"So far, just shy of 11.5 hours of being live I've had just under 60k visits. A twitter follower also wrote a script and found the average willing price was about $12.30. That's $738,000 a month "pledged" by people who want to give HBO their money. How is HBO not allowing this to happen?" →
Good, this can pay for the first seven minutes of one episode of Game Of Thrones.
Look, I appreciate people’s desire to have HBO Go as a standalone product, but the reality is that the economics don’t work. No amount of “we want this” is worth HBO having to cut the viability of their product because they lost 70% of their revenue stream. It’s shocking how few people seem to understand how HBO makes their money, where, why, and what would motivate them to abandon one revenue stream in favor of another.
Totally disagree on this one. It may be unviable this very second, but you can’t ignore the trend. And why should the average consumer care about HBO’s business model? They want a stand alone product, because they love the product. You listen to the people who love your product.