For some, the point of cable is having HBO. Where else are you going to (legally) get Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire? If you’re a cord cutter, or at least want to be, we’ve got good news. HBO is planning to offer a subscription service in 2015 that doesn’t require a cable subscription. That might sound dandy, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions. We know it’s web-based, and launchings sometime in 2015 — but that’s about it.

In a statement, HBO CEO Richard Plepler said “It is time to remove all barriers to those who want HBO. All in, there are 80 million homes that do not have HBO, and we will use all means at our disposal to go after them.”
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