Speaking at the Time Warner Inc. Investor Meeting today, Richard Plepler, chairman and CEO, HBO, announced that the company will offer a stand-alone HBO streaming service in 2015. Following a portion of his presentation focused on HBO’s domestic business, during which he cited significant growth opportunities inside the pay-TV universe, Plepler then turned to the current ten million broadband-only homes, which is projected to grow.
While I’m almost certain that HBO will find a way to screw this up completely — they are owned by Time Warner, after all — I’m cautiously optimistic about it. 1
- My wallet isn’t too crazy about the idea, of course, but since when do I listen to the whining of that stupid thing? ↩