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HBO's Over-the-Top Service: Here's What We Know

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - HBO has shaken up the media biz with its plan to launch a standalone over-the-top service next year, making the pay-TV titan the first major cable programmer to be marketed to consumers who do not pay for a traditional MVPD (multichannel video-program distribution) subscription. HBO chairman-CEO Richard Plepler made the announcement Wednesday with dramatic flourish at Time Warner's investor-day presentation: "It is time to remove all barriers to those who want HBO," he said. Details about HBO's plans were scant. Between Plepler's comments and discussions with industry insiders, here's what we know so far: The new offering is likely...

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