HBO, Time Warner to Launch New Video Service
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
NPR's business news starts with a new video service online.
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INSKEEP: HBO and Time Warner tomorrow launch a service that will allow subscribers to download movies and television shows over the Internet. It's called HBO on Broadband.
A spokesman says the trial will be offered first in Green Bay and Milwaukee, Wisconsin as a free add-on to HBO and HBO on Demand - an opportunity for folks there to gets through the long winter after the disappointment of last night's game. The company hopes the service will retain subscribers who want to watch more content online, or who like the flexibility of watching a movie whenever they want.
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