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HBO Go on Xbox 360 said close for Comcast, Time Warner Cable

updated 02:55 pm EDT, Wed April 4, 2012

Comcast, TWC near deal on HBO Go at last

HBO Go is close to overcoming its absence on Comcast and Time Warner Cable, sources hinted Wednesday. Multiple people linked to the talks explained to the New York Times that the cable providers were "close" to a deal. Comcast could be active as soon as this week, while Time Warner Cable's timing wasn't as certain.

Comcast users have had a workaround through Xfinity TV, where some premium TV channels are available as part of the wider bundle, but haven't had a dedicated app. The new HBO Go deal might not necessarily take advantage of Comcast's special exemption from its 250GB bandwidth cap.

The remarks came even as Netflix chief Reed Hastings complained that he couldn't get HBO Go through his Xbox despite paying for the regular HBO on his cable bill. While considered odd, Hastings has said he considers Netflix more a competitor to "bonus" Internet video services like Xfinity and Time Warner Cable's TV Everywhere concept than to TV itself. Without an active deal with Comcast, he was hoping for the next-closest substitute.



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