The Birthplace of HBO

The Birthplace of HBO (HM27CX)

Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 Luzerne County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 14.769', W 75° 52.923'

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Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

—November 8, 1972 —

In November of 1972, 365 subscribers of Service Electric Cable TV became the first subscribers to Home Box Office. By participating in the launch of the nation's premiere pay television service, these citizens of Wilkes Barre became part of communications history.
On the occasion of launching Cinemax, HBO's sister service, HBO acknowledges the pioneering role of the city of Wilkes Barre and Service Electric in the development of cable entertainment. We appreciate your loyal support during the past twelve years and look forward to an equally rewarding relationship in the future.
Thomas V. McLaughlin
· Mayor of Wilkes Barre ·
April 18, 1984
HM NumberHM27CX
Year Placed1984
Placed ByHBO and the City of Wilkes-Barre
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Date Added Friday, May 4th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 426094 N 4566457
Decimal Degrees41.24615000, -75.88205000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 14.769', W 75° 52.923'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 14' 46.14" N, 75° 52' 55.38" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)570
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre PA 18711, US
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