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Corporate Heavy Weights To Be Honoured At Invest Caribbean Now

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Chairman of Sandals Resorts International, Hon. Gordon “Butch” Stewart, OJ, CD, Hon. LLD, will be on hand to accept the ICN Leadership Award 2014 on June 4th in NYC.

Chairman of Sandals Resorts International, Hon. Gordon “Butch” Stewart, OJ, CD, Hon. LLD, will be on hand to accept the ICN Leadership Award 2014 on June 4th in NYC.

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. June 3, 2014: Five top corporations serving the Caribbean region as well as the man who built a tourism empire from the ground up, will all be honoured in New York City tomorrow, June 4th, as Invest Caribbean Now 2014 gears up for its fourth presentation and awards reception.

This year, DHL Caribbean is being presented the Service Excellence Award  – Logistics for its commitment and investment in the Caribbean region and for providing Caribbean customers with quicker courier service while Trinidad & Tobago-based bank, First Citizens, will receive the Service Excellence Award – Banking for its excellent service, investment and commitment to the Caribbean region and the world, in the field of banking and for being one of the highest-rated indigenous financial institution in the English-speaking Caribbean.

DHL’s Caribbean team, led by Managing Director Reiner Wolfs, will be on hand to accept the award at the ICN event in the Cambridge Room at the Harvard Club of New York from 4-6 p.m. tomorrow while First Citizens Investment Services general manager, Jason Julien, and assistant general manager, Sana Ragbir, will accept on behalf of the bank.

HBO Latin America’s 10-member team, led by Javier Figueras, corporate vice president of Affiliate Relations, will receive the ICN 2014 Alliance Award for its commitment to partnership and expansion in the Caribbean region, including with TiVi S.A. – the fast-growing television provider in Haiti while One Caribbean Television’s team, led by founder Brian Lilly will be on hand to receive the ICN Media Visionary Award for its commitment to the region by its service to over millions of Caribbean nationals daily.

The ICN 2014 Visionary Award for showing strategic decision to expand into a much needed inter-regional carrier in the Caribbean region, will be presented to interCaribbean Airways’s team, led by Chairman Lyndon Gardiner while the prestigious 2014 ICN Leadership Award will be presented to the Hon. Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, OJ, CD, Hon. LLD, Chairman of Sandals Resorts International for commitment and dedication to the Caribbean region and its people.

Stewart along with Sandals CEO, Adam Stewart and a six-member delegation will be on hand to accept the award.

Meanwhile, Hollywood actor Malik Yoba will bring greetings to delegates while One Caribbean Television’s Joey Stevens and his side-kick Bob will emcee the ceremony.

The awards presentation and high powered networking reception will wrap up the summit that will kick off in the Harvard Hall of the Club at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow with emcee, WNYW-TV Emmy-winning news anchor, Ernie Anastos; a prayer of prosperity by Rev. Dr. Belgrave Pelle, Dean of the Anglican Church of America; a New York State Welcome by Claire McLeveighn, Vice President of Trade and Investment at Empire State Development and a Beijing Welcome by Dr. Ma, Lin, Deputy Secretary-General of Beijing Municipal Government.

The summit will then move into several panel discussion including:  Global Trends & The Caribbean; Beijing-Caribbean Tourism And Investment Opportunity; Introducing The New Trend In Tourism – Medical Tourism; Introducing A New Trend In The Caribbean  – Clean Energy and the Caribbean Diaspora as a source of investment.

Additionally, the first half of the event will include an opening address by ICN founder and chairman, Felicia J. Persaud; a keynote address by Harvard graduate Dr. Isaac J. Newton, of Paramount Communications Consultancy; a spotlight on specific investment opportunities in  Trinidad & Tobago with  Minister of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications, Sentor Vasant Bharath; an investment announcement on the Caribbean Market Village of  St. Lucia and a focus on ‘Advancing Wealth In The Caribbean With Technology,’ from Trinidad-born, LA resident, Anthony Wellington Phills, branding specialist of Disney’s ‘Million Dollar Arm’ and founder of Caribbean Commerce Magazine/Media, Calypso Cloud and Blinglet Inc.

For more log on to ICN’s summit page at Investcaribbeannow.com. This year’s Summit will be live tweeted at twitter.com/InvestingCarib using #investingcarib. Additionally fans can follow the summit at Facebook or facebook.com/investcaribbeannow

ICN PARTNERS

Presenters for ICN 2014 include: Hard Beat CommunicationsThe Caribbean Tourism OrganizationOne Caribbean Television, The Woody Wilson Collection of Beverly Hills, The PR Newswirethe Caribbean Commerce MagazineBlingletsThe Caribbean Council for Economic Development, the World Tourism Cities Federation, China Daily, InvesTT, the Chinese Business Development Center, the Sino-American Friendship Association, Martinique Promotion Bureau- CMT USA,  CaribPR WireNews Americas Now, the Jamaica Observer, CaribSeek, WINN-FM and GCaribbean Magazine.

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HBO Negotiations with WestStar TV Reach an Impasse

WestStar continues its unauthorized interception and rebroadcast of HBO programming

MIAMI, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Negotiations between HBO Latin America and Cayman Islands cable television operator WestStar TV have reached an impasse, after WestStar management did not accept HBO’s proposals that would have legalized WestStar’s rebroadcast of HBO programming under a licensing agreement with HBO LA.

