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How does HBO make money?

Asked by queenzboulevard (2549points) November 10th, 2008

There aren’t any commercials! Is it the fact that you have to pay to have the channel?

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shadowfelldown's avatar

They are a premium channel. Each subscriber pays per month to receive HBO. It is the same with SHOWTIME, STARZ, CINEMAX etc.

Wine3213's avatar

I agree with shadow. They’re a premium channel, and they also have pay-per-view.

figbash's avatar

They also make a lot of money on sales and rental of their series DVDs.

Kay's avatar

They also make money from product placement in the shows.

girlofscience's avatar

From me, in part.

HBO is my number 1 priority. Even before internet.

A_Beaverhausen's avatar

yay for product placement!

Lazario's avatar

You mean- since Sex and the City went off the air?

dynamicduo's avatar

DVD sales account for a large amount of profit. Also, the sales of distribution rights for each show, in each country, is a large amount of all entertainment revenues.

GrumpyGram's avatar

By taking part of CHRIS ROCK’S cut. LOL !

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