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Number of HBO subscribers worldwide 2010-2017

This statistic illustrates the number of HBO subscribers worldwide from 2010 to 2017. As of December 2016, HBO had an estimated 134 million subscribers worldwide. Of HBO's total subscribers in 2017, 54 million were in the United States. HBO's over-the-top video on demand service HBO Now, launched in April 2015, reached five million subscribers in February 2018. As a result of the company's continued success worldwide, thanks to hit shows such as Game of Thrones, HBO's subscription revenue hit 5.5 billion U.S. dollars for the first time in 2017. This success comes at a cost, however, as the company spent almost 2.26 billion U.S. dollars on programming costs in 2017.

Number of HBO subscribers worldwide from 2010 to 2017

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Release date

February 2018



Survey time period

2010 to 2017

Supplementary notes

Figures are estimates and have been rounded.
All figures from 2010-2016 have been taken from earlier reports.
Home Box Office transferred the operation and certain contracts of an HBO-branded basic tier television service in India to Turner effective January 2015. The service, which had approximately 15.8 million subscribers at December 31, 2014, continues to use the HBO brand under Turner’s operation. As a result, the subscribers of this service are not included as Home Box Office subscribers effective January 2015.

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