“We had hoped that after we explored every possible business scenario with WestStar’s management, they would recognize their violation of international intellectual property rights and would have seen an end to WestStar’s unauthorized interception and rebroadcast of HBO programming in the Cayman Islands,” said Miguel Oliva, Vice President for Public Relations and Corporate Affairs at HBO Latin America.

WestStar was reported to have temporarily suspended HBO programming broadcasts for several days after receiving official notification that it lacked the consent and authorization of the copyright owners of the programming to legally distribute the broadcasts. Since then, the signal has been restored under the same non-ethical process. HBO Latin America will continue to pursue WestStar for its ongoing intellectual property rights violations by all means available and through any appropriate regulatory body in the Cayman Islands, the U.S. and Great Britain.

“We are hopeful that the Cayman Islands Government and the local regulatory authority will recognize that local companies such as WestStar should not be allowed to operate in this manner as it is affecting the island’s standing and reputation in the international business community,” said Oliva.  “We intend to pursue this matter with the newly elected government and remain confident that we may still avoid litigation, though HBO will pursue all legal options to enforce its rights and those of the copyright owners.”

HBO Latin America is proud of its licensed and authorized Cayman Islands partners, LIME and Logic, who offer world class HBO and MAX programming to their subscribers with the authority and license of the copyright owners.

About HBO Latin America

HBO Latin America is the premium television network leader that, in addition to being recognized for the quality and diversity of its original programming, films and documentaries, also provides services with the highest technology in SD and HD formats in more than 24 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean through its channels HBO, HBO2, HBO Signature, HBO Plus, HBO Family, HBO Caribbean, HBO On Demand, HBO GO, Cinemax, MAX and MaxPrime.

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HBO Latin America and Cable & Wireless (LIME) Reach Broadcast Agreement

The Cayman Islands cable operator leads the way for the island

MIAMI, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — HBO Latin America Group and LIME, the Caribbean brand of Cable & Wireless Communications, announced an agreement today for the transmission of the HBO channels in the Cayman Islands on its new pay TV service, which will launch later this month.

Under the agreement, LIME will broadcast the HBO/MAX premium package developed specifically for the Caribbean, which includes 9 channels: HBO Caribbean, HBO (East), HBO2, HBO Plus (East & Pan Regional), HBO Family (East), HBO Signature, MAX, Max Prime (East & Pan Regional) and Max HD. Viewers will be able to select and subscribe to their favorite HBO and MAX channels via LIME’s HBO MAX movie package to enjoy over 300 new releases and series per month, offering the most award-winning and nominated series made exclusively for HBO, along with hit Hollywood movies, thought-provoking documentaries, concerts, comedy specials, original HBO Films and critically acclaimed programming, all with no commercial breaks.

“HBO Latin America is very pleased to announce this agreement for a new and long-lasting partnership with LIME and its subscribers. LIME is now able to provide its customers the option of enjoying premium programming, just in time for them to tune in to new seasons of original series like Game of Thrones, True Blood, Veep and The Newsroom,” said Javier Figueras, Corporate Vice President of Sales for HBO Latin America. “We both have an aligned goal of delivering the highest quality in entertainment with the best technology available to the market.”

In addition to the paid channels above, LIME will also add the following HBO channels to their basic line-up to enhance their channel offerings: Cinemax, Warner Channel, Sony Entertainment Television, AXN, Sony Spin and E! Entertainment Television.

“We are delighted not only on the long awaited launch of LIME TV in Cayman but we’re also excited to offer Caymanians quality programming that’s always on.  The launch of HBO/MAX adds a new, unique and compelling dimension of choice and value to our premium movie channel platform,” said Dianne Bissoon, VP Television & Entertainment.  “This further strengthens our partnership with HBO in other LIME TV islands such as Barbados and St. Lucia and we look forward to enhancing our partnership in years to come.”

This agreement makes LIME the first cable operator in the Cayman Islands to legally offer its subscribers quality programming from HBO. Joining several cable partners throughout the Caribbean who have already established agreements with HBO, LIME is positioned to provide the best entertainment value for its subscribers now and in the future.

About HBO Latin America

HBO Latin America is the premium television network leader that, in addition to being recognized for the quality and diversity of its original programming, films and documentaries, also provides services with the highest technology in SD and HD formats in more than 24 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean through its channels HBO, HBO2, HBO Signature, HBO Plus, HBO Family, HBO Caribbean, HBO On Demand, HBO GO, Cinemax, MAX and MaxPrime.

About LIME

LIME has a proud history in the Caribbean region and is always working to improve life in the region.

We deliver the very best telecommunication services to governments, businesses and families in 13 Caribbean countries with one unifying promise – building, connecting and serving communities.

Our four key values are:

  • Respect – we treat our customers and each other as we want to be treated;
  • Deliver – we keep our word. We do what we say we’re going to do;
  • Win – Caribbean people are winners. We win by helping our customers and communities to win;
  • Innovate – We always find a way to help our customers and communities and love coming up with new ways to do it.

