Cinemax (also known as MAX by HBO in Vietnam) is a Southeast Asian pay television channel part of the HBO Asia network. It features action and suspense films like its US counterpart. Cinemax is headquartered in WarnerMedia Asia office in Singapore.

LaunchedAugust 1996
NetworkHBO Asia
Owned byHBO Asia Pte Ltd
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 480i/576i for the SDTV feed)
SloganFully loaded for your entertainment
Broadcast areaAsia
Formerly calledMax
(March 2009–November 2012)
Sister channel(s)HBO, HBO Signature, HBO Hits, HBO Family, Red by HBO
Nexmedia (Indonesia)Channel 503
Sky Net (Myanmar)Channel 29 (SD)
Channel 107 (HD)
Channel 29
Cignal (Philippines)Channel 49 (SD)
Channel 239 (HD)
MNC Vision (Indonesia)Channel 8 (SD)
Channel 402 (HD)
Astro (Malaysia)Channel 412 (SD)
Channel 432 (HD)
DishHD (Taiwan)Channel 6726
G Sat (Philippines)Channel 78
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 84
Transvision (Indonesia)Channel 109 (HD)
Dish Home (Nepal)Channel 501 (SD)
Channel 927 (HD)
Channel 59 (HD 800/77/99)
Channel 79 (C01/C02)
OrangeTV (Indonesia)Channel 157
GMM Z (Thailand)Channel 50 (HD)
Thaicom 5 (Thailand)3440 H 30000 5/6 (HD)
SkyCable / Destiny Cable (Philippines)Channel 36 (SD)
Channel 198 (HD)
SkyCable Zamboanga CityChannel 38
(Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines)
Parasat Cable TV (Philippines)Channel 41
Pioneer Cable Vision Inc. (PCVI) (Baybay City, Philippines)Channel 6 (SD)
Cablelink (Philippines)Channel 81
StarHub TV (Singapore)Channel 611
First Media (Indonesia)Channel 290 (SD)
Channel 310 (HD)
Cable Star Iloilo (Iloilo City, Philippines)Channel 38
Macau Cable TV (Macau)Channel 134
Space Time Network (Kathmandu , Nepal)Channel 513
Channel 152
now TV (Hong Kong)Channel 113
Singtel TV
Channel 424 (HD)
Net TV Nepal (Nepal)Channel 404 (HD)


Cinemax (1996–2009)Edit

Cinemax Asia is the secondary channel of HBO Asia was launched in August 1996, it is a 24-hour movie channel which features movies in horror, suspense, thriller and action. Cinemax Asia features Thriller Cinemax on Thursday, Action Cinemax on Friday while Cinemax Superstars on weekend.

In Malaysia, it was launched on Astro on Channel 18 replacing the ill-fated MGM Gold on 24 August 1998.

Max (2009–2012)Edit

In March 2009, Cinemax Asia was rebranded as "Max Asia" to appeal to male viewers. Max Asia's logo has been redesigned as well in line with the rebranding. Under registered permission HBO Network, Max Asia is American Movies channel becomes[clarification needed].[1][2][3][4]

Cinemax (2012–present)Edit

Max changes its id and promos red theme and logo with a more bolder approach to match its American counterpart, with new Action Movies and Thriller Movies and now a competitor to Fox Action Movies


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  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Advertising, Marketing, Media, Digital, PR News & more". Campaign Asia. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-01. Retrieved 2009-03-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ [2][dead link]

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