Topic / HBO

Apple parts maker confirms workers poisoning

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Taiwanese manufacturer Wintek, the manufacturer that makes LCD screens and components for Apple and Nokia, has confirmed that more of its workers in China have become ill after being exposed to chemicals than it previously reported. According to Global Post, 62 of the employees have became ill after a report that ran on state-controlled media – 15 more than it was reported – that were exposed to chemicals last summer; […]

New HBO competitor to go live on the web before making TV debut

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A CNET News/Wall Street Journal report is saying that a new premium movie channel, which will compete with HBO and Showtime in the US, will premiere as a on-demand movie streaming website months before making its launch on TV. The channel, called Epix, is owned by a consortium of MGM, Paramount Pictures and Lions Gate; and was announced on Tuesday at the NATPE conference in Las Vegas. The channel will […]

HBO selling shows on iTunes

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Reuters is reporting that HBO, owned by Time Warner, is to start selling its shows on Apple’s iTunes store, with flexible pricing on some of its shows. Episodes of HBO, a premium cable network, are likely to sell above the standard $1.99 per episode, making it the first time Apple has allowed different prices on episodes. NBC Universal pulled out after both parties failed to agree on a selling price. […]