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HBO Latin America and Karib Cable Reach Broadcast Agreement

ST. VINCENT and THE GRENADINES, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — HBO Latin America Group (LAG) and Karib Cable formally announced that both Companies have signed an agreement for the transmission of the HBO LAG channels to be broadcasted in St. Vincent & the Grenadines, beginning October 1st.

Under the agreement, Karib Cable will broadcast the HBO/MAX Premium package developed for the Caribbean, which includes 8 channels: HBO, HBO Plus, HBO Signature, HBO Family, HBO (East), Max, Max HD and Max Prime. Starting on October 1st, viewers will be able to select and subscribe to their favorite HBO and MAX channels via Karib Cable’s movie package to enjoy over 300 new releases and series per month, offering the most award-winning and nominated series made exclusively for HBO, Hollywood hit movies, thought-provoking documentaries, concert events, comedy specials, HBO Original Films and critically acclaimed programming all with no commercial breaks.

"HBO Latin America is very enthusiastic with the signing of a new and long-lasting relationship with Karib Cable and its subscribers. After months of negotiating with us, Karib Cable is making sure that its viewers enjoy Premium programming, including acclaimed original series like True Blood, Game of Thrones, Treme and Boardwalk Empire, and shows like Real Time with Bill Maher," said Javier Figueras, Vice President of Sales for HBO Latin America Group. "We both share the mission to deliver the most innovative shows with the best technology available to the market."

Karib Cable will also add the following HBO channels to their basic line-up, at no additional cost to subscribers:

  • Sony Entertainment Television, an entertainment channel that offers the best drama, comedy, reality and late night shows to provide viewers a great choice to take a break and relax.
  • Sony SPIN, presenting the best programming geared towards the millennium generation with TV shows, fashion, cutting edge technology, music shows, special events and top grossing movies, with an updated and irreverent approach.
  • AXN, offering an exclusive schedule of drama and action-packed series, movies, reality and sports programming from the US.
  • E! Entertainment Television, going beyond the screen and becoming a part of the viewers’ lifestyle. Celebrities, fashion experts and star hopefuls are featured on the true stories, dazzling red carpets and fun-filled realities.
  • Warner Channel, bringing viewers the TV series and movies produced by Hollywood’s number one studio, Warner Bros, with programs from a wide variety of genres, including comedy, drama, action, thriller, sci-fi and feature films.

"Karib Cable is pleased to sign a new broadcast agreement with HBO that will enable us to offer more exciting new channels to customers in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The robust suite of HBO channels in our Movie Package, along with the addition of Sony, Sony Spin, AXN and WB to the Premium Basic line-up will enhance and offer our valued customers a variety of additional entertainment choices", said Ed Riley, General Manager of Karib Cable.

With this agreement, Karib Cable is leading the way with cutting-edge technology and the best in premium entertainment for St. Vincent & the Grenadines by entering HBO Latin America’s licensing regulation process. Following previous agreements between HBO and several cable partners throughout the Caribbean including Flow in Jamaica, Cable Bahamas in the Bahamas, various in Trinidad & Tobago and other countries in the region, Karib Cable is positioned to provide the best entertainment value for their subscribers now and in the future.  

About HBO Latin America Group(SM)

HBO Latin America Group(SM) is composed of affiliates of Time Warner Entertainment Company, L.P. and Ole Communications Group. The HBO Latin America Group of companies own, operate and distribute the leading cable and satellite programming services in Latin America, Brazil and the Caribbean, including HBO, HBO2, HBO Signature, HBO Plus, HBO Family, HBO Caribbean, HBO HD, HBO ON DEMAND, MAX, MAX HD, MaxPrime. Cinemax, A&E, A&E HD, , Animax, AXN, AXN HD, E! Entertainment Television, Sony Entertainment Television, Sony Entertainment Television HD, Sony Spin, The Biography Channel, The History Channel, The History Channel HD, Warner Channel, and Warner Channel HD.

About Karib Cable

 Karib Cable/Kelcom has established itself as one of the largest telecommunications companies in the Caribbean region. It’s policies of reinvestment of shareholder funds, stringent cost controls and sound cash management, has enabled the company to take advantage of potential opportunities in the market place and to provide consistent growth throughout its history. Karib Cable’s services are based on sound technical knowledge of telecommunications though its own in-house specialists,  a well established direct communications platform with its partners and suppliers, local networks that can provide shared services with the minimum of complications, backbone networks that are rugged and resilient, inter-Island networks that use the most modern and proven technology and leading edge hardware and software designed to work in harmony to offer the best in quality communications services.

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HBO Latin America will Host the Semi-Final Round of Judging for the International Emmy® Awards for the Sixth Consecutive Year

MIAMI, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — HBO Latin America announced that it will be hosting the semi-final round of judging for the 2012 International Emmy® Awards for the sixth consecutive year.  The round of judging for the semi-finalists in the European TV Movie/Mini-Series category will take place tomorrow, June 15th, in Miami Beach, Florida with a panel of judges consisting of well-known actors, producers and industry critics from Latin America. 

