HBO and Amazon Strike a Deal

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    Apr 24, 2014 2:04 AM GMT
    Not everything and not right away, but if you don't have HBO...


    In a move that is sure to please many—though definitely not Netflix—HBO has entered into an agreement with Amazon to stream many of its biggest hits over the Prime Instant Video service. Beginning May 21, you’ll no longer have to have HBO or access to an HBO Go account in order to stream original content such as The Wire, The Sopranos, Deadwood, and Flight of the Conchords. All you’ll need is an Amazon Prime membership.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2014/04/23/hbo_shows_will_stream_on_amazon_prime_in_exclusive_deal.html
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    Apr 24, 2014 1:48 PM GMT
    Oooo burn Netflix !! icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 24, 2014 2:41 PM GMT
    This would be more exciting if it allowed us to stream shows as or right after they air.
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    Apr 24, 2014 3:46 PM GMT
    shawnathan saidThis would be more exciting if it allowed us to stream shows as or right after they air.


    They have their own service for that- HBO Go
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    Apr 24, 2014 4:11 PM GMT
    whateveryo said
    shawnathan saidThis would be more exciting if it allowed us to stream shows as or right after they air.


    They have their own service for that- HBO Go
    Not anymore.

    Iceblink said...you’ll no longer have to have HBO or access to an HBO Go account in order to stream original content such as The Wire, The Sopranos, Deadwood, and Flight of the Conchords. All you’ll need is an Amazon Prime membership...
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    Apr 24, 2014 4:58 PM GMT
    shawnathan said
    whateveryo said
    shawnathan saidThis would be more exciting if it allowed us to stream shows as or right after they air.


    They have their own service for that- HBO Go
    Not anymore.

    Iceblink said...you’ll no longer have to have HBO or access to an HBO Go account in order to stream original content such as The Wire, The Sopranos, Deadwood, and Flight of the Conchords. All you’ll need is an Amazon Prime membership...

    Actually that means you do not have to have HBO Go to stream some of the content HBO offers, but some of it, the newest programming, you still will. HBO is not going to do anything that would make people stop subscribing to their cable channels, which is how you get access to HBO Go.
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    Apr 24, 2014 7:49 PM GMT
    More of this is coming. Narrow casting will continue to get narrower.
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    Apr 24, 2014 7:49 PM GMT
    whateveryo said
    shawnathan saidThis would be more exciting if it allowed us to stream shows as or right after they air.


    They have their own service for that- HBO Go


    Yes, they do, but, at this time, it's tied with a cable provider. Amazon bypasses that. That's the point.