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HBO will let you watch their shows online — without having to buy cable

HBO to launch stand alone service
HBO to launch stand alone service

HBO is about to change the way we watch their shows. At the Time Warner Inc. Investor Meeting Wednesday morning, Richard Plepler, the chairman and CEO of HBO, announced that the company will offer a stand-alone HBO streaming service in 2015. In short, that means that viewers won't need a cable subscription to purchase access to HBO.

"That is a large and growing opportunity that should no longer be left untapped. It is time to remove all barriers to those who want HBO," Plepler said. 

"So, in 2015, we will launch a stand-alone, over-the-top, HBO service in the United States. We will work with our current partners. And, we will explore models with new partners. All in, there are 80 million homes that do not have HBO and we will use all means at our disposal to go after them."

More Game of Thrones for us all.

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