“HBO Now” coming this spring for $15 per month, with Apple as launch partner

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  1. lparsons21

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    What a difference a phone call makes!! :)

    Called Mediacom to cancel HBO since HBONow has this free month and is then about $4 cheaper than what I was paying Mediacom. They came back with HBO for $9.95/month for a year! So that makes keeping it a no brainer imo.

    Makes my total cable tv bill around $85/month which includes nearly all the regular channels they have, and all but Cinemax in Premiums. That is sweet!
     
  2. Wilf

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    That a cable company would haggle with the price of the HBO package is interesting. $15/mo always seem high compared to Netflix.
     
  3. lparsons21

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    What was interesting to me was that they didn't really balk at offering the $9.95 price. As soon as I told them to cancel HBO, they immediately offered it for that price. What was more interesting was that I had SHO @$9.95/month but when I wanted to cancel HBO they said that HBO and SHO was a combined offer. IOW, HBO @$18.95 and SHO @$9.95. I told them that was not the deal when I signed up and so I told them to cancel HBO and SHO. Then the offer became HBO & SHO @$9.95/month for each for a year.

    What I'm really liking is the total price. About $85/month for their 'expanded basic', a couple 'digital packs', HBO/SHO/Starz/Encore. For me, that means all the channels I would have watched in Dish's top 250 plus the premiums as noted. With Dish that same thing with a Hopper and SuperJoey would have been around $130.
     
  4. Rich

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    Good fight on tomorrow night on NBC.

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  5. lparsons21

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    Yeah, got a 'wish list' timer that will pick it up.

    I've cancelled my HBONow subscription as Mediacom offered me HBO for $9.95/month for a year and still no contract! Gotta love it!! :) My bill for TV with them is about $85/month for nearly all they offer and all the Premiums except for Cinemax, and a discount on my internet service with bundling.
     
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    The Peter Quillen fight looks particularly interesting. Nice article about it in the Daily News the other day. Can't find it or I'd put in a link.

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  7. lparsons21

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    Yes that one looks more interesting than the main event.

    It is really nice that all this boxing has come back to TV. HBO/SHO and to a lesser extent, Epix have it and have had it for awhile. Now we have Premier Boxing which is being shared between quite a few channels on some rotation basis, FS1 has the Golden Boy fights and of course, there are some other sports channels that have some on some rarer occasions.

    ESPN has their Friday Night Fights, and will also do some Premier Boxing shows this summer.
     
  8. lparsons21

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    Well those fights were forgettable!!
     
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    I just did the same last Night, I called to cancel my premiums and they Gave me all 4 for $20 for 6 months and then $30 for the next 6 months.
    That was nice.
     
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    Strange outcomes. I thought Quillin won and how the little guy won the second bout is beyond me.

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    I've forgotten who you are with now. Best I could get from Mediacom was HBO, show, stars for $9.95 each good for a year. No deal on cinemax, but that's not a concern until strikeback comes on sometime this summer.
     
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    I called to drop my Cinemax, HD Plus and Starz package .
    I said I wanted to try out HBO as a stand alone package, and they said they could add HBO and keep my other premiums and give me a $25 credit for the next 6 months, and $15 off for 6 more months after that.

    I still did drop the HD plus pack, which would save me about $13 more dollars.
    Velocity was in that package which I will miss, But maybe they will eventually add it to a regular basepackage.
     
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    HBO Now is coming to Android and Chromecast this summer


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  14. Rich

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    I know this doesn't help for the upcoming season, but Amazon has Strikeback in its Prime listings for seasons 1&2 with 3 coming at the end of the summer.

    Rich
     
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    I hope they get it on the Fire TV boxes and sticks. Or I could buy yet another Apple TV.

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    I wouldn't buy an appletv right now. In a few weeks we should hear about the new one coming out. It'll be interesting to see if it's compelling enough to go after over something more like a fire stick. If it has a full App Store it might be. Of course that may mean it won't ship for a couple months too...
     
  17. lparsons21

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    Thanks for the info. I may put that into the search on the Tivo and watch those old episodes. Last I looked, this next season will be #5 and still no actual date to start, just 'summer 2015'... :(
     
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    Thanks for the info, now I know when to start my Cinemax subscription again!! :)
     
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    I like watching old shows. I just started watching Califorication, I couldn't remember where I left off, so I'm watching the whole thing again.

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