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'HBO Go' offers streaming premium content

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Feb 2010 15:52 User comments (5)

'HBO Go' offers streaming premium content HBO has announced the launch of HBO Go, an online streaming video service that will allow users to watch the premium channel's exclusive content at their own leisure.
The only catch is you have to already be a subscriber to HBO or Cinemax TV services, but surely no one thought HBO would give away all these movies for free, right?

An advantage HBO has over competition in VOD is their popular exclusives like True Blood, Entourage and others.

So far it seems that subscribers will only be able to login to HBO Go if they are a Comcast or FiOS subscriber, and it is unclear when the service will be available to those not using those ISPs.

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5 user comments

117.2.2010 19:24

Making paying for legal content moot.....

217.2.2010 19:50

I would rather pay one company like netflix that has all the movies. give me a VOD cable provider.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 17 Feb 2010 @ 19:51

317.2.2010 19:52

Originally posted by lamain:
I would rather pay one company like netflix that has all the movies. give me a VOD cable provider.
They are content dinosaurs and will not get on the easy to use alacart like system until they are dead.....

417.2.2010 22:43

If it is commercial free, it might be worth it for a couple bucks a year...if you didn't need to have the cable company!

518.2.2010 13:35

HBO probably won't offer this to DirecTV users, seeing that HBO OnDemand is not available via DirecTV (Showtime is however.)

Used to have HBO OnDemand when I was with Armstrong and Crime Warner, and liked the ability to watch the shows/movies at my leisure and not have to worry about DVR'ing everything!

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