It's not TV, it's HBO.
Well, TV isn’t TV anymore, what with TiVo, streaming options and Video on Demand services.
The pay cable giant, at first resistant to the streaming revolution, just announced it will be offering its own stand alone streaming service next year.
HBO Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler shared the news Wednesday at the Time Warner Inc. investor meeting.
“That is a large and growing opportunity that should no longer be left untapped. It is time to remove all barriers to those who want HBO … All in, there are 80 million homes that do not have HBO and we will use all means at our disposal to go after them,” Plepler said in a press statement.
Earlier this year, HBO partnered with Amazon Prime to allow some of its older content catalog to be streamed on the service. The channel currently offers HBO Go, an online service that insists consumers subscribe to the channel’s TV-based programming to access it.
DID YOU KNOW: HBO’s first original comedy series, “1st and 10,” starred Delta Burke as the female owner of a fictional NFL franchise. The show ran from 1984 to 1991.