Comcast Launches New Internet Plus Plan Including HBO, Local Channels
October 25, 2013 10:05 AM
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Comcast steps closer to unbundling HBO
Cable television network HBO is locked in a battle with other pay television channels and internet streaming companies like Netflix. HBO has its own streaming offering called HBO Go, but it's not available as a standalone product. The only way to get HBO Go is to subscribe to HBO via a participating cable or satellite television provider.
The big problem, however, is that many people don't want to subscribe to cable when all they really want is HBO content.
Comcast is coming to the rescue with a new internet plan called “Internet Plus” that will give consumers access to HBO and local television channels without having to subscribe to cable. The plan gives access to HBO, local channels, plus video on demand along with a 25 Mbps broadband connection.
The service is offered on a 12-month plan for about $40 per month. After the promotional period, the price will reportedly increases the price as high as $80. The good news is there are no long-term contracts required so if the price goes up more than you want to spend you can always cancel.
HBO and cable providers need to do something to stay on level footing with Netflix.
Netflix recently hit the 30 million subscriber mark
according to estimates potentially putting it ahead of HBO in the U.S. for subscriber numbers.
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RE: LOL What a joke
10/26/2013 4:13:05 AM
I'm sorry. $80/month is still completely unreasonable. If HBO wants my money, they're going to have to play ball with Netflix or find a way to deliver content to the consumer without the cable middle-man getting fat off the proceeds.
The worst thing about television in the USA is that it's essentially communism at work. There are a TON of worthless channels all clinging to life--thanks to the few GOOD channels that get "bundled" together. The best thing that could ever happen to TV is for each and every SHOW to be placed on equal footing--i.e. no channels at all. That's a long way off though (at least for 1st run shows). If we could force each channel to a separate charge--and each had to stand up on the merits of its own programming...that would be a fantastic start.
People who want to pay $10/month for each ESPN channel will do so. People who want to pay $.35/month for Spike will do so. And Oxygen and Lifetime will finally die off.
RE: LOL What a joke
10/26/2013 4:12:21 PM
Oxygen and Lifetime will never die off. There are too many emotionally trainwrecked women in the world to keep them afloat.
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