HBO’s highly anticipated internet TV streaming service was formally confirmed earlier this month. The service is called HBO Now and it will be launched before the April 12th premiere of Game of Thrones. Initially it’s going to be exclusive to Apple’s devices for three months. We did report on the possibility that HBO might work with a cable provider to allow more people to access the service. Cablevision has confirmed that it will offer HBO Now to its internet subscribers as well as those who use its Optimum Wi-Fi access points.
Even though Cablevision has made the announcement it has left out some very crucial details. The cable company didn’t say how much it will charge users for access to HBO Now and whether or not they will get it at the same time the service goes live for Apple devices next month.
HBO Now will provide subscribers with access to all future and existing content from the cable giant. Since it is a standalone service a pay-TV subscription, like the one HBO Go needs, will not be required.
The cable giant is restricting the internet TV service to U.S. residents for now though the possibility exists that it might even take HBO Now beyond the States.