HBO Going Solo: Shaking up the Cable Business Model

I was thrilled today to hear that HBO has finally decided to detach itself from Cable and is going solo in 2015.  This means that they will be offering HBO as a streaming only option just like Netflix or Amazon Prime.  Yay!  Ever since I committed to lowering my expenses this year I’ve been really hoping that HBO would make this move.  Why?  Because I’ve been considering cutting the cord but I would really miss HBO with excellent shows such as Games of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, and more recently True Detectives, and did I mention the excellent foreign films? Many people … Continue reading

HBO and Amazon Prime Join Forces

I am a huge fan of HBO Go.  They have great content with award winning shows such as The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, The Wire and more.  Ever since they launched this app I knew it was a winner.  Who doesn’t like to have access to their favorite HBO series anytime they wish? Plus they have some pretty good foreign films and documentaries as well.  The app is a home run and I have been hoping they make this app into a stand alone as I would happily pay $8/month for it. This week HBO and Amazon announced that they have … Continue reading