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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2013, 10:57:59 AM »
The insistence that you have HBO as part of a home cable service stunts the profitability of this (and Showtime's) application. 


I don't have cable tv and I'm not interested in getting cable tv.  Between the local stations, hulu, netflix, and the internet, I'm never lacking in something to watch. 

I'd gladly pay a small monthly fee to use this app, such as the fee I pay for netflix and hulu, but that option is not available.  Instead, they insist that I pay a large monthly fee (a cable subscription+HBO), mainly filled with content that I'm not interested in viewing.


Insistence on an old business model despite the profitability of the new model.  Kinda reminds me of another industry.   

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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2013, 08:20:05 AM »
Kinda makes me not feel too bad about getting my Game Of Thrones through other means...

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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2013, 08:42:06 AM »

So many people are locked into getting their TV for $80/month through a large Telcom.

The difference between the Cable TV industry and the Music industry is the fact that their core consumers are older, and less willing to steal/cheat their way into getting content, also they have agreements with the NFL.

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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2013, 09:09:29 AM »
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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2013, 11:48:51 PM »
Forbes article on why HBO doesn't offer a la carte service.


Interesting. 

Though, the article seems to treat delivery of HBO programing as an all or nothing proposition.  Maybe I'm a little slow understanding the absolutes of corporate relationships, but it seems there is a little more room for creative delivery strategies than the article presents.


I think this is also an important point:


So many people are locked into getting their TV for $80/month through a large Telcom.

The difference between the Cable TV industry and the Music industry is the fact that their core consumers are older, and less willing to steal/cheat their way into getting content, also they have agreements with the NFL.

Though, the music industry has been focused on selling products to those with discretionary income; both older and younger.  The youngest fans still buy the majority of the pop cheese, while the older fans will still shell out $100+ for a Doors box with one unreleased/remastered track.       

 

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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2013, 10:22:01 PM »
I see Carnivale is now being offered in the service, so that is pretty awesome.

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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2013, 11:27:48 PM »
For those who have an Apple TV: HBO GO is now a native app, finally.

I usually put off accepting the constant Apple TV updates because, well, the notification pops up when I'm about to start using the thing. Turns out this latest update was worthwhile. Oh, and Watch ESPN is also now built-in.
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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2013, 04:38:51 AM »
My brother-in-law gave us his HBO GO name and password so that we didn't have to find less reputable ways of watching Game of Thrones. Last night I started watching Carnivale with the wife. I watched it when it originally aired, but she's never seen it. I did preface our watching it with 'Are you ok with watching a show that has absolutely no ending?'.
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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2014, 10:39:43 AM »
For those who haven't checked out True Detective yet (it premiered on Sunday), you should. HBO has another winner on their hands. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey are quite good.

Apparently each season of this show will be eight episodes, and the cast, characters and story will change each season.
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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2014, 10:44:25 AM »
For those who haven't checked out True Detective yet (it premiered on Sunday), you should. HBO has another winner on their hands. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey are quite good.

Apparently each season of this show will be eight episodes, and the cast, characters and story will change each season.

That's definitely queued up for the wife and I to watch.
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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2014, 10:50:46 AM »
For those who haven't checked out True Detective yet (it premiered on Sunday), you should. HBO has another winner on their hands. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey are quite good.

Apparently each season of this show will be eight episodes, and the cast, characters and story will change each season.

I watched it last night.

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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2014, 10:52:38 AM »
For those who haven't checked out True Detective yet (it premiered on Sunday), you should. HBO has another winner on their hands. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey are quite good.

Apparently each season of this show will be eight episodes, and the cast, characters and story will change each season.

confirmed - great pilot episode - I'm hooked.
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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2014, 03:26:23 PM »
For those who haven't checked out True Detective yet (it premiered on Sunday), you should. HBO has another winner on their hands. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey are quite good.

Apparently each season of this show will be eight episodes, and the cast, characters and story will change each season.

confirmed - great pilot episode - I'm hooked.

I wouldn`t say I`m hooked yet but I will probably be tuning in next week.  I love the idea of new characters each season.
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Re: HBO GO
« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2014, 03:30:18 PM »
sweet, forgot about this.  will check it out tonight.