Netflix might have a host of shows but it certainly doesn't have Game of Thrones. But that doesn't mean it's not successful. HBO is getting in on the TV streaming service game and plans to beat Netflix.
Netflix has already pioneered multiple TV shows that it has streamed and planning to stream which has attracted a huge chunk of viewers in the past year alone. Initially, Netflix was trying to be like HBO but its niche was in the streaming market.
In a twist of events, HBO wants to be like Netflix. HBO has already released information that it's going to have a kid's section with Sesame Street which raises the stakes towards claiming different demographics. The network is not only aiming for an adult audience but it's also going for the younger and more technical and mobile inclined.
According to Business Insider, HBO plans to make its investors happy with this new venture.
HBO already has the edge in making original content like Ballers and Game of Thrones and it has reached international markets overseas. Opening up a streaming service makes the network "ecosystem agnostic". Which means HBO is going to be accessible everywhere and not just in your TV but also on your phones, laptop and other devices.
Viewers may now be thinking that it would be much cheaper to subscribe to services like Netflix and HBO which means the future of cable TV is uncertain. However, it is clear that the mobile industry is expanding which is why HBO is cementing its foothold alongside Netflix - and possibly beating it.
It is not clear if this service will be available globally or if there are platform requirements associated with the service but what is known for sure that HBO plans to make 50% more original shows this year.