my point exactly. Some people prefer that experience. I'm somewhere in the middle. I've got two more to go. It will be a little over two weeks. The assumption is people will turn off HBO once Game of Thrones is over so they don't want to do that. That just means HBO doesn't have the content quantity necessary to justify a subscription model. They have the quality of content to be a content producer and use a content distributor. I'm assuming the dollar cost of creating their own distribution channel is less than the dollars earned from deals with the cable companies, so they (in a more general sense) have no incentive to change. That will be their undoing. If priced appropriately, they could distribute Game of Thrones directly without subscription. Buy it as a pack or al a carte based on your budget. They could still work out sweetheart deals with Netflix and Comcast if they want (think NFL packages) or even incentivize a subscription "pay $60 for the year and get GoT, True Detective, and <insert new thing here>". Netflix now has a relatively steady flow of new content and substantial other content. At $8 a month it isn't worth my time to turn it off. I could handle, without blinking, several more dollars a month (which I think is coming shortly, that or a "premium tier").+Asbjørn Grandt
please continue with those thoughts in mind.