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  • All You Need to Know About Today's Apple Event

    Today’s Apple Event In 90 Seconds

    Apple brought a lot more than expected with today’s event in San Francisco, pushing new products in media, health, computers, and wearables. Read More

  • HBO’s New Streaming Service, HBO Now, Exclusive To Apple At Launch

    HBO’s New Streaming Service, HBO Now, Exclusive To Apple At Launch

    Though today’s Apple event is largely focused on the reveal of the new Apple Watch, the company also announced updates to its Apple TV platform to kick off the day – something that had been rumored to be in the works for some time. Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed earlier reports that HBO’s new standalone streaming service called HBO Now is going to be available on Apple TV… Read More

  • Of Course Comcast Subscribers Can’t Stream HBO Go On The PS4

    Of Course Comcast Subscribers Can’t Stream HBO Go On The PS4

    HBO Go finally hit the PS4 this week bringing the online streaming service to the best selling next-gen console. But of course it doesn’t work with Comcast. Why would it? HBO Go hit the PS3 last year and Comcast subscribers still can’t use the service. Comcast tells TechCrunch that their subscribers have many other ways to access HBO on other devices. A spokesperson points to the… Read More

  • HBO GO Arrives On PS4 Today

    HBO GO Arrives On PS4 Today

    Just ahead of the April 12 premiere of one of its more popular shows, Game of Thrones, HBO announced this morning that its streaming service HBO GO is now available on the PlayStation 4. The new application, which has been available on the PS3 for nearly a year, will be made available to PS4 owners as of today, the company says. Read More

  • We Need Your Disrupt NY Battlefield Submissions Right Now!

    We Need Your Disrupt NY Battlefield Submissions Right Now!

    Disrupt NY will be here in no time, and you know what that means. You should probably get started on Disrupt NY Battlefield applications. We’re about to close submissions so we want you to be able to get your application in ASAP. For those of you who don’t yet know, the Startup Battlefield is a world-renowned startup competition. It’s like the Gymnastics portion of the… Read More

  • HBO GO Finally Comes To Amazon Fire TV

    HBO GO Finally Comes To Amazon Fire TV

    Amazon just made good on its promise. HBO GO is now available on the Amazon Fire TV and will hit the Fire TV Stick this coming spring. Best yet, the app fully supports Amazon’s impressive voice search that let’s users find content with a button built into the Fire TV remote. Read More

  • Tencent Becomes HBO’s Exclusive Online Distributor In China

    Tencent Becomes HBO’s Exclusive Online Distributor In China

    Tencent is now HBO’s exclusive online partner in China, the two companies announced today. That means Tencent (which, along with Alibaba and search giant Baidu, is one of China’s largest and most influential Internet companies) will be the only official provider of HBO content through Tencent Video. TV series that will be shown on the online video platform include “Game… Read More

  • Is It The Beginning Of The End For Cable Or Just A New Beginning?

    Is It The Beginning Of The End For Cable Or Just A New Beginning?

    In mid-October of this year, HBO dropped a bombshell — albeit a long-rumored one — with the news that it would launch a standalone streaming service sometime in 2015. The media and Game of Thrones fans everywhere immediately went into overdrive, analyzing every last one of the scarce details to death (What content will be included? How much will it cost? Should I cancel my… Read More

  • Netflix Says Standalone HBO Was “Inevitable,” Claims Both Services Will Prosper

    Netflix Says Standalone HBO Was “Inevitable,” Claims Both Services Will Prosper

    Netflix didn’t deliver the subscriber growth that investors were hoping for, but hey, it managed to keep up with today’s news cycle — specifically, HBO’s short-on-details announcement that it will be launching a standalone streaming service next year. CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells managed to squeeze the news into today’s investor letter, where they say… Read More

  • Let The Unbundling Begin: HBO Go Will Be Available Without A Cable Subscription In 2015

    Let The Unbundling Begin: HBO Go Will Be Available Without A Cable Subscription In 2015

    HBO is finally getting its online streaming game on, after Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler revealed that the broadcaster will launch a standalone streaming service next year. “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,” Plepler told a Time Warner investor meeting today. Plepler… Read More

  • HBO’s “Silicon Valley”: Behind The Squirm

    HBO’s “Silicon Valley”: Behind The Squirm

    HBO’s “Silicon Valley” is more than your average breakout series that had audiences praying for a second season even as the credits on the pilot began to roll. The show has clearly hit a cultural nerve, both inside and outside the tech community. I talk with series co-executive producer and writer Clay Tarver on how — and why — the new hit show gets it right. Read More

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