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HBO Aims for April Launch for Web-Only Service

Peter Kafka covers media and technology, and their intersection, at Vox. Many of his stories can be found in his Kafka on Media newsletter, and he also hosts the Recode Media podcast.

HBO wants to launch its Web-only version of the pay-TV channel in April, and will use Major League Baseball’s digital video arm to handle delivery and other back-end operations, according to people familiar with the company’s plans. If HBO succeeds, that means the service will be available for the new season of the company’s hit “Game of Thrones.” Fortune first reported on HBO’s timetable and tech partner.

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