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HBO going 'over the top' with Internet streaming service in 2015
HBO going 'over the top' with Internet streaming service in 2015

HBO announced plans to offer a stand-alone streaming service directly to Internet customers beginning next year, taking a giant step toward breaking the pay-TV bundle that has been a cornerstone of the television industry for more than a quarter-century. HBO Chief Executive Richard Plepler made the announcement Wednesday at parent company Time Warner Inc.'s investor day in New York. HBO's service is currently available only to subscribers of pay-TV packages. But growing competition and changing consumer viewing behavior has forced HBO's hand. The company doesn't want to get left behind as audiences migrate to the Internet to consume much of their entertainment. ...

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