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Showtime, HBO, and others deny losing subscribers to Netflix

Showtime, HBO, and others deny losing subscribers to Netflix

Recently research firm NPD published a report that said major pay cable networks like Showtime, HBO, and Starz were losing subscribers to digital streaming firms like Netflix and others. The pay cable networks deny that claim. The NPD report said that the pay channels lost about 6% of their subscribers in the last two years while the online services like Netflix gained 4%.

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Comcast announces new Internet Plus offering streaming HBO and local TV

Comcast announces new Internet Plus offering streaming HBO and local TV

There are a lot of fans of TV shows on HBO that would like to get access to HBO Go without having to subscribe to traditional cable television. HBO hasn't offered the ability to purchase its network as a streaming channel only and may not ever offer that ability. If you happen to live in an area served by Comcast the cable provider has a new deal that is as close as you'll get to subscribing to HBO only via the Internet.

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HBO Needs to Be the Next Netflix

HBO Needs to Be the Next Netflix

Netflix and HBO don’t like each other. Well, at least HBO doesn’t seem to like Netflix. And Netflix? Well, it would love to have HBO content on its streaming service, but it’s not fond of the fact that HBO has no desire to do so. In fact, HBO has clearly drawn a line between its service and Netflix.

HBO reasons that such a move makes sense. After all, the company has been successful at offering cable-subscription services for years and with new, original programming to offer like True Blood, Game of Thrones, and The Newsroom, it’s obviously seeing an opportunity to expand its presence in the entertainment world and achieve something far more grand.

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HBO content hits Google Play: Game of Thrones, True Blood, Newsroom ahoy

HBO content hits Google Play: Game of Thrones, True Blood, Newsroom ahoy

Those of you wishing you had a (legal) alternative to subscribing to HBO's network to see some of the most hyped-up television shows today are in luck: they're coming to Google Play. Android users galore will be able to partake in episode purchases of the likes of The Newsroom, True Blood, and Game of Thrones starting this week. Rounding out the collection comes The Wire, Veep, Boardwalk Empire, and of course Girls.

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HBO demands Google take down VLC torrent listing

HBO demands Google take down VLC torrent listing

It's not uncommon for media companies to send in DMCA takedown requests to Google in order to have it removed from search listings and indexing, but sometimes it can get a bit ridiculous. Case in point: HBO is demanding that Google remove a link to a torrent listing of a version of VLC, the popular open-source media player.

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HBO exec sees Game of Thrones piracy as a compliment

HBO exec sees Game of Thrones piracy as a compliment

With all the hoopla that has been built up around piracy over the last several years, you might expect anyone associated with a television or movie studio to see people who pirate their content as the devil. At least one HBO executive seems to have a different opinion of pirates. Recently HBO programming president Michael Lombardo spoke with Entertainment Weekly about Game of Thrones and piracy.

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