Netflix CEO suggests partnership with HBO, but HBO quickly nixes the idea

In a letter to Netflix shareholders Tuesday, the company’s chief executive, Reed Hastings, floated the possibility of a partnership with HBO.

“While we compete for content and viewing time with HBO, it is also possible we will find opportunities to work together – just as we do with other networks,” Hastings said in the letter.

So can Netflix subscribers look forward to streaming HBO original series like “Boardwalk Empire” or “Game of Thrones”? Sadly, no. Not anytime soon, at least.

Dashing the hopes of Netflix users everywhere, HBO spokesman Jeff Cusson said, “We are not in discussions and have no plans to work with Netflix.”

Translation: If you want to stream HBO’s content, you’ll have to do it through the company’s on-demand service, HBO Go.

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