HBO NOW strikes initial online partnership with Cablevision

HBO to stream on Apple Tv HBO has landed the very first cable companion for its hotly predicted new streaming service.

Cablevision ( CVC ) said Monday it will be the initial Web services provider to provide HBO Now, the premium channel’s standalone streaming service that was announced in October. The services will be available to its Optimum On-line broadband buyers.

The channel previously has HBO GO, a streaming services and cell application which is obtainable to HBO’s cable and satellite subscribers. HBO NOW will allow customers to stream programming with out signing up for a cable package. It’s a transfer that will assist the network cater to a more youthful marketplace that mainly watches television on the web through stand by itself solutions like Netfli. ( NFLX , Tech30 )

HBO CEO Richard Plepler approximated previous year that there are nevertheless about 80 million homes that never have HBO. About 30 million homes at the moment subscribe to HBO via cable or satellite.

Cablevision supplies television, telephone and Web services to “tens of millions of homes and organizations in the New York metropolitan area,” in accordance to the firm’s internet site.

HBO is owned by Time Warner, Inc. ( TWX ( TWX ) ), which is also CNN’s mum or dad firm.

“As New York’s premier connectivity company, we are enabling Optimum On the internet buyers to appreciate articles in any way they choose to receive it,” Cablevision main functioning officer Kristin Dolan said in a assertion Monday. “We are well-positioned to assistance HBO NOW and, as engineering improvements, Cablevision will carry on to satisfy the evolving demands of our consumers.”

Very last week, Apple ( AAPL ( AAPL , Tech30 ) ) and HBO declared that they arrived at a deal that will permit customers to use the provider on iPads, iPhones and Apple Television for $ 14.ninety nine a thirty day period.

HBO NOW will only be offered in the United States. It is anticipated to launch early up coming thirty day period, coinciding with the fifth period of “Recreation of Thrones.”

CNNMoney (New York) March 16, 2015: 5:36 PM ET

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