A few months back it was reported that HBO is going to launch a standalone online streaming service at some point in 2015. A similar service is already available, called HBO Go, but it requires a subscription to the cable network. The online-only service wouldn’t have that requirement, and thus potentially be able to reach out to other markets around the world. A leaked memo has appeared online, hinting that the new service might be launched in April 2015, right around the time when Game of Thrones has its season premiere.
It would make sense for HBO to launch this service at the same time as its hit show Game of Thrones premieres its new season. Typically the new season debuts in the first week of April and it already happens to be HBO’s most watched show, thus providing the company with a great opportunity to spark interest in its new service by leaning on Game of Thrones.
This doesn’t mean that HBO Go will no longer remain a priority. The leaked memo, published online by Forbes, reveals that HBO Go will continue to be a top priority so that the company can continue to make it “the best global capable streaming service available.”
HBO itself hasn’t confirmed a launch date as yet for its online-only streaming service.
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