HBO and Turner Broadcasting System posted a $153 million increase in combined subscription revenue in the fourth quarter, with parent Time Warner Inc. attributing the gains to higher license fees collected from domestic pay TV distributors.
HBO doesn't yet plan to launch a standalone version of its premium cable network that would be available to subscribers using tablets and other IP-connected devices, but CEO Richard Pleper said Thursday that it is preparing for the option.
Time Warner Cable launched its TWC TV app on Amazon's Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HDX tablets and said Wednesday that it is now offering both live and video-on-demand content on Roku, Xbox 360 and Samsung connected TV devices.
Time Warner Cable confirmed that it is beginning to offer subscribers a $29.99 monthly subscription bundle that includes local broadcast channels and HBO.
Time Warner Inc. CEO Jeff Bewkes said he isn't worried about Comcast's tests of a subscription that includes HBO and broadband Internet service hurting TNT and TBS, even though the "Internet Plus" package doesn't include any expanded basic networks.
Comcast confirmed that it is testing a low-cost bundle of services that includes HBO, TV Everywhere service HBO Go, local broadcast channels and high-speed Internet access.
How big can Netflix get? Tuesday morning brought one answer to that question: $389.16 per share. The stock opened at that all-time high a day after the company reported its Q3 earnings, before shedding about 9 percent throughout the day.
HBO and Turner Broadcasting System networks such as TNT and TBS helped Time Warner generate a $97 million increase in subscription fees in the second quarter, the company said Wednesday.
Netflix is many things--including a frontrunner for some Emmy hardware--but it's not a cannibal, according to TiVo Research and Analytics' (TRA) study of traditional TV tuning behaviors of self-identified Netflix subscribers.
Cable operators nationwide could soon face new competition in college towns from Tivli, an IP-based video platform for college campuses which announced on Wednesday that it raised $6.3 million from a group of investors that include HBO and AXS TV founder Mark Cuban.