Posted Mon Mar 16, 2015 at 02:45 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
HBO's standalone streaming service will be available to Cablevision internet customers.
Cablevision and HBO have announced a new deal that will bring HBO NOW to Optimum online users, allowing customers to sign up for internet and subscribe to the standalone streaming service without paying for an additional cable TV package. This will make Optimum the first cable provider to offer an HBO NOW internet option.
Kristin Dolan, Cablevision chief operating officer said: "As New York's premier connectivity company, we are enabling Optimum Online customers to enjoy content in any way they choose to receive it. We are well-positioned to support HBO NOW and, as technology advances, Cablevision will continue to meet the evolving needs of our customers."
HBO NOW allows users to watch every episode of every season of HBO’s original programming, hit movies, documentaries, sports and exclusive comedy specials separate from a traditional cable or satellite subscription. The platform was recently announced for Apple devices at $15 per month, but Optimum pricing has not been announced yet. Likewise, it's unclear when HBO NOW will become available for Optimum users. Previous reports indicated that the service would remain an Apple exclusive for three months.
"We couldn't be more excited that our longtime partner has joined us for the launch of HBO NOW," said Tom Woodbury, President, Global Distribution, HBO. "We believe that HBO NOW will have great appeal to Cablevision's broadband customers."
Pricing and launch details for HBO NOW through Optimum will be announced in the coming weeks.
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