In an announcement sure to thrill absolutely no one, current Amazon subscribers will be able to start watching Exclusive HBO content may 21st on Amazon Video on Demand (aka Amazon Prime). What’s really notable about this, though, is that HBO has pretty much put up a giant middle finger to every GoT fan out there, insisting on holding onto content that’s less than three years old in order to “generate new subscribers.”
This screams to me like a band-aid solution to the hemorrhaging that’s occurring in the cable/satellite world as more and more people go online and are cutting the bills. Oh, HBO, will you never learn?
For ever and ever, people have wanted the ability to buy channels a la carte, and in Scandinavia, people are going to finally have that choice when it comes to HBO. When HBO launches in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland later this year, customers will be able to buy just HBO without a larger cable package.
The movie will look at the relationship between Liberace and Scott who first met the entertainer when he was 17. He was later hired by Liberace as a personal companion - a position that turned into a five-year romantic relationship. Following the demise of their relationship, Scott filed a multi-million dollar palimony suit against Liberace.
Also, you might get to see Matt Damon and Michael Douglas make out and possibly make sweet, sweet love if that was on your bucket list.
Just a quick behind the scenes preview of season two of Game of Thrones. Not a whole lot of new information or spoilers, just some shots of actors and crew members and some discussion with the writers.
Even though HBO has been playing coy with Netflix for a while, HBO co-president Eric Kessler let it slip that they’re working to bring HBO Go to iPad and mobile devices “within six months”.
Kessler mentioned that the HBO mobile service would be free to current subscribers, but didn’t mention any sort of separate pricing if you want HBO Go alone, so it’s not clear if that will be an option. Even if it is, it doesn’t mean that cable is going anywhere soon. Time Warner Cable also recently announced that it will be rolling out an iPad app of it’s own very soon. Tablets, not TVs… It’s the future!