HBO Will Use an Unusual Method to Make a New Show Available Tonight to Non-Subscribers

Apr 6, 2018  •  Post A Comment

HBO announced plans today to use an innovative procedure to enable non-subscribers to access the Vice episode “Raised in the System,” which debuts tonight on HBO.

The full episode will be made available digitally after the show’s linear premiere, with HBO posting it in 10-minute increments as they air on the @HBO Twitter page.

Vice’s special extended season six premiere, “Raised in the System” features Emmy-nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams as he embarks on a personal journey to expose the root of the American mass incarceration crisis: the juvenile justice system.

“Beginning at 7:40 p.m. ET/PT, HBO is giving non-subscribers an opportunity to watch ‘Raised in the System’ when the episode is posted in ten-minute increments as they air on @HBO’s Twitter page. You can follow the conversation online by using #RaisedInTheSystem,” HBO said in today’s announcement. “Additionally, the full episode will be available on HBO GO, HBO NOW, HBO.com, HBO YouTube, participating television and streaming partner platforms, and free On Demand Channels beginning at 8:20 p.m. ET/PT.”

With the return of the weekly series on Friday nights, “VICE News Tonight” will move to four nights a week, airing Monday through Thursday. Tonight HBO will air an early preview of the weekly show in the 7:30 p.m. slot, ahead of its regularly scheduled debut at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.

When Vice is on hiatus, “VICE News Tonight” will resume on Fridays at 7:30 p.m.


  1. 10 min increments?? Dumbest thing ever….

    • To Non-subscribers, they don’t have to do it at all.

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