Thursday, February 18, 2010

Quality Television to go Online

HBO announced that it has teamed up with Verizon Fios to bring HBO GO a website that makes HBO on-demand services available wherever there is internet service.

Reuters reports: will feature more than 600 hours of HBO shows, including its hit series “The Wire.” That is more than four times what is typically available on HBO’s TV on demand services. HBO will update the roster more regularly than TV on demand, which it usually refreshes once a week.
Verizon FiOS customers will be the first to get access to the HBO GO site, though Comcast HBO subscribers can see similar content through Comcast’s Fancast site.
“The name of the game here is customer retention,” said Eric Kessler, co-president of HBO, in an interview with journalists at the launch on Wednesday.
 HBO GO is part of the so-called TV Everywhere initiative (sponsored by Time Warner, HBO's parent company) to put more TV content online for existing subscribers. Time Warner and Comcast announced in the summer of 2009 that it was going to give paying cable customers access to its content. Here's to hoping that more quality cable networks, such as Showtime, follow in suit.


  1. oo exciting! That's great, and it won't cost any extra for the online content??

  2. Its a free perk of being an HBO subscriber. Another reason for me to love the network.