Just days after New York metro-area Time Warner Cable announced it would be adding HBO Go access to its subscription services, Long Island-based Cablevision relented and also added the service.
Cablevision, the fifth-largest cable provider in the US, was the last of the nine major cable companies to add HBO Go to subscriber plans. The desktop, laptop and app-based service streams much of the cable network’s popular content, from films to award-winning television shows like True Blood, Boardwalk Empire and Real Time With Bill Maher. (Today, the subscription-based service announced it was canceling How to Make It in America, Hung, and Bored to Death.)
In a statement, Cablevision’s EVP of programming, John Trierweiler, said subscribers have responded positively to the addition of streaming apps, which influenced the decision to add HBO Go and its less popular cousin, Cinemax’s MAX Go:
“Given the success and popularity of our own Optimum App, we know our customers want the flexibility to watch the programming they receive as part of their cable television service in new ways, on a variety of devices, so we are very pleased to have reached agreement to offer HBO Go and MAX Go to our digital cable customers.”
HBO Go and MAX Go are expected to be available within a month to Cablevision customers.