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There’s still no way to get HBO without paid TV subscription

August 5th, 2014

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Reminder: You still can’t get HBO without paying for other TV channels, too.

But you can still get a cheapish package that includes HBO, some other TV channels and broadband Internet for $50 or less, per month, depending on where you live.

Sort of.

This public service announcement is prompted by a Bloomberg report noting that HBO is considering pushing more of the deals they debuted last fall, when they worked with Comcast to offer a “skinny bundle” of TV + broadband for $40 or $50 a month.

The broader gist of the report is that HBO is very important to Time Warner, and now to Rupert Murdoch, too, and that Time Warner wants to prove it can add more HBO subscribers. More on that in a second.

First, a reminder of what HBO offers today: Generally, pay TV companies market HBO as a premium service that’s only available if you’re already paying for a bunch of other TV channels. Which means you’re already shelling out more than $100 a month before you can qualify to binge on “Game of Thrones” and the rest.

But starting last fall, Comcast began offering packages which let you get Internet access, a couple dozen channels and HBO for $40 or $50 a month. The cable giant* has stopped pushing the offers. But it turns out it sells them — you just need to poke around a bit tofind them.

Now AT&T and Verizon are marketing similar deals, with a little more visibility.

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