“We are proud to, once again and for the sixth consecutive year, participate in an event as prestigious as the International Emmy® Awards, which recognizes excellence in television productions. At HBO, we believe that supporting and recognizing the creation of high quality television content is the ideal incentive to further evolve the industry in pursuit of bringing the best entertainment to subscribers,” stated Emilio Rubio, president of HBO Latin America Group.

As a host, HBO Latin America is governed by the rules currently adopted by the academy. The complete list of hosts is available at http://www.iemmys.tv/awards_hosts.aspx.

The final round will take place in September, and the nominees in each category will be announced in October from Cannes, France. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will reveal the winners during the 40th Annual International Emmy® Awards presentation, which will take place on November 19th in New York. 

About HBO Latin America

HBO Latin America is the premium television network leader that, in addition to being recognized for the quality and diversity of its original programming, films and documentaries, also provides services with the highest technology in SD and HD formats in more than 23 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean through its HBO®, HBO2®, HBO® Signature, HBO® Plus, HBO® Family, HBO Caribbean®, Cinemax®, MAX®, MAX HD® and MaxPrime (SM) and HBO OD.

About The International Academy

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 50 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy’s yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards Ceremony held in New York, The International Digital Emmy® Awards at MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television produced outside of the United States and it presents The International Emmy® Awards in the following twenty categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; Kids: Preschool; Kids: Animation; Kids: Factual; Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment; Kids: Series; Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series. For more information go to www.iemmys.tv.

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HBO Latin America Presents its New Channel, HBO Signature

MIAMI, Jan. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — HBO Latin America enriches its premium television offering with the launch of a new HBO channel, HBO Signature.  This new channel, which can only be enjoyed by those who subscribe to HBO’s premium package, arrives to further enhance the originality and exclusivity of the brand’s original programming by offering the market’s most premium and acclaimed content.  

 HBO Signature will be the destination of the most award-winning material from pay-tv, and will reinforce the importance and excellence of the material produced exclusively by and for HBO.  The new service, which will be available as of Feb. 1, will allow viewers to enjoy shows, miniseries, exclusive films made for TV and documentaries that have set milestones in the industry not only for their production value, but for the talent found both in front of and behind the camera.

 As part of its programming schedule, HBO Signature will offer impactful and exclusive shows such as The Sopranos, Six Feet Under and Entourage; successful miniseries such as Band of Brothers, The Pacific and Mildred Pierce; Premium television films such Too Big to Fail, Grey Gardens and You Don’t Know Jack; and also documentaries, all with HBO’s seal of exclusivity and vanguard.

“With this announcement, HBO continues demonstrating its commitment to the continent’s premium television and its consumers and clients, by offering unique and stand-out content all consolidated into one channel, HBO Signature.  These innovative productions are what define this one-of-a-kind television experience, adding value to HBO’s Premium package,” stated Gustavo Grossmann, the channel’s vice-president and general manager. 

 HBO Signature will begin transmission in all of Latin America and Brazil as of Feb. 1.  For more information, visit www.hbomax.tv

 About HBO Latin America Group

HBO Latin America Group is a group of affiliated businesses belonging to Time Warner Entertainment Company, L.P. and Ole Communications Group.  HBO Latin America Group’s companies operate, direct, and are proprietors of the leading cable and satellite service providers in Latin America, Brazil and the Caribbean, including the signals of HBO,  HBO2, HBO Plus, HBO Family, HBO Caribbean, HBO HD, HBO On Demand, MAX, MAX HD, Max Prime, Cinemax, A&E, A&E HD, AXN, AXN HD, The Biography Channel, E! Entertainment Television, The History Channel, The History Channel HD, Sony Entertainment Television, Sony Entertainment Television HD, Sony Spin, Warner Channel and Warner Channel HD.

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True Blood, Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire are Part of HBO's 2012 Lineup

MIAMI, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — HBO Latin America announced its 2012 lineup, which includes big screen hits, award-winning original TV series and other acclaimed productions. Blockbuster titles such as Harry Potter & the Deadly Hollows Parts 1 and 2, Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides and Cars 2, as well as the premiere of new HBO original productions Luck, Veep and Girls will headline HBO’s stellar programming. With returning series such as True Blood, Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire.

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 ”HBO thrives on providing subscribers with the best content on paid TV. Throughout the years, we have continued to invest in top of the line productions that exceed in creativity, talent and technology. These, along with our offer of the most competitive cable packages available, have been key for our leadership,” said Emilio Rubio, President of HBO Latin America Group.

 Series and Miniseries

After an intense fourth season, True Blood returns sexier and more captivating than ever, with fantastic plot twists featuring fairies, vampires, witches and werewolves. Similarly, highly acclaimed series Boardwalk Empire, created by Emmy® winning screenwriter Terence Winter of “The Sopranos” and produced by Academy Award® and Emmy® winning director Martin Scorsese, will also return for a third season. The new season follows politician/gangster Enoch “Nucky” Thompson (Steve Buscemi) in the fascinating, and occasionally dangerous, Atlantic City of the 1920’s.

Returning to HBO’s lineup is also the Emmy® award-winning fantasy series, Game of Thrones, based on George R.R. Martin’s novel, A Clash of Kings. In this new season, the epic-drama incorporates scintillating new characters and adventures.

