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HBO Now has 800,000 paid streaming subscribers

More progress seen for service when it's added to new platforms like PlayStation and Xbox devices

Mr Plepler sees "an enormous amount of opportunity ahead", adding that growth would be propelled by an injection of new programming, more marketing firepower, and global expansion.

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HBO's standalone video streaming service has attracted about 800,000 paying subscribers since starting last April, the premium cable network said on Wednesday - the first time it has disclosed numbers for the service.

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