Published On: Tue, Apr 9th, 2013

HBO Latin America and Cable & Wireless (LIME) Reach Broadcast Agreement

The Cayman Islands cable operator leads the way for the island

HBO---LatinAmericaMIAMI, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HBO Latin America Group and LIME, the Caribbean brand of Cable & Wireless Communications, announced an agreement today for the transmission of the HBO channels in the Cayman Islands on its new pay TV service, which will launch later this month.

Under the agreement, LIME will broadcast the HBO/MAX premium package developed specifically for the Caribbean, which includes 9 channels: HBO Caribbean, HBO (East), HBO2, HBO Plus (East & Pan Regional), HBO Family (East), HBO Signature, MAX, Max Prime (East & Pan Regional)and Max HD. Viewers will be able to select and subscribe to their favorite HBO and MAX channels via LIME's HBO MAX movie package to enjoy over 300 new releases and series per month, offering the most award-winning and nominated series made exclusively for HBO, along with hit Hollywood movies, thought-provoking documentaries, concerts, comedy specials, original HBO Films and critically acclaimed programming, all with no commercial breaks.

"HBO Latin America is very pleased to announce this agreement for a new and long-lasting partnership with LIME and its subscribers. LIME is now able to provide its customers the option of enjoying premium programming, just in time for them to tune in to new seasons of original series likeGame of Thrones, True Blood, Veep and The Newsroom," said Javier Figueras, Corporate Vice President of Sales for HBO Latin America. "We both have an aligned goal of delivering the highest quality in entertainment with the best technology available to the market."

In addition to the paid channels above, LIME will also add the following HBO channels to their basic line-up to enhance their channel offerings: Cinemax, Warner Channel, Sony Entertainment Television, AXN, Sony Spin and E! Entertainment Television.

"We are delighted not only on the long awaited launch of LIME TV in Cayman but we're also excited to offer Caymanians quality programming that's always on.  The launch of HBO/MAX adds a new, unique and compelling dimension of choice and value to our premium movie channel platform," said Dianne Bissoon, VP Television & Entertainment.  "This further strengthens our partnership with HBO in other LIME TV islands such as Barbados and St. Lucia and we look forward to enhancing our partnership in years to come."

This agreement makes LIME the first cable operator in the Cayman Islands to legally offer its subscribers quality programming from HBO. Joining several cable partners throughout the Caribbean who have already established agreements with HBO, LIME is positioned to provide the best entertainment value for its subscribers now and in the future.

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