OTT revenues tipped to grow by 26% this year

Over-the-top video should see total revenue growth of around 26% in 2015 with a 24% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through to 2019, according to ABI Research.  The study claims that tapping into OTT’s growth is “key for pay TV,” with the rising popularity of services like Netflix and HBO Go causing customers to start […]

HBO reportedly in talks with Apple for HBO Now launch

HBO and Apple are reportedly in talks that could see Apple TV become a key launch partner for HBO’s planned new US OTT service. According to the International Business Times, HBO and its online video platform provider, Major League Baseball Advanced Media, have held talks with Apple ahead of the planned launch of the HBO […]

Almost a fifth of US homes tipped to take HBO’s OTT service

Roughly 17% of US broadband households would be likely to subscribe to HBO’s forthcoming over-the-top video service, according to new research by Parks Associates.  The research firm said that among those likely to subscribe, 91% are currently pay TV subscribers, while roughly 50% would cancel their pay TV service after subscribing to HBO’s OTT service. […]

Comcast customers get HBO and Showtime access on Roku

Comcast Xfinity TV customers in the US are now able to access HBO Go and Showtime Anytime via Roku video streaming devices.  Xfinity customers can now link their HBO or Showtime accounts by logging in and activating them through the channels’ Roku apps. Those that subscribe to HBO or Showtime through US providers including AT&T […]

HBO Go launches on Amazon Fire TV

HBO Go has launched on Amazon’s Fire TV device in the US and is due to go live on the Fire TV Stick this spring.  HBO subscribers will now be able to access the network’s on-demand catalogue from the Amazon TV streaming box, and use the device’s voice control to search for programmes. “Since launch […]

HBO to launch standalone online service in US

HBO is reportedly set to launch its on-demand, over-the-top service HBO Go as a standalone service in the US next year.  HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler announced the move at an HBO investor day in New York, according to various US reports. HBO already offers HBO Go in the US as an authenticated, TV […]


Liberty Global’s satellite TV arm, UPC DTH, has added OTT TV anywhere service HBO Go to its services in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The streaming service will be available to all HBO customers on UPC Direct in Hungary and freeSAT in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. UPC DTH will provide HBO Go to […]

UPC Czech Republic adds HBO Go

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Czech Republic has HBO Go, the pay TV broadcaster’s TV anywhere on-demand service, to its offering. HBO Go will be available to all UPC Czech customers with active HBO, HBO HD, Superfilm and Supreme subscriptions. The move will enable UPC Czech customers with the relevant subscriptions to view content including […]

Cyfrowy Polsat offers HBO Go to HD customers

Polish pay TV provider, Cyfrowy Polsat, is offering free access to HBO Go for its HD customers until the end of August. The limited promotion offers full access to more than 2,000 hours of HBO movies and TV series, including shows like The Sopranos and Game of Thrones.

UPC Slovakia adds HBO Go

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Slovakia has added HBO Go to its line-up. The HBO multiscreen service will provide UPC Slovakia subscribers to HBO’s premium channel with access to content on multiple screens, including smartphones, tablets and smart TVs. The service will offer over 1,700 hours of premium content, allowing users to access HBO’s video […]