Kevin Spacey probably said it best when he gave a talk at the International Television Festival last year. He said, “Give the people what they want; when they want it; in the form they want it in; at a reasonable price; and they’ll more likely pay for it rather than steal it.” He was referring to online services that stream our favorite shows without ads, TV schedules, and the like. And he’s right – we want the freedom to watch our when we want them. And even though Mr. Spacey was referring to a different brand of service (Netflix), we were definitely delighted when we heard that HBO Go is launching in the Philippines.
Game of Thrones, The Pacific, Boardwalk Empire, Sex & The City, The Newsroom, etc on-demand!
HBO Go is sort of like an all-you-can-eat buffet of HBO properties – which include their original movies, series, and documentaries. As of right now, HBOGoAsia.Com lists “over 1,000 hours of uncut HBO and Cinemax content”. (Uncut means you’ll get the nudity that was cut out from cable broadcasts.) And since it’s a streaming service, you can watch from your PC, tablet, or smartphone. (iOS and Android app available) Finally, HBO series will be available for viewing 12 hours after the US premiere – faster than waiting for them to air on cable.
That said though the local partner for such a service is SkyCable – and the streaming service is a tie-in if you are a subscriber with the HBO SUPER PAK upgrade. If you are not but have basic HBO service, all you need to do is add PHP 199 for the HBO PAK – which includes HBO, Cinemax, HBO Signature, HBO Family, HBO Hits, HBO HD, and HBO On Demand. Not bad for extra channels and an on-demand service.
Contact SkyCable in your area if you’re interested and stream away! (Or check our the list of available content to see what you’ll get at HBOGoAsia.Com.)
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