HBO GO still striving for Time Warner Cable, Cablevision deals

The HBO GO mobile app already has garnered 3.7 million downloads (out of roughly 28 million HBO subscribers), according to comments made by HBO co-president Richard Plepler at gathering of TV critics last week.

HBO GO user interface

HBO GO user interface. (Courtesy HBO) Click here for our best & worst iPad apps

That the programmer has managed to do so without the support of two key cable TV companies--Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) and Cablevision Systems (NYSE: CVC)--is both impressive and indicative of the app's potential if HBO can get those companies signed on.

Time Warner Cable said it is interested in supporting the app, but is still working out the details of a deal.

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