Among the year’s series premieres is Luck, starring Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winner Dustin Hoffman in his first appearance on TV, alongside Golden Globe® winner Nick Nolte and produced by Academy Award® nominated director Michael Mann, who also directs the pilot episode. Luck features a stellar team of actors, writers and producers and portrays the enticing world of horse racing. 

Other series premiers include Veep, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, a comedy series that centers on former Senator Selina Meyer, who becomes Vice President only to discover that the job is nothing like she expected and everything everyone warned her about. Another new HBO series is Girls, a refreshing comedy following the lives of three New York girlfriends in their twenties.

How to Make it in America III, Curb Your Enthusiasm IX, Bored to Death IV, Treme III, Enlightened II and Hung IV return to television screens throughout the Caribbean with brand new seasons.

Other HBO productions premiering in 2012 include Hemingway & Gellhorn, a film starring Academy Award® nominee and Golden Globe® winner Clive Owen and Academy Award® and three-time Golden Globe® winner Nicole Kidman, which recounts the romance and marriage of literary master Ernest Hemingway and war correspondent Martha Gellhorn. Game Change, staring Academy Award® nominees Julianne Moore, as Sarah Palin – one of the most talked-about politicians of recent times – and Woody Harrelson, together with Golden Globe® winner Ed Harris. Game Change will give viewers an inside peak into the United States’ tumultuous 2008 elections.  

Also airing for the first time will be two HBO Documentaries: The Weight of the Nation, a project co-created in partnership with The Institute of Medicine, the National Institute of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which addresses teen obesity and its devastating effects on our youth; and George Harrison: Living in the Material World, a production directed by Academy Award® and Emmy® Award winner Martin Scorsese. The latter documentary features never-before-seen footage and interviews from music industry hard-hitters such as Eric Clapton, Eric Idle, George Martin, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Tom Petty and Ringo Starr.

 Movies

For next year, HBO Latin America continues to have exclusive rights to the biggest blockbusters from major movie studios. From Warner Bros. Entertainment, HBO premieres Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, joined by figures such as Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter and produced and directed by David Heyman, David Barron, J.K. Rowling and David Yates.

Also premiering in 2012 are Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Cars 2, Horrible Bosses, Due Date and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Other hits include Friends with Benefits, Colombiana, Moneyball, The Lincoln Lawyer, The Hangover 2, Green Lantern and Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Other series

HBO Latin America will also bring back Don Draper with the much-awaited fifth season of Mad Men, the multiple Golden Globe® and Primetime Emmy® award-winning series, which, as always, promises to be full of twist and turns that will once again engage its viewers. Also, the series premiere of House of Lies that explores the life, ambitions and twisted dreams of a self-loathing management consultant from a top-tier firm, stars Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell. The Big C returns for its second season staring the brilliant Laura Linney, who will come back, stronger than ever, fighting her Stage 4 Melanoma with her unconditionally supportive husband, played by Oliver Platt, by her side.

About HBO Latin America

HBO Latin America is the premium television network leader which, in addition to being recognized for the quality and diversity of its original programming, films and documentaries, also provides services with the highest technology in SD and HD formats in more than 23 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean through its HBO®, HBO® Plus, HBO® Family, Cinemax® and Max Prime(SM), and its SVOD service.

 

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HBO Premieres the New Drama Series Boardwalk Empire in the Caribbean

MIAMI, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ — HBO Latin America announced that the new, highly anticipated drama series, Boardwalk Empire, will premiere in the Caribbean on Sunday, October 3, 2010. Created by the Emmy®-winning writer of “The Sopranos”, Terence Winter, and produced and directed by the widely acclaimed Martin Scorsese, this roaring ’20s drama takes place at the dawn of Prohibition, when the sale of alcohol became illegal throughout the United States. The plot follows a corrupt politician and his network of liquor smugglers, as they rise to undisputed leadership of the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk. 

“Once again, HBO offers the perfect combination of the best talent from film and television, as well as a storyline full of drama and action. Terence Winter, Martin Scorsese and producers like Mark Wahlberg, in collaboration with this outstanding cast, will make Boardwalk Empire one of the best series of all time and, without a doubt, a true favorite among our Caribbean subscribers,” said Gustavo Grossman, Vice President and General Manager of HBO Networks Latin America.

With the Great War over, it is a time of vast changes in America. On the beach in southern New Jersey sits Atlantic City, a spectacular resort known as “The World’s Playground” – a place where the rules do not apply. Its famous boardwalk, filled with luxurious hotels, nightclubs, amusement piers and entertainment rivaling that of Broadway, quickly emerges as the mecca for the illegal trafficking of alcoholic beverages. At the head of all backroom dealings and rum-running is the town’s treasurer, Enoch “Nucky” Thompson (Steve Buscemi). Corrupt, yet clever, Nucky effortlessly caries out a double life – one in which he reveals himself to be a respected politician, by day, and a feared gangster, by night.

Together with his brother Elias (Shea Whigham) – the town’s sheriff – and a crew of Ward Bosses and local thugs, Nucky heads smuggling operations, doing business with some of the most infamous names in mafia history: Arnold Rothstein (Michael Stuhlbarg), Big Jim Colosimo, (Frank Crudele), Lucky Luciano (Vincent Piazza) and Al Capone (Stephen Graham). As a result, Nucky positions himself as the primary contact for anyone wanting to obtain alcohol illegally.

