HBO’s Broadband Plans

Business Week writes:

If HBO takes on the Internet presence expected in the coming months, it could cause no small dustup with some of HBO’s biggest customersnamely the cable and satellite companies that charge fees for beaming HBO movies and shows such as The Sopranos and Entourage into America’s homes.

HBO executives have been hashing out the details of what they will offer online, and a spokesman says no formal decision has been made. But programming will almost certainly be offered via a subscription service, much like the mixture of HBO movies and original fare such as The Wire, Deadwood, and Big Love now offered by cable and satellite operators for a monthly fee of $10 to $12 or more.

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