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Cinemax Going Over the Top

11 Feb, 2016 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Cinemax (“Max”), the premium pay-TV network owned by HBO, is now available for the first time as a separate streaming service through a partnership with Dish Network’s Sling TV — the first online skinny pay-TV bundle.

For $10 monthly, Sling TV subscribers have access to a live linear channel and more than 500 on-demand movies and TV shows, including Cinemax original series such as “The Knick,” “Banshee,” “Strike Back,” “Hunted,” and the upcoming new series “Quarry” and “Outcast.”

Previously, Cinemax and its authenticated app-based offering, Max Go, were available only to customers who paid for traditional cable packages.

“This announcement comes only days after we celebrated Sling TV’s one-year anniversary,” CEO Roger Lynch said in a statement. “Over the past year, we’ve established a history of industry firsts, and the addition of Cinemax is evidence of our intent to uphold this swift innovative pace.”

Sling TV costs $20 monthly and features access to 20 live pay-TV channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, AMC Networks, Disney Channel, TNT, HGTV, A&E, CNN, History and Freeform, among others. HBO is available for an additional $14.99.

Additional a la carte-like add-ons ($5) include Sports Extra, Hollywood Extra, Kids Extra, Lifestyle Extra, World News Extra, and Spanish language add-ons, Best of Spanish TV, Deportes Extra and Películas & Novelas Extra.

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