The story takes a complicated turn when Jimmy Darmody (Michael Pitt), Nucky’s former protege and driver, returns from the war eager to get ahead and reclaim his rightful place in the political fixer’s organization. But when Jimmy feels things aren’t moving quickly enough, he takes matters into his own hands, forming a deadly alliance with some of Nucky’s associates, which promptly sets Federal Agent Nelson Van Alden (Michael Shannon) on his mentor’s tail.

Boardwalk Empire’s star cast features Michael Kenneth Williams as Chalky White, leader of the area’s African-American community; Gretchen Mol as the exotic dancer, Gillian, who shares a long and complicated history with Nucky; Dabney Coleman as Nucky’s mentor, Commodore Louis Kaestner; Paz de la Huerta as Nucky’s girlfriend, Lucy; Kelly Macdonald as Margaret Schroeder, a married woman that also becomes involved with Nucky; Paul Sparks as Mickey Doyle; Anthony Laciura as Eddie Kessler; and Aleksa Palladino as Angela, Jimmy Darmody’s Bohemian girlfriend and mother of their three-year-old son.

Inspired by Nelson Johnson’s book, BoardWalk Empire: The Birth, High Times and Corruption of Atlantic City, Boardwalk Empire is directed by Martin Scorsese, Tim Van Patten, Jeremy Podeswa, Alan Taylor and Allen Coulter; executive-producers include Terence Winter, Martin Scorsese, Tim Van Patten, Stephen Levinson and Mark Wahlberg, with Gene Kelly as co-executive producer; produced by Rudd Simmons and Rick Yorn, with Howard Korder as supervising producer, and David Coatsworth as producer of the pilot.

Writers that collaborated with Terence Winter include Lawrence Konner, Howard Korder, Tim Van Patten, Paul Simms, Margaret Nagle, Steve Kornacki and Meg Jackson.

 About HBO Latin America

HBO Latin America is the leader in paid, Premium television network broadcasting in the region, which as well as being recognized for the quality and diversity of its original programming, movies, and documentaries, delivers services of the highest technology in SD and HD formats to over 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean through its channels HBO®, HBO2®, HBO® Plus, HBO® Family, HBO Caribbean®, Cinemax®, Max®, Max HD® and Max Prime(SM), and its SVOD service.

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HBO Latin America Announces Improvements in the Cinemax East Channel, Now Branded MAX in the Caribbean

MIAMI, June 7 /PRNewswire/ — HBO Latin America Group announced that during the month of June enhancements in the Premium package will take place. Cinemax East will now be branded as MAX, targeting film lovers and visual art connoisseurs.

 ”Once again, HBO demonstrates its leadership in Premium television, providing subscribers with a daring, fresh and innovative offer. MAX will allow viewers to enjoy independent film productions from all over the world,” said Alexander Salas, general manager of MAX Networks Latin America.

 Offering the best of independent and international films and documentaries, MAX will transmit programming from different parts of the world that have also been awarded in different film festivals and that might have not been seen otherwise. MAX targets men and women between the ages of 18 and 45. Some of the movies that will be featured during June are: La Camara Oscura, Adoration, Cidade de Deus and Better Things

 The personality of this channel is independent, different, creative and fantastic; a unique channel for people with exceptional taste in films.

 MAX enhances the programming by maintaining the Premium channel profile in relation to its content, which distinguishes the HBO/MAX package.

 About HBO Latin America

HBO Latin America is the premium television network leader that, in addition to being recognized for the quality and diversity of its original programming, films and documentaries, also provides services with the highest technology in SD and HD formats for more than 23 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean through its HBO®, HBO2®, HBO® Plus, HBO® Family, HBO Caribbean®, Cinemax®, Max®, Max HD® and Max Prime(SM), and SVOD service.

 

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HBO Latin America Brings the Best Programming for 2010

MIAMI, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ — HBO LA announced its programming schedule for 2010, which includes premiers, new original productions and many surprises. Like in previous years, HBO LA will keep offering subscribers the best in entertainment as they continue their commitment to the development of the television industry in Latin America through their original productions.

    “HBO is the leader in entertainment in Latin America due to our technology, our innovation strategy and our high quality content,” assured Emilio Rubio, president of HBO Latin America. “Furthermore, our partnership with major studios allows us to have the most successful films in the box office. This is how we will continue to offer our subscribers the best programming in 2010,” he stated.

Shows and Miniseries

    This year will be filled with excitement for HBO viewers, especially with premiers of such mega productions like the new miniseries The Pacific, produced by the same team that brought Band of Brothers to the screen — Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman. The story line of this show revolves around different perspectives of the World War II conflict between the United States and Japan.

    Also premiering is The Prisoner, based on the successful British series from the 1960’s, which tells the story of a man who inexplicably finds himself in a place called The Village. Without knowing how he arrived there, the protagonist begins to explore his environment and discovers that the inhabitants of this strange place are identified by numbers instead of names and are less trustworthy than they at first appear to be.

