HBO shows coming to Quickflix streaming from late Feb

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Subscribers to Quickflix's streaming services will soon gain access to content from American pay-TV network HBO.

Subscribers to Quickflix's internet movie and TV-streaming service can shortly enjoy the thrill of the network's series, mini-series, documentaries, films, and stand-up comedy hurtling down the internet to their TVs, PS3s and PCs.

Titles available from the outset include Entourage, Sex and the City, The Sopranos, Band of Brothers and The Pacific. According to Stephen Langsford, Quickflix's executive chairman, the TV programs that are currently airing in the US, such as Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones, will be available on Quickflix "typically 12 to 18 months after [their] first run".

All of this HBO goodness will become available from late February 2012, and won't cost Quickflix subscribers an extra cent.



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scrag555 posted a comment   
Australia

Like others have said... saw the article & thought to myself finally the studios have woken up to the fact that people want to watch USA TV at the same time the USA does & they want to watch it at their leisure.. but then i saw "12 to 18 months after" !!!!

Seriously, i am an avid watcher of HBO TV shows (true blood, Entourage, Game of Thrones, Treme) but i am literally forced to download these on torrents simply because there is NO legal means of watching them at the same time the USA does. i have tried numerous times to find legal ways of getting these shows & there simply isn't anything other than bittorrent. If i want to stay legal I have to wait 12 to 24 months after the show has aired & either buy the ridiculously overpriced DVD boxset or pay $49 for the season on itunes.

I also have to resort to having a US itunes account to get other shows legally (well at least paid for) like portlandia, the killing, breaking bad, SAMCRO, american horror story. But, HBO & Showtime don't have an agreement with itunes in USA so therefore none of their shows are available at the same time they are shown on TV (ie Dexter, house of lies) therefore I still have to download these on torrents.

When are the networks going to realize that the reason so many people use torrents for TV shows is that it is easy & accessable. Honestly, if piratebay or the studios said to me that for a subscription of say $10, $20 per month i could access anything i wanted legally (and at 720p) i would pay it & i think a lot of other people would too. Wake up networks. The way people watch TV has changed. People dont want ads & they dont want to be told when to watch TV. I think there is real money to be made if the studios had a system that is as logging into EZTV & downloading it in 15 mintues.

 

Seamus Byrne posted a comment   
Australia

While some are clearly sadfaced about the schedule delays, I think adding HBO back catalogue to Quickflix is a massive boost to the service.

I haven't seen a bunch of the classic HBO series, so paying a few dollars a month for a subscription service to get access to a hundred or so episodes of TV shows I've been meaning to watch for years is a great deal!

 

Potable Water posted a comment   
Australia

You lost me at "typically 12 to 18 months after [their] first run". Man, they wonder why people use BitTorrent!

 

funkydrummer posted a comment   
Australia

I saw this link and thought "about bloody time" but as it turns out, yup, we have to wait again.
No wonder piracy is rife.

Sorry Quickflix but there ain't nothing new here.




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