HBO To Debut Its Streaming Services In April
Brace yourself for HBO’s streaming services.
The much anticipated streaming service from HBO dubbed “HBO Now” is set to be launched in April this year. HBO’s streaming service will enable its users to stream content by HBO without necessarily having a satellite or cable TV subscription.
Jeff Bewkes, CEO of Time Warner Company, said that HBO Now, a stand-alone streaming service, will be able to reach up to 80 million viewers – who currently do not have an active subscription with HBO, International Business Time reports adding that customers who will seek services of HBO Now will be required to pay a monthly fee of $15.
For those who are keen, you would have noticed that that the price for HBO Now is expensive if you are to compare it with Netflix which offers the same services as HBO’s new streaming service. That said Richard Plepler, HBO’s Chief Executive Officer, said that the monthly charge for HBO Now is slightly expensive due to the fact that HBO Now “is a premium product, and it will be priced accordingly.”
HBO which basically stands for Home Box Office was officially launched back in 1972 as a premium cable channel. Currently, HBO is being owned by Time Warner Company and it has managed to remain “one of the most influential networks in the world.” Although HBO started out by majorly focusing on films, it changed its philosophy and started broadcasting movies, talk shows, TV series as well sporting events and documentary.