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Re: HBO GO on the Way?

Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:43 am

JimDandySTX wrote:
HBO to go will be of the biggest value to satellite TV subscribers. If you have a CATV subscription to HBO, your MSO such as Comcast can provide access to thousands of shows including HBO stored on the MSO's centralized servers. You can watch a show anytime at your convenience. Satellite TV doesn't have the bandwidth to do this so for them to deliver this type of service they need to use your broadband connection and certain satellite receivers that have the capability of streaming video or an add on box such as the Roku.


Please forgive my ignorance, but what does MSO stand for? I know how you are using it, but what do the letters actually stand for?
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Re: HBO GO on the Way?

Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:55 am

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Re: HBO GO on the Way?

Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:07 am

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Thanks. The Wiki defines it as a company that owns multiple cable systems, but I sense that some are using it to refer to any local cable or TV providor, whether they are a single independent operator or a larger company with many local outlets. Just wanted to clarify.
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Re: HBO GO on the Way?

Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:54 pm

Did they announce when this ch will be added?
 
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Re: HBO GO on the Way?

Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:18 pm

chris0071 wrote:
I would not pay $30 for any channel ..... but I would pay a price similar to that charged by AOD instant video, Netflix, Hulu Plus, etc. For $30/month, I better get a whole family of channels ...... plus more.
You'll never see it for less than cable or satellite charge for the channel on their systems. I'll go out on a limb and say that if HBO ever offers a standalone subscription to HBO Go, it will be more. For $8 a month it isn't worth HBO's time, or the pissed off providers.
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Re: HBO GO on the Way?

Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:23 pm

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appearing to embrace new technologies.
Appearing to embrace new technologies? Really? Have you ever even used HBO Go or MAX Go? Clearly, you haven't. This isn't HBO or cable companies faking it. Both HBO Go and MAX Go are rock solid offerings that provide access to every original series and most, though not all movies that are airing on HBO and Cinemax.

I'm not sure what more it would take to prove the service to you. And don't say "offer standalone subscriptions". 30,000,000 HBO subscribers through cable and satellite say that's not happening.
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Re: HBO GO on the Way?

Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:12 pm

JimDandySTX wrote:
If you have a CATV subscription to HBO, your MSO such as Comcast can provide access to thousands of shows including HBO stored on the MSO's centralized servers.


Even the cable providers don't have everything (and this is dictated by HBO, not the carriers). For example, I've been going through this season of Curb Your Enthusiasm somewhat lazily because I've been watching a lot of baseball. The other night I was going to watch another episode and the whole season had been taken off of my provider's VOD (Verizon FIOS). Verizon carries everything HBO allows them to, so HBO set the time limit on this. At least now I know when HBO GO hits the Roku I'll be able to finish the season on my TV and not my PC.
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Re: HBO GO on the Way?

Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:03 am

As been said the content owner makes the decision on when, where and in what format their programming will be presented.

With major studio movies that HBO videocasts or streams someone else makes the decision on channels of distribution as well as the time frame. With made for TV movies produced by HBO and shows such as Curb Your Enthusiasm HBO gets to call the shots. HBO has probably calculated they can make more by selling Curb Your Enthusiasm on DVDs and/or auctioning off streaming rights than by letting current episodes of the show appear in their VOD demand library.
 
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Re: HBO GO on the Way?

Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:15 am

vinnyv07 wrote:
Did they announce when this ch will be added?


I've seen two articles that said "by the end of the month"

http://www.zatznotfunny.com/2011-10/rok ... ving-room/

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/ ... c.html.csp
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Re: HBO GO on the Way?

Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:21 am

blue_94_trooper wrote:
vinnyv07 wrote:
Did they announce when this ch will be added?


I've seen two articles that said "by the end of the month"

http://www.zatznotfunny.com/2011-10/rok ... ving-room/

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/ ... c.html.csp

And straight from the horse's mouth:
http://www.roku.com/about/pressroom
http://www.roku.com/Libraries/Press_Releases/pr_hbo.sflb.ashx?download=true
Expected to be available on all Roku streaming players at the end of October, HBO GO will join Roku’s large and growing collection of entertainment channels
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Re: HBO GO on the Way?

Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:20 am

Has there been any confirmation that this will be added in the next 3 days?
 
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Re: HBO GO on the Way?

Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:28 am

jr461 wrote:
Has there been any confirmation that this will be added in the next 3 days?


Roku said "later this month". I'm assuming they're working to get it out, but you never know.
 
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Re: HBO GO on the Way?

Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:50 am

I wouldn't be surprised if HBO GO makes its debut sometime today. The Friday before the end of the month would be a great time to get the channel.
 
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Re: HBO GO on the Way?

Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:32 am

jr461 wrote:
Has there been any confirmation that this will be added in the next 3 days?


i was informed that yesterday (10/27) was the target date but havent seen it yet.
 
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Re: HBO GO on the Way?

Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:54 pm

After looking at HBOGO.com, I see it says that HBO GO to the Roku won't be supported by DirecTV. It says to contact DTV for information but they have none and I spent more time explaining to the 3 people I talked to what a Roku was than anything else. (They all said they would be googling it when they got home so hopefully I created some fans there) So I am asking here in hoping that maybe someone will have an idea why DTV isn't on board with this when even Dish Network is. Any ideas?
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