HBO SWOT Analysis, Competitors & USP

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SWOT analysis of HBO analyses the brand/company with its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats. In HBO SWOT Analysis, the strengths and weaknesses are the internal factors whereas opportunities and threats are the external factors.

SWOT Analysis is a proven management framework which enables a brand like HBO to benchmark its business & performance as compared to the competitors and industry. HBO is one of the leading brands in the media & entertainment sector. The table below also lists the top HBO competitors and elaborates HBO market segmentation, target group, positioning & Unique Selling Proposition (USP).

HBO SWOT, Competitors, Marketing STP & Brand analysis Table
HBO Brand Analysis
Parent Company

Home Box Office Inc. (Time Warner)


Entertainment TV Channel


Media & Entertainment

Tagline/ Slogan

Its not TV, Its HBO; It's More Than You Imagined. It's HBO


Home Box Office with latest hollywood movies


Upper and Middle Class, cities

Target Group

Youth between 15-35


New hollywood movies on your TV

HBO SWOT Analysis

Below is the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats (SWOT) Analysis of HBO. Strengths are:

1. Latest hollywood blockbusters
2.HBO is broadcasted in over 150 countries
3.HBO has also been actively involved in merchandising
4. It features motion pictures and original series, along with made-for-cable movies and documentaries, boxing matches, and occasional stand-up comedy and concert specials.


Here are the weaknesses in the HBO SWOT Analysis:

1.Broadcasting issues 
2.Censor boards often have issues with content shown 
3.Local cable operators create problems 
4. Price of watching these channels individually is high


Following are the Opportunities in HBO SWOT Analysis:

1.Start online TV channels for viewing as people prefer spending time on internet 
2.Create mobile applications for viewing


The threats in the SWOT Analysis of HBO are as mentioned:

1. People watching movies online 
2.Movie rental stores  3
.Pirated movies
4.Local cable channels

HBO Competition

Below are the top 5 HBO competitors:

1. Star Movies
2. UTV Action
3. WB

The brandguide table above concludes the HBO SWOT analysis along with its marketing and brand parameters.

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