HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler announced that the popular cable channel will offer a stand-alone streaming service, according to a Wednesday press release.
That makes HBO the latest domino to fall in television’s transition to an on-demand all-the-time binge-watching service.
HBO GO, which currently requires a cable subscription for streaming, has prompted many would-be viewers to plead for a streaming-only service to skip the cable middleman. In 2015, they’ll get their wish.
This serves as the latest hit to cable companies, which are running out of ways to convince their customers not to switch to being broadband-only households.
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