Sorry, Netflix: Still No HBO for You
Premium programmer reiterates that no deal is in the offing
By Todd Spangler, Multichannel News -- Broadcasting & Cable, 7/25/2012 9:45:47 AM
"We are not in discussions and have no plans to work with Netflix," HBO senior vice president of corporate affairs Jeff Cusson said.
In a letter to shareholders Tuesday, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells praised HBO's TV Everywhere strategy, writing that the network "continue[s] to do great work with HBO Go, which is now available to most U.S. households that subscribe to the premium service."
"While we compete for content and viewing time with HBO, it is also possible we will find opportunities to work together -- just as we do with other networks," the Netflix execs said. "Consumers who are passionate about movies and TV shows are quite willing to subscribe to multiple services."
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