HBO may price online-only subscription service at $15 a month

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Still, HBO isn't the only one expanding its online presence. Call Consolidated Communications or complete the Contact Us form at consolidated. HBO's foray into the online-only television market may come with a heftier price tag than offerings from streaming competitors like Netflix. Those clamoring for unlimited access to HBO's storied backlog, however, will have to wait until to see how the company officially prices its offering and what, if any, caveats will be involved. Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes has in the past said that HBO's more lucrative untapped market lies in the 70 million pay-TV subscribers that do not pay for HBO and not the smaller yet growing base that have left behind cable altogether -- a number that is estimated to be around 10 million.

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You can cancel your subscription on your Roku player or at my. For more help, go to Cancel a Roku channel subscription. To find out how to cancel a subscription from your Samsung TV, go to How can I cancel a subscription? Send a cancellation email to Samsung at checkout. Be sure to include the following info in your email:. You must email the above info at least 72 hours before your monthly renewal date to avoid being charged for the next month.

If Verizon is listed as your billing provider in Billing Information:. You pay for your subscription in advance of the covered month. To avoid being charged for the next month, cancel your subscription before the start of your next billing cycle some providers will charge you 1 or 2 days before your next billing cycle starts.

For more info, see When will my subscription auto-renew? Your monthly billing cycle begins the day you start paying for your subscription after your free trial period. Type the name of your provider in the search box above, or see if your provider is listed on this page: However, the introduction of an online-only service that any customer could access for a flat monthly fee would be a landmark shift for the business that has long relied on exclusivity and the cable providers' fierce defense of program bundling.

The warming up to an online-only future for HBO comes at a time when providers and creators of TV programming have begun to more aggressively address the rise of cord-cutting. Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes has in the past said that HBO's more lucrative untapped market lies in the 70 million pay-TV subscribers that do not pay for HBO and not the smaller yet growing base that have left behind cable altogether -- a number that is estimated to be around 10 million.

That appears to be changing. Still, HBO isn't the only one expanding its online presence. Numerous companies, including Verizon, Dish and Sony, have announced plans to bring content to online-only services beginning as soon as this year and have signed up programming providers like Viacom and Disney to access their library of available shows.

Sports giant ESPN, which offers one of the remaining few incentives for customers to cling to cable packages, has begun to loosen its stance too. Last week, the company signed a nine-year licensing deal with the NBA to launch a dedicated streaming service for live basketball.

Those clamoring for unlimited access to HBO's storied backlog, however, will have to wait until to see how the company officially prices its offering and what, if any, caveats will be involved. Be respectful, keep it clean and stay on topic. We delete comments that violate our policy , which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.

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