Home Box Office, America’s leading premium television network, established in 1972, opened its first field office in Central Europe in 1991 and in Poland in 1996. HBO Central Europe is owned by Home Box Office Inc., Disney’s Buena Vista International Television and Sony Pictures Television International / Columbia Tri-Star. HBO is now available in most cable TV networks and on all digital platforms in Poland. HBO brings the biggest blockbusters, award-winning original series, cutting edge documentaries, exclusive events and the biggest stars directly to viewers’ homes. In 2006, HBO began to produce documentaries in Poland, some of which, like Marcin Koszałka and Jacek Bławut, have gained recognition at various film festivals. Encouraged by this success, the station has already announced a number of promising documentary projects. HBO also supports the Krakow Film Festival.