HBO’s recently announced plans for an online-only subscription service next year, free from the bonds of a cable or satellite subscriptions, sent shockwaves throughout the Internet. As we look at the ramifications of one of the most anticipated moves in online programming, it’s time to assess the future for cord-cutters — which suddenly looks a lot brighter.
Adding HBO’s vault to that of Netflix, as well as services like Hulu, Amazon, and Youtube, combines for a huge catalog of available streaming content. Throw in ESPN’s plans to offer content up to a host of online services, and CBS’s recent entrance into the ring, and it seems the cord-cutter dream of an a la carte TV service has begun to materialize. Here’s how we got here, what’s in store, what it will cost you, and how you can start transitioning to the new TV paradigm.
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