HBO and CBS rattled the industry by launching new online video services that cater to customers fed up with expensive cable bills. This new model could slash the few remaining tethers holding back many would-be cord cutters.
Q: How will it work?
Starting next year, fans of “Game of Thrones,” “True Detective,” and “Veep” will no longer need a cable subscription to watch these HBO shows. Customers may pay a monthly fee for online access to new and old episodes anytime, on demand. But unlike Netflix, which collects shows and movies from many different sources, the HBO and CBS services will offer episodes from only their respective companies.
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