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Plenty of options for HBO online, not enough time

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HBO Now, the cable channel’s new stand-alone streaming service, is both a blessing and a curse. Like HBO Go, the app that cable and satellite TV subscribers have, HBO Now gives you instant access to new TV episodes and movies, along with programs from months and years ago. People who don’t subscribe to cable TV are now able to watch hit shows such as “Game of Thrones” and “Girls” without “borrowing” parents’ accounts or turning to piracy sites. The curse?…

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Scientology film brings HBO’s highest ratings for a documentary in nearly a decade

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Going Clear, Alex Gibney‘s two-hour exposé on the Church of Scientology that initially was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in January, took in nearly 1.7 million viewers during its premiere television broadcast Sunday night on HBO. According to the Hollywood Reporter, that’s the highest-rated documentary on the premium cable network since Spike Lee’s When The Levees Broke aired in 2006, his documentary on Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath in Louisiana. The ratings will certainly grow for the new documentary, as HBO will be repeating the…

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