An encouraging sign of the streaming times; tangentially, see Price Hike Hits Netflix More Than It Expected (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)
"The new service represents one of the boldest moves from a television group to make its programming available via Internet connections. It comes as television groups face increased competition from such services as Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu that make content available outside the traditional television business model.HBO to start stand-alone streaming service in bid for a new generation of viewers - Business - The Boston Globe
Other details about HBO’s new service were not immediately available. HBO now makes its content available over the web to subscribers via its HBO Go service."