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HBO Go bundle for broadband subscribers could happen, says CEO

By Jos
Mar 22, 2013
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  1. HBO has produced some of the best shows to ever hit the small screen, from pop-culture masterpieces like The Sopranos to epic fantasy novel adaptations like Game of Thrones. Unfortunately the network doesn’t make its content available on services like...

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,356   +402

    One step closer to having ala carte TV options. Can't happen soon enough for me. Drives me insane that I'm paying $130 a month for 700 channels and I only routinely watch 4.
     
  3. mrcavooter

    mrcavooter TS Member Posts: 65   +7

    ^ I'm with you. I wouldn't torrent if I could just pick channels that I wanted. I don't mind paying my own way, in fact I would prefer to do that. Unfortunately, I'm a starving college student and can't afford 7 versions of CSPAN, Lifetime, Women's Entertainment, the Spanish Soap Operas ad infinitum.

    Cable needs to understand that the old business model is what is driving customers away. Make it easy for me to give you money, NOT easy for me to just say eFF it and torrent the content.
     
  4. Timonius

    Timonius TS Booster Posts: 584   +33

    "Customers could pay $50 a month for their Internet and an extra $10 or $15 for HBO to be packaged in with the service"

    :facepalm: They still don't get it.
     
  5. Jos

    Jos TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 2,096   +66 Staff Member

    Timonius At least it would be a step forward and I'm sure more than a few will gladly pay a ~$10 fee just for HBO's content. That said, ideally what I'd like to see is a single streaming service with access to content from all major networks, HBO included, with episodes released simultaneously or the day after they air on TV.
     
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  6. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,685   +60

    All they have to do is add this to netflix for 10$ extra a month, hulu or even redbox. Or heck make their own netflix type program. But yeah they are trying to make a buck like everyone else and already have a sweet deal.
     
  7. SCJake

    SCJake TS Rookie Posts: 80

    treetops

    close, but not quite. I would think it most fair to all for one site/provider to buy bulk contracts to Netflix/hbo/hulu then sell all that content for... say... $20-$25/month? id gladly pay that if it had ALL of them rolled into one.

    I'm all for a pay as you go model, but its the dark side of capitalism here guys. Its not their fault that theyre packaging all these stupid channels together, it's the general world populations fault. As long as the majority of people are willing to pay for it and not just say screw you then theyre going to do it!
     


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