HBO March 9 confirmed reports it plans to launch an over-the-top video service — HBO Now — in April through Apple TV priced at $14.99 a month. The much anticipated subscription streaming service will be operational in time for the fifth season of “Game of Thrones.”
On the heels of HBO disclosing new details about its pending subscription streaming service, George Maffei, CEO of Liberty Media Corp., contends SVOD has a better chance of succeeding with Starz than HBO. Liberty completed the spin-off of Starz in 2013.
RLJ Entertainment March 9 announced that its recently launched proprietary subscription streaming service — Urban Movie Channel — is now available on Roku. UMC features urban-themed movies showcasing dramas, documentaries, comedies, horror, and stage plays.