|Founded||October 31, 1991|
|Defunct||May 4, 2020|
|Fate||Folded into WarnerMedia Latin America the channels it distributed went to Ole Distribution|
|Successor||Warner Bros. Discovery Americas|
Ole Distribution (Distributor of the other channels that HBO Latin America distributed)
|Owner||Warner Bros. Discovery International|
(all 4 are owned and operated by A+E Networks Latin America, expect Lifetime is a joint venture with Sony Pictures Television Latin America)
HBO Latin America was a company that owned and distributed several television channels in the region of Latin America. It was originally founded as a joint venture between Time Warner and Ole Communications in 1991 with the launch of HBO in the region. The HBO Brazilian channel was launched in 1994. In 1990s Sony and Disney became shareholders and left in 2010. The company later began distributing other channels from companies such as Turner, Sony, A&E and NBCUniversal.
In October 2019, WarnerMedia announced an agreement with Ole to acquire the latter's minority interest. HBO Brasil, which is another joint venture of HBO with Ole was not affected by the transaction. WarnerMedia and Ole Communications continued their basic television channel distribution in Latin America. Eventually, the company folded into WarnerMedia in May 2020 (now Warner Bros. Discovery Americas).
HBO Latin America Group owns and operates these channels, which will be acquired by WarnerMedia: (most of those are simulcast in HD):
- HBO Latin America (formerly known as HBO Ole)
- HBO 2
- HBO+ (formerly known as HBO Ole 2 and HBO Plus)
- HBO Family
- HBO Signature
- HBO Mundi (formerly known as Max)
- HBO Pop (formerly known as Max Up)
- HBO Xtreme (formerly known as Max Prime)
- Cinemax Latin America (Since 2009 as an ad-supported basic cable network)
HBO Caribbean is operated as a division of HBO Latin America.
WarnerMedia distributes the following channels:
Owned by A+E Networks Latin America (owned by A+E Networks and Ole Communications):
- History Latin America
- H2 Latin America (started in July 2014 to replace Bio.)
- A&E Latin America
- Lifetime Latin America (started in June 2014 to replace Sony Spin)
- E! Latin America (owned by Comcast/NBCUniversal and Ole Communications)
- Telemundo Internacional (except in Mexico. Owned by Comcast/NBCUniversal and Ole Communications)
- Universal TV (except in Brazil, where the channel is operated by a 50/50 joint venture between NBCU and Canais Globo and distributed by Canais Globo)
- Studio Universal (except in Brazil, where the channel is operated by a 50/50 joint venture between NBCU and Canais Globo and distributed by Canais Globo)
- Syfy (except in Brazil, where the channel is operated by a 50/50 joint venture between NBCU and Canais Globo and distributed by Canais Globo)
Sony Pictures Entertainment:
Warner Bros. Entertainment (operated by WarnerMedia International):
- IVC Network
- Sony Spin
- Hallmark Channel
- TV Quality
- Tele Uno
- Mundo Olé
- A&E Mundo
- USA Network
- Calle 13
- CBS Telenoticias
- HBO Family
- HBO HD
- "WarnerMedia preps for HBO Max's Latin American roll-out after completing Ole deal". tbivision.com. Retrieved 5 May 2020.
- Mango, Agustin (October 25, 2019). "Warner Media Takes Ownership of HBO's Services in Latin America". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
- "WarnerMedia e AT&T incorporam HBO no Brasil e América Latina". Tecnoblog (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2022-11-02.