March 7, 2015 - Comments Off on Is À la carte TV Worth It?

Is À la carte TV Worth It?

Who knows if everyone sharing HBO Go passwords in college dorm rooms will pull out their debit card and sign up. It’s a toss up. I’m inclined to believe they will.

I'm inclined to think they won't. $15 seems too high. $10 would have been the sweet spot - a few dollars above the $8/month Netflix charges.

If you're keeping score, that's $20 a month for AMC, ESPN and a few Turner networks thru Sling TV1, then another $15 for HBO. Add in $8 for Netflix and $8 for HuluPlus on top of that for your basic Broadcast channels and the total bill per month is at $51. Hmmm…this is getting expensive and you haven't even paid your internet bill yet, so tack on another $40-$60 there as well. Suddenly the bill is now over $100 a month.

UPDATE: Speaking today at the Deutsche Bank Media, Internet and Telecom investor conference, CBS Corp. chief Leslie Moonves gave an update on the CBS Streaming service that charges $6 a month by saying it is doing "extremely well". A bigger announcement though was the confirmation that Showtime is also going to launch a streaming only service to compete with the newly announced HBO NOW with pricing still TBD. I'm guessing it'll definitely be around the same as HBO.

Is HBO’s OTT Worth the Price? | LostRemote

  1. Sling's channel lineup: ESPN, ESPN2, AMC, TNT, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, ABC Family, Disney Channel, CNN, El Rey, Galavision, Maker Network 

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