TV networks are already unbundling from cable

TV networks are already unbundling from cable


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Sick of the big cable bundle? Luckily, the number of alternatives are growing — and some are coming from the very people who say the bundle isn’t going away.

Executives of the premium cable network have long insisted that they won’t offer its HBO Go streaming service as a Netflix-like standalone internet subscription in the U.S. But HBO is already running an internet-only service in northern Europe, and it’s now looking to take that proposition to other countries, including possibly Japan and Turkey, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report.

HBO isn’t the only network that’s been testing the waters on internet-based video services. A number of broadcast and cable networks have been looking online for new opportunities, and many of them see the internet as a way to break out of pay TV’s stranglehold.

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Posted on August 6, 2014, in Lifestyle, Money, News & Politics, Online Life and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on TV networks are already unbundling from cable.

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