“HBO’s standalone streaming service will launch on Apple Inc devices next month in time for the season premiere of hit series ‘Game of Thrones,’ the network said on Monday, a move to reach millions of viewers who do not subscribe to pay television packages,” Lisa Richwine reports for Reuters. “The new HBO Now service will cost $14.99 a month. It will include the network’s past, present and future series plus its lineup of Hollywood movies.”
“It is the first time the premium network will be available to people with Internet access who shun traditional TV bundles with dozens of channels,” Richwine reports. “Starting in early April, HBO Now will be available through the Apple TV box and on iPhones, iPads and the iPod touch.”
“Apple will be the exclusive digital provider of HBO Now for three months. The network also is aiming to convince traditional TV distributors to offer the service as early as April.,” Richwine reports. “Apple also said it was cutting the Apple TV’s price to $69 from $99.”
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