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Netflix surpasses subscriber base of HBO, in U.S.

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Apr 2013 9:04 User comments (3)

Netflix surpasses subscriber base of HBO, in U.S. During their quarterly earnings report, streaming giant Netflix announced they had reached 29.17 million domestic subscribers.
The figure means Netflix has finally surpassed HBO, its new rival in original content.

HBO has 28.7 million subscribers, according to the most recent data.

Netflix had a great quarter, adding just over 2 million subscribers, thanks mainly to an upgraded TV catalog and original content like the popular "House of Cards."

On a global scale, HBO is still king, with 114 million subscribers. Netflix only has 36.2 million.

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3 user comments

123.4.2013 17:27

Considering Americans watch the most TV, taking over HBO is a big deal.

Good job Netflix. Even though I rather watch HBO, CineMax, etc, good job.

224.4.2013 6:43

I think you will see on demand from HBO,and the like coming to streaming via, Amazon or Netflix. I know Time Warner had that a few years ago.

324.4.2013 12:03

Originally posted by molsen:
I think you will see on demand from HBO,and the like coming to streaming via, Amazon or Netflix. I know Time Warner had that a few years ago.
HBO has their own competing service, HBO GO. GO has been miserable for me, since DirecTV subscribers are blocked from using devices such as the Roku, to stream to their TVs.

On a positive note, DirecTV must've been listening, because the paltry HBO OD (on demand) service went from select episodes of select shows to having every single series and episode available. I'm happy this finally happened, now I can catch up on some shows I've missed, since I hate to pickup any series from the middle.

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