- Edited for Syndication: Due to HBO's status as a premium cable network, it can air its programming uncut, resulting in more mature content than broadcast television or basic cable shows. Whenever Entourage and Curb Your Enthusiasm made their syndicated debuts on broadcast TV, some cuts were made.
- Keep Circulating the Tapes:
- HBO was insanely popular amongst movie tape traders in the 1980s and 1990s, as far as fans taping movies off the network.
- HBO's shows are also insanely popular on BitTorrent sites, due to the vast number of non-subscriber fans of its original shows who want to follow them without having to wait a year or so for the DVD sets (which are often twice the price of normal network DVD sets).
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