American movie-focused pay television network

Cinemax is an American pay cable television and satellite television network. It is owned by the Home Box Office division of Time Warner.[1] The network usually broadcasts theatrically released feature movies, original series and softcore pornographic series and movies.

TypePay television network
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaNationwide
HeadquartersNew York, New York
  • English
  • Spanish (Cinemáx; also as SAP option on all other channels)
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the network's SDTV channel feeds)
Timeshift service
Cinemax timeshift channels[note 1]
    • Cinemax (East / West)
    • MoreMax (East / West)
    • ActionMax (East / West)
    • ThrillerMax (East / West)
OwnerWarner Bros. Discovery
ParentHome Box Office
Key people
  • John K. Billock (President, HBO U.S. Group)
  • Casey Bloys (President/Head of Programming, HBO/Cinemax)
Sister channels
LaunchedAugust 1, 1980; 43 years ago (1980-08-01)
Streaming media
  • (subscription required to access content)

As of July 2015, Cinemax and its channels are available to more than 21 million subscribers in the United States.

Cinemax began on August 1, 1980.

The channel and its other channels play a variety of movies and television series, such as Erotic Confessions, the Lethal Weapon franchise and some adult programming.

Channels of Cinemax include Action, Vanguard, Comedy, Suspense and Classic.

Notes change

  1. MovieMax, 5StarMax, OuterMax and Cinemáx each operate exclusively on an Eastern Time schedule.

References change

  1. "2d Cable Movie Service". The New York Times. Retrieved Oct 14, 2017.