lorong Chuan, New Technology Park 04-05, Serangoon Gardens, Singapore
Area served
Products Movie production, TV production, Broadcasting, Cable television

HBO Asia (formerly known as MovieVision, officially launched on 1 May 1992 and officially dissolved on 31 May 1995) is owned by HBO (a Time Warner company). The Singapore-based broadcast network offers a bouquet of channels and services including 24-hour commercial-free subscription movie channels in standard-definition and high-definition – HBO, HBO SIGNATURE, HBO FAMILY, HBO HITS, CINEMAX and RED – as well as HBO GO and HBO ON DEMAND. HBO Asia is also the exclusive distributor of BabyFirst in Asia.




HBO Asia has licensing deals with four major Hollywood conglomerates Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Universal Studios and Warner Bros, in addition to its proprietary HBO Original programmes. It also licences content from The Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Marvel Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Lucasfilm, MGM Studios, Lionsgate, Relativity Media, Millennium Films, Castle Rock Entertainment, CBS, Europacorp, FilmNation Entertainment, Focus Features, IM Global, Morgan Creek, New Line, Paramount Classics, Screen Gems, Sony Picture Classics, Village Roadshow, and Warner Independent Pictures.


HBO Asia is heavily censored in South East Asia, with many shows such as Sex and the City, The Sopranos, Entourage, The Wire, Hung, Girls, True Blood, Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire aired in edited versions; certain programmes are not shown in some territories at all.[3][4][5]
The HBO-made series Entourage was taken off-air for three weeks by one cable operator in the Philippines pending clearance by MTRCB. The entire series continued to air without disruption on all other Philippines cable operators.
In Vietnam, every movie with content which is considered to oppose or distort the Vietnam War, the Vietnam Communist Party or Communism is replaced by a black screen or another film. In addition, if the Ministry of Culture and Information considers a movie has contents of a serious sexual or horrific nature not conforming with Vietnamese society, it will not be aired.

Other channels

Network Description Website
HBO Hits Shows hits and blockbuster films Official site
HBO Hits HD Shows hits and blockbuster films in High Definition. Official site
HBO Family Shows family oriented films Official site
HBO Shows Hollywood films and HBO Original series Official site
HBO HD Shows Hollywood movies and HBO Originals in superb clear pictures
HBO On Demand Shows the best Hollywood films and outstanding HBO Originals at your control Official site
HBO Signature Shows critically acclaimed productions Official site
Cinemax Shows action and suspense movies Official site
Screen Red HBO Asia's brand new 24-hour, Asian movie channel Official site
BabyFirst 24-hour channel for babies and infants distributed by HBO Asia Official site

HBO South Asia


HBO airs a separate feed with commercial breaks for viewers in South Asia except Nepal ( where the asian feed is carried ) .The channel is labeled as HBO South Asia and often referred to as HBO India since it specifically caters to the Indian market. All movie promos in this beam are according to IST. This channel is also available to viewers in Bangladesh, Bhutan , Maldives and Pakistan.

HBO Asia and Eros International launched HBO Defined and HBO Hits across India on February 21, 2013 on Dish TV and Airtel Digital TV. These channels are commercial-free and available in both SD and HD formats. The content of both the channels include movies as well as HBO Original Programming. HBO Defined was shut down on December 31, 2015 while HBO Hits was replaced by HBO HD on September 4, 2016.


In Pakistan, HBO is available as HBO Pakistan. It is a simulcast of HBO India with slight modifications and running in PST.


HBO Nepal is the asian bounquet of HBO channels carried out in Nepal which include HBO, HBO HD, HBO Signature HD, HBO Hits HD, HBO Family HD, Cinemax and Cinemax HD . HBO Nepal is available on all major networks like dth, digital cable opertors streaming media and IPTVs in Nepal.


See also


  1. "Channel: HBO FAMILY HD". Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  2. "Channel: HBO SIGNATURE HD". Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  3. "A Race to Satisfy TV Appetites in Asia". The New York Times. 23 May 1993. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  4. "Singapore lifts Sex and City ban". 16 July 2004. Retrieved 2 July 2016 via
  5. "Winter is Coming: Game of Thrones on HBO Asia". 28 August 2011. Retrieved 2 July 2016.

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