HBO Mulls Internet Go Subscription Again
"The idea of an internet-only HBO subscription doesn't seem to be going away" -- but is probably unlikely to happen, writes Jacob Kastrenakes. HBO CEO Richard Plepler publicly speculated on just such a plan, even going into "specifics on prices and partners. Still, such a service is unlikely since "the cable, satellite, and telco providers that [HBO] works with almost certainly would not [approve]," writes Kastrenakes. "Not only would they be unlikely to promote and support such a package, they could discontinue offering HBO altogether, or even cease carrying other, less valuable Time Warner properties as well..."