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Google Fiber adds HBO and Cinemax to its channel lineup

Updated: 2013-04-17T03:08:22Z

Google, meet “Game of Thrones.”

Google Fiber announced Tuesday that it has added HBO and Cinemax to the lineup of its television subscriptions. That leaves just AMC — home to the martini-marinated “Mad Men” and popular zombiefest “The Walking Dead” — NBA packages and a handful of other offerings among the prominent channels still missing from its lineup.

The absence of such channels was seen as a possible hindrance to the widespread acceptance of Google Fiber in place of traditional cable TV.

For an extra $20 a month, subscribers can now add HBO, HBO2, HBO Signature, HBO Family, HBO Latino, HBO Comedy and HBO Zone to their channel selections. For another $10 a month, customers can get Max, MoreMax, ActionMax, ThrillerMax, WMax, @Max, 5-StarMax and OuterMax.

Google Fiber sells ultra-fast Internet service — far faster than most home broadband — paired with a standard TV package for $120 a month to customers who agree to two-year contracts. It was first hooked up to a few homes in Kansas City, Kan., in November and is still available in only a handful of neighborhoods in the city.

| Scott Canon, scanon@kcstar.com

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