    HBO LA will also be premiering the new seasons of the successful, Golden Globe nominated shows: Big Love IV, Entourage VI and VII, Mad Men III, True Blood III, and Hung II.

  HBO Latin America Original Productions

    Also, 2010 marks the beginning of the first comedy in the region and the fourth original production in Brazil, Mulher de Fases.  The show follows the adventures of a divorced woman who is searching for a man to rebuild her life.

    Also premiering in 2010 is the second season of the successful series Capadocia, nominated to three awards at the 2009 International Emmy(R) for Best Series, Best Actress for Cecilia Suarez and Best Actor for Oscar Olivares. The series will feature new actors and new storylines that take place around a privatized government prison in Mexico City.

 Movies

    HBO has exclusive rights to the biggest blockbuster films in the world and from such major motion picture studios like Warner Bros. Entertainment, New Line Cinema, Buena Vista, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture and Sony Pictures Entertainment.  Included among the films that will premiere on HBO in 2010 are Seven Pounds, starring Will Smith; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, with Brad Pitt; Gran Torino, directed and starring Clint Eastwood; Angels and Demons, based on the book by Dan Brown and starring Tom Hanks; and The Hangover, a comedy that tells the story of four friends who travel to Las Vegas to celebrate the bachelor party for one of them.

 Sports

    The Next Boxing Generation (NBG) franchise will continue to broadcast the best in boxing, and each month, in a premium showcase, it will give the current and future stars of Latin American boxing the opportunity to display their talents and their careers on their quest to capture the World Championship Title.

Cinemax and Maxprime

    Cinemax, as part of a group of channels belonging to HBO Latin America Group, is a premium channel that offers movie lovers productions from the largest studios, international independent films, the most acclaimed documentaries and those movies worth watching again. In 2010, Cinemax will continue to offer a wide range of award-winning independent titles from around the world.  Productions such as Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Spain/USA), Rachel Getting Married (USA), Mongol (Russia/Mongolia), Let the Right One In (Sweden), are a few of the titles that will be part of the programming. Additionally, Cinemax will debut Hollywood blockbusters like Mad Money, I am Legend, We Own the Night, and many more.

    Maxprime will continue to offer its male subscribers a select range of action, comedy, blockbuster and erotic titles, reinforcing their brand positioning. It will also continue broadcasting the most acclaimed and controversial shows every Wednesday, as well as the more daring PENTHOUSE adult content, every weekday after midnight.

About HBO Latin America

    HBO Latin America is the leader in television network broadcasting, who besides being recognized for the quality and diversity of its original programming, movies and documentaries, delivers services of the highest technology in SD and HD formats in over 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean through its channels HBO(R), HBO(R) Plus, HBO(R) Family, Cinemax(R) y Maxprime(SM) and its SVOD service.

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HBO Latin America and Flow Reached Broadcast Agreement

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ — HBO Latin America Group (LAG) and Flow, Jamaica’s Broadband Company, formally announced today that both Companies have signed an agreement for the transmission of the HBO LAG channels to be broadcast in Jamaica at a media reception held in Kingston.

    Under the Agreement, Flow has already started to re-broadcast the HBO package developed for this region, which includes channels such as HBO, HBO Plus, HBO Family, Cinemax, Max Prime, HBO HD, and the Warner Channel, among others.  As part of the agreement, Flow customers are able to enjoy a

“free-view” until January 31. Starting February 1st, viewers will be able to choose and subscribe to their favorite HBO channels to see original series, movies and sporting events.

    “HBO Latin America is very enthusiastic about the signing of a new and long-lasting agreement with Flow and its subscribers. After weeks of negotiating with us, Flow is making sure that Jamaican viewers enjoy Premium programming that includes the acclaimed original series True Blood, Entourage and Hung,” said Javier Figueras, Sales Vice President, HBO Latin America Group. “We both share the mission to deliver the most innovative shows in the best technology available to the market.”

    Michele English, Flow’s President and Chief Operating Officer, was also happy with the details of the Agreement. “At Flow we continue to work towards bringing the best programming and most innovative digital cable features to Jamaica,” she said. “This Agreement with HBO LAG is another step in ensuring that our customers can access a wide variety of packages that they want to see at the price point that they want to spend.” 

    As such, according to the terms of the Agreement with HBO LAG, Flow will offer eleven HBO channels in seven different package options.  Flow customers who choose to add HBO to their lineup will begin paying for these channels in February.  “We have organized the packages so customers will make the ultimate decision about what they want to watch,” said English. “Flow is the only company that allows customers this level of choice and we will continue to search for ways to ensure that our customers avail themselves of the best value cable options.” 

   The HBO packages include:

    — HBO Basic package: HBO Caribbean, HBO East, HBO Plus East and HBO Family East;

    — HBO Premium Package: HBO Caribbean, HBO East, HBO Plus East, HBO Family East, Cinemax East, Cinemax West, Max Prime East, Max Prime West;

    — Cinemax Package: Cinemax East, Cinemax West, Max Prime East, Max Prime West;

    — Cable Your Way/Al La Carte: HBO Caribbean, HBO Family

    — Part of Flow Watch Basic and Flow Watch Premium packages: Warner TV;

    — Part of Flow Watch Ultimate package: HBO Caribbean, HBO East, HBO Plus East, HBO Family East, Cinemax East, Cinemax West, Max Prime East, Max Prime West; and

    — HBO HD options available with HBO Basic and HBO Premium packages

 

    Flow led the industry as the first cable operator in Jamaica to enter HBO Latin America’s licensing regulation process, and was also the first to make High-Definition technology available in Premium television. 

