Post Tagged with: "HBO"

Here’s how Sling TV, sports streaming, and standalone services will impact pay-TV
/ March 27, 2015 10:59 am
Here’s how Sling TV, sports streaming, and standalone services will impact pay-TV

VentureBeat reports "We’re just a few months into 2015, but it already seems that this is the Year of the Streaming Service. You’ve undoubtedly heard the news: HBO Now is arriving soon; NBCU has plans to launch a comedy-focused subscription video service; Sling TV is adding AMC and IFC to its channel lineup; CBS All Access is live, and Showtime’s standalone service could arrive in 2015." . Read More

HBO, Vice Will Launch Daily Newscast As Part of 4-Year Content Pact
/ March 26, 2015 1:42 pm
HBO, Vice Will Launch Daily Newscast As Part of 4-Year Content Pact

Variety reports "Time Warner’s HBO and upstart content outlet Vice Media will launch a five-day-a-week newscast on the premium cable outlet as part of a new four-year content pact, the two companies said Thursday.". Read More

Vice’s Shane Smith Raises Game for HBO While Pursuing Digital Forays
/ March 19, 2015 12:09 pm
Vice’s Shane Smith Raises Game for HBO While Pursuing Digital Forays

Variety reports "Shane Smith knows he’s living dangerously, and he doesn’t give a damn. In his role as aproducer and host of the “Vice” TV series on HBO, he is committed to “irreverence and unorthodoxy,” and he won wide praise recently for a startling piece about breakthrough cancer cures. In his role as a corporate CEO of Vice Media, meanwhile, he is pledged to orthodoxy — making money. And he is fast becoming a media folk hero for aggressively leading a print company into the frenzy of the digital and mobile universe.". Read More

HBO Now Finally Breaks Up the Pay-TV Bundle (Analysis)
/ March 18, 2015 11:04 am
HBO Now Finally Breaks Up the Pay-TV Bundle (Analysis)

Variety reports "The pay-TV bundle is facing new threats to its existence. Two of the industry’s anchors, HBO and Showtime, are planning to cut the cord, launching over-the-top Internet services that don’t require subscriptions to a cable or satellite service — with HBO setting a date for its new offering with a powerful partner: Apple." . Read More

Netflix Stock ‘Unattractive’ with Growing Pressure From HBO, Amazon, Hulu: Analysts
/ March 16, 2015 11:30 am
Netflix Stock ‘Unattractive’ with Growing Pressure From HBO, Amazon, Hulu: Analysts

Variety reports "Netflix shares were down more than 4% in mid-day trading Monday after Wall Street firm Evercore ISI downgraded the stock to “sell” based on growing competition from HBO, Amazon,Hulu and others in the over-the-top video segment.". Read More

HBO’s New Streaming Service, HBO Now, Exclusive To Apple TV At Launch
/ March 9, 2015 10:54 am
HBO’s New Streaming Service, HBO Now, Exclusive To Apple TV At Launch

TechCrunch reports "Though today’s Apple event is largely focused on the reveal of the new Apple Watch, the company also announced updates to its Apple TV platform to kick off the day – something that had been rumored to be in the works for some time." . Read More

HBO Online Service Will Launch in 2015, Priced as Premium Product
/ February 11, 2015 6:22 pm
HBO Online Service Will Launch in 2015, Priced as Premium Product

Variety reports "HBO will launch its highly anticipated standalone digital service later this year, but the premium cabler remains tightlipped about what programs it will offer and how much it will cost." . Read More

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