HBO Latin America
Company typesubsidiary
IndustryEntertainment
Pay television
Interactive media
FoundedOctober 31, 1991; 32 years ago (1991-10-31)
DefunctMay 4, 2020; 3 years ago (2020-05-04)
FateMerged into successors WarnerMedia Latin America and Ole Distribution, thus taking control of all HBO channels in Latin America
SuccessorWarner Bros. Discovery Americas
Ole Distribution (Distributor of the other channels that HBO Latin America distributed)
HeadquartersMiami,
Area served
Latin America
OwnerWarner Bros. Discovery International
SubsidiariesOwned-and-operated channels:
HBO
HBO2
HBO Plus
HBO Signature
HBO Family
HBO Mundi
HBO Pop
HBO Xtreme
Cinemax
Distributed channels:
A&E
History
History 2
Lifetime
(all 4 are owned and operated by A+E Networks Latin America, expect Lifetime is a joint venture with Sony Pictures Television Latin America)
Websitehbolag.tv (Discontinued)

HBO Latin America was a company that owned and distributed several television channels in the region of Latin America. It was originally founded as a joint venture between Time Warner and Ole Communications in 1991 with the launch of HBO in the region. The HBO Brazilian channel was launched in 1994. In 1990s Sony and Disney became shareholders and left in 2010.[1] The company later began distributing other channels from companies such as Turner, Sony, A&E and NBCUniversal.

In October 2019, WarnerMedia announced that it was buying Ole Communications's minority interest in the HBO Latin America Group, thus taking full control of all HBO channels within the Latin American region. HBO Brasil, which is another joint venture of HBO with Ole was not affected by the transaction.[2] WarnerMedia and Ole Communications continued their basic television channel distribution in Latin America. Eventually, the company was merged into WarnerMedia in May 2020 (now Warner Bros. Discovery Americas).[3]

Operating channels

HBO Latin America Group owns and operates these channels, which will be acquired by WarnerMedia: (most of those are simulcast in HD):

HBO Brasil (Brazil) is operated by HBO Brasil Partners, a separate partnership between WarnerMedia and Ole.

HBO Caribbean is operated as a division of HBO Latin America.

Distributed channels

WarnerMedia distributes the following channels:

Owned by A+E Networks Latin America (owned by A+E Networks and Ole Communications):

NBCUniversal International Networks Latin America:

Sony Pictures Entertainment:

Warner Bros. Entertainment (operated by Warner Bros. Discovery International):

OLE Communications

Defunct channels

See also

References

  1. ^ "WarnerMedia preps for HBO Max's Latin American roll-out after completing Ole deal". tbivision.com. Retrieved 5 May 2020.
  2. ^ Mango, Agustin (October 25, 2019). "Warner Media Takes Ownership of HBO's Services in Latin America". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  3. ^ "WarnerMedia e AT&T incorporam HBO no Brasil e América Latina". Tecnoblog (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2022-11-02.