HBO reportedly planning iPad access via Go service


Subscribers to HBO on Comcast and Verizon should expect to find streaming video to portable devices, according to a Bloomberg report. The iPad offering is expected to roll out with HBO Go, the company's ubiquitous streaming content initiative. Bloomberg reports that HBO Go is expected to launch sometime in the next six months. The report is based on comments from HBO Co-president Eric Kessler.

The online service promises to offer over 800 hours of premium programming. According to the report, the service should be free to existing subscribers on the mentioned cable systems.

HBO Go would join Netflix and Hulu paid services on the iPad, in addition to Web-based streaming from YouTube, Vimeo and soon CBS.