http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2010/12/07/hbo-standalone-service-future-chairman-says/ “HBO could one day be offered as a standalone service rather than be tied to any specific level of pay-TV subscription, the New York Post reported Tuesday, quoting Time Warner chairman Jeff Bewkes. Since it started 38 years ago, the channel has been part of various cable packages, but with platforms such as Netflix, Google TV and Apple TV gaining in popularity, Bewkes suggested Monday at a UBS media conference in New York that there were other options.” Wow – this would be great. If I could get HBO, Showtime, Discovery, Syfy and maybe a few others – along with over-the-air networks I’d be set. It’s hard to believe that I pay so much for DVRs and a few channels. Can’t imagine that it would cost nearly as much if I could subscribe directly to the channels I want over the Internet. Add Sunday Ticket games and Blu-Ray from NetFlix and who needs Dish Network, DirecTV or cable? I’m sure this is the way things are going – I just wish it would happen sooner rather than later!