Cablevision to be first HBO NOW pay-TV provider

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 17 March 2015

Cablevision will become the first pay-TV distributor to offer the standalone streaming service HBO NOW to its broadband customers.

Cablevision's Optimum Online customers will be able to access the service starting in April, in time for the fifth season of Game of Thrones.

"As New York's premier connectivity company, we are enabling Optimum Online customers to enjoy content in any way they choose to receive it," said Kristin Dolan, Cablevision COO. "We are well-positioned to support HBO NOW and, as technology advances, Cablevision will continue to meet the evolving needs of our customers."

Cablevision plans to provide pricing and other particulars for HBO NOW in the coming weeks. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.