“If you are working on commercials or for HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, BET or another company that has a contract still in effect – you must keep working,” IATSE informed its members. “You will not be a scab!” (Image: HBO; IATSE; BET)
As previously announced, Comcast today started replacing Cinemax channels with its own on-demand movie network, Hitz.
Both premium cable networks HBO and Cinemax have phased out content including Taxicab Confessions, Real Sex and Cathouse as well as other adult movies containing explicit content from its linear and on-demand platforms.The programming change has been in the works for the past year as the two look for other latenight programming.
Hulu viewers will have access to HBO and Cinemax programming under a new deal that has closed just in time for Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere. Beginning today, viewers can stream all of HBO’s series, theatrical movies, documentaries, sports, and comedy and music specials — both live and on demand — on Hulu for $14.99 per month. For an additional $9.99 per month, viewers can also add Cinemax programming.
A serious overhaul of Cinemax — the pay cable channel so well-known for its late-night, soft-core series like Pleasure Cove and Co-ed Confidential that fans dubbed it “Skinemax” — has been underway since last fall. Cinemax is deep in talks at least four big-name movie producers to create original action series, according to sources.