  About HBO Latin America Group

    HBO Latin America Group(SM) is a group of companies affiliated to Time Warner Entertainment Company, L.P., Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., and Ole Communications Group. The HBO Latin America Group(SM) leading companies operate, manage and own cable and satellite programming services in the Region including the signals of HBO, HBO Plus, HBO Family, HBO Caribbean, HBO HD, HBO On Demand, Cinemax, Max Prime, A&E, Animax, AXN, E! Entertainment Television, Sony Entertainment Television, The Biography Channel, The History Channel and Warner Channel.

 

    About FLOW

    With just three years since its entry into Jamaica, Flow has already made an indelible impact on the local telecommunications industry placing Jamaica as a regional industry leader for data connectivity and innovative digital products. With its dynamic triple play of services — digital cable TV, digital landline and blazing speed Internet, Flow is helping to build a tech savvy, digital, knowledge-based society as Jamaicans forges ahead in keeping apace with the latest global technological trends.

    Flow has made a significant commitment to Jamaica, investing over US$200 million (J$18 billion), to date; in, building an island wide all digital infrastructure, developing human resources and enhancing digital education in schools as part of the company’s social development programme.  Jamaica is now the only country in the region with a direct undersea fibre-optic connection to the United States and South America as Flow via its express, direct, network system to Boca in Florida and Cartagena in Colombia.  The record investment in the undersea system also provides Jamaica with unprecedented capacity, resiliency, redundancy and reliability for broadband data communications.

    Flow is also demonstrating excellence in corporate social responsibility by supporting enhanced learning in schools via free internet and educational cable programmes, mentoring and youth development activities with the Rotary Club in communities across Jamaica and investments to athletic developments in Jamaica via a partnership with the JAAA.  Flow also sponsored the National Champion’s Cup football Competition, National Basketball League and is now one of the major sponsors of the national basketball team.

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CONTACT: Kari Perez of HBO Latin America, +1-305-648-8942,

kperez@hbo-la.com; or Denise Williams of Flow, Manager, Public Relations,

+1-876-620-3232 (SL), +1-876-564-0576 (m), Dwilliams@flowjamaica.com 

CONTACT: Kari Perez of HBO Latin America, +1-305-648-8942,  kperez@hbo-la.com; or Denise Williams of Flow, Manager, Public Relations, +1-876-620-3232 (SL), +1-876-564-0576 (m), Dwilliams@flowjamaica.com

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HBO Announces New Seasons for Their Successful Series Big Love 4, Mad Men 3, and Entourage 6

MIAMI, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ — HBO Latin America announced that this upcoming January 24th would mark the beginning of the 4th season of its controversial series Big Love and the third part of the successful show Mad Men. Additionally, last Sunday, January 10, marked the premier of the sixth season of Entourage.

 The fourth season of  Big Love, nominated at the 2010 Golden Globe Awards for Best Dramatic Series, Best Lead Actor (Bill Paxton) and Best Supporting Actress (Chloe Sevigny), continue offering viewers a juicy plot which questions the values of marriage through an uncommon family from Salt Lake City. The main cast is composed of Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton) and his three wives: Barb (Jeanne Tripplehorn), Nicki (Chloe Sevigny) and Margene (Ginnifer Goodwin).

 Big Love returns with new personal and professional challenges for Bill, who must balance the needs of his three wives, nine children, three homes, and his business ambitions.

 Mad Men, winner of multiple Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations, returns with its full cast and with a third season full of changes. This new chapter of the Sterling Cooper agency takes place in New York during the 1960s, under the command of new British investors.  Don Draper (Jon Hamm), the show’s protagonist, will have to adapt to his new working environment and face his marital problems once and for all.

 Entourage, a 2010 Golden Globe nominee for Best Comedy and for Best Supporting Actor (Jeremy Piven), returns with the young and charismatic actor Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), who continues to enjoy being a Hollywood celebrity along with his 3 inseparable friends: his manager Eric (Kevin Connolly), his half-brother Drama (Kevin Dillon) and the naive Turtle (Jerry Ferrara), as well as his superstar entertainment agent Ari (Jeremy Piven) and his assistant Lloyd (Rex Lee).

 During this season, Eric professes his love for Sloan, Drama continues questioning his life’s purpose, and Ari keeps growing his business. Finally Lloyd’s professional career takes off, meanwhile Turtle and Jamie Lynn overcome obstacles in their romance.

 About HBO Latin America

HBO Latin America is the leader in television network broadcasting, who besides being recognized for the quality and diversity of its original programming, movies and documentaries, delivers services of the highest technology in SD and HD formats in over 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean through its channels HBO®, HBO® Plus, HBO® Family, Cinemax® y Max Prime(SM)   and its SVOD service.

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