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HBO Go Viewers Mostly Watching Original Shows

  • Gigaom, Tuesday, February 28, 2012 4:46 PM

Although HBO still has a library of recent movies available, 75% of subscribers using its streaming service, HBO Go, are watching its original TV shows instead, according to HBO Co-President Eric Kessler.

Meanwhile, another company well-known for its movies -- Netflix -- is also moving toward TV shows, which "now account for more than half of all Netflix viewing," writes the New York Times' Brian Stelter. Key to this move: the expiration of Netflix's deal with Starz, which previously supplied many of the "flix" in its name, and the company's new deals for original content.

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