Home Box Office, Inc. is, providing the two television services—HBO® and Cinemax®—to approximately 127 million subscribers worldwide. The services offer the most popular subscription video-on-demand products, HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand® as well as HBO GO® and MAX GO®, HD feeds and multiplex channels. Internationally, HBO branded television networks, along with the subscription video-on-demand products HBO On Demand and HBO GO, bring HBO services to over 70 countries. HBO and Cinemax programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide.
Michael Lombardo is president, Programming, for Home Box Office, the world’s most successful pay TV service. He is responsible for overseeing all of HBO’s and Cinemax’s programming initiatives including HBO Films, HBO Sports, HBO Documentaries & Family and HBO Entertainment. He also oversees HBO Marketing as well as HBO’s Program Planning group, which is responsible for research and scheduling in connection with the HBO and Cinemax services. In addition, he is responsible for the West Coast Business Affairs, Legal and Production departments.
During his tenure as president, HBO Programming, HBO has launched some of its most acclaimed and successful series including True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, The Newsroom, Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Girls, Veep, Looking, True Detective, Enlightened, and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, many ranking among the top programs in the network’s history. Additional award-winning programs include the miniseries Mildred Pierce and Generation Kill; HBO Films’ The Normal Heart, Behind the Candelabra, Too Big to Fail, Temple Grandin, Taking Chance, Grey Gardens, Game Change, and You Don’t Know Jack. Lombardo also shepherded Cinemax’s first foray into primetime originals with the popular action series Strike Back and Banshee. Lombardo currently serves on the boards of The Paley Center, The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) and Film Independent. He was appointed a member of the Board of Trustees at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts by President Obama in February 2014.