New HBO OTT Service Ready to Do Battle With Netflix

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Last week, HBO announced that they will offer an over-the-top streaming service, much like Netflix, to subscribers that aren’t getting it already through HBO Go and their Cable TV service.

This means that millions of users that have cut the cord on Cable TV, but usually stream TV shows and movies, will now have the chance to watch all of HBO’s library of content.

With an estimated 10 million broadband-enabled homes in the United States, it’s evident that streaming content over the Internet will be a more commonplace event as we move forward. It’s not too different from when television viewers used to watch TV shows and movies on an over-the-air antenna, while Cable TV started to roll out across the country in the late ’70s and early ’80s.

HBO’s library of movies and TV series, including “The Sopranos” and “Band of Brothers,” have been among Amazon Instant’s most popular shows over the past month, since HBO started showing older series on their streaming service.

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