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Cablevision to offer HBO Go, Max Go

Sean Bean portraying Eddard Stark in a scene

Sean Bean portraying Eddard Stark in a scene from "Game of Thrones." Credit: HBO

Cablevision Systems Corp. on Monday announced an agreement with Time Warner’s HBO to offer HBO Go and Max Go on home computers, laptops and mobile devices to Cablevision subscribers who have HBO and or Cinemax.

Bethpage-based Cablevision said iO TV customers will have access to the on-demand "Go" programming on any computer with a high-speed Internet connection as well as on iPads, iPhones, iPod touches and certain Android devices. The company said the service will be available a few months from now, but did not give a specific launch date.

Cablevision customers who subscribe to on-demand HBO and Cinemax now can watch those programs on mobile devices in their homes.

HBO GO offers more than 1,400 titles online, including every episode of every season of HBO shows such as "Game of Thrones," "True Blood" and "Boardwalk Empire," as well as older series like "The Sopranos" and "Sex and the City" and HBO original films, miniseries, sports shows, documentaries, and specials. (That's Sean Bean. above, portraying Eddard Stark in a scene from "Game of Thrones.")

MAX GO has more than 400 titles of Cinemax programming online, including films.

Cablevision is the corporate parent of Newsday.

Time Warner Cable, no longer part of Time Warner, on Friday announced similar plans to make HBO Go and Max Go available to its subscribers within the next month. Comcast, Direc TV, Dish Network, Verizon and a number of other TV providers had earlier reached such agreements, according to an HBO spokesman.

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