HBO Now tallies 800,000 subscribers in 10 months since launch
A standalone HBO streaming service was supposedly what the plenty have been clamoring for. Nicely, it seems “about 800,000″ individuals have been actually . HBO CEO Richard Plepler revealed the determine throughout an earnings name for the community’s father or mother firm Time Warner earlier at this time. He went on to say that the determine is not as dangerous because it sounds for the $15 a month service that debuted on Apple units in April. In fact, HBO Now was unique to Cupertino’s devices for ninety days, which doubtless did not assist maintain the curiosity of viewers who needed to wait till later in the summertime to enroll. Nevertheless, it isn’t an excessive amount of of a attain to anticipate the primary numbers the corporate revealed to be at the very least one million subscriptions.
“I would not say solely 800,000 subs,” Plepler defined. “We’re simply getting began.”
He could also be proper. As Plepler famous at this time, HBO has unique collection from each Jon Stewart and Invoice Simmons on faucet for this yr. What’s extra, the return of Recreation of Thrones this spring is certain to assist the subscriptions numbers a bit, particularly for people who do not have cable or aren’t sharing a log-in. And there is the truth that HBO Now nonetheless is not on Xbox or PlayStation, and each consoles are fashionable streaming units for HBO Go. The community might additionally look to lure clients with unique content material, which can embrace stuff from the likes of Stewart and Simmons.