The series, based on the smash hit game, will merge into a feature-length film and introduce a character who will make an impact in Halo 5.
For the same price as a subscription to HBO Now, Sling TV is allowing subscribers to its $20 per month service to add HBO as a live channel, along with the same selection of VOD shows HBO provides on its other platforms.
PlayStation Vue is the new TV service from Sony that starts at $50 per month. Its competitor Sling TV starts at $20 per month. Both use the Internet to stream numerous live TV channels as well as VOD, and both are free from long-term contracts. So how do they stack up?
Sling TV brings its $20 per month base package up to 16 live channels with the addition of AMC and IFC today. For an extra $5/month, a new "Hollywood Extra" add-on includes four VOD-capable Epix movie channels and Sundance TV.
In what appears to be a defensive move, AT&T will offer its TV customers access to a library of movies for $5 a month. The company says it's just an enhancement of its service.
The VOD and disc rental service has had a boost in users, as well as continuing growth in demand for its streaming video.
With the quality of Netflix's movie library in shabby shape, on-demand movie rentals could be an important category. So far, the cable and satellite providers are whipping Internet guys, says NPD.
The new VOD service will allow for contract free streaming rental or download-to-own purchases of movies and TV.
The companies say that 26 live HD channels and over 10,000 video-on-demand titles will be coming to LG's smart TV this year.
The VOD model helps bolster hit shows such as HBO's "Game of Thrones," as well as creating a platform for new niche programming, CEO Jeff Bewkes tells investors.