Description: While continuing to seek subscribers from cable and satellite, HBO will start to sell its service separately via the Internet next year. “It is time to remove all barriers to those who want HBO,” the network’s chief executive Richard Plepler said Wednesday. “So, in 2015, we will launch a stand-alone, over-the-top HBO service in the United States.”
Source: CNN Money
Date: October 16th, 2014
Disruption of the distribution channel is one way that the Internet and the web have revolutionized business.
1) Why did it take HBO until 2014 (for 2015 implementation) to start selling HBO direct over the internet
2) How will cable companies survive, or will they survive?