Analyst: HBO could add $600M to its bottom line by offering OTT option

What if HBO made non-current seasons of its hit shows available for streaming, no pay-TV subscription needed, for $11 a month? What if it offered a premium package of all of its programming--current and archival--in a streamed SVOD premium package for $18 a month? What if it provided both. Crunching the numbers, Barclays analyst Kannan Venkateshwa says the Time Warner Inc. premium cable TV programming service could add $600 million to an annual bottom line that currently totals about $1.7 billion. Re/code has a full report here.

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