Time Warner to Allow HBO-to-Computer Downloads
HBO is set to jump into online video in a big way, as the super-prestigious cable network will migrate 400 hours of movies and TV shows from HBO on Demand to a new online download service called HBO On Broadband. USA Today reported that the service will only be available to digital cable and HBO subscribers who use the same company for both cable and Internet access.
HBO is owned by Time Warner, but the service will not be exclusive to
The service, the company said, is geared towards both business travelers and younger viewers who use their computers to view media. It will be launched, on a test-case basis, this week through Time Warner Cable in Green Bay and Milwaukee, Wisc., where residents will have the opportunity to cheer themselves from Sunday’s Green Bay Packers playoff loss with some “Sopranos” and “Entourage” episodes.