In other news that is sure to delight viewers of both shows, HBO renewed Veep and Girls for second seasons today. Veep comes to Sky Atlantic in June, Girls is TBA.
An article from MediaGuardian on HBO, as it stands today.
Among the first group (my friends), the attitude seemed to be: HBO? Television? Don’t be so uncool. And among her friends: HBO? Too expensive. And uncool.
If I were HBO, I’d find this alarming.
I don’t think there has been a noticeable decline in programming at my favourite channel, just a shift in attitudes towards paying for Television. HBO, much like the BBC in the UK are one of the few that could blaze a trail by trying something new. Selling their programming direct via the web in HD, complete with mobile/tablet apps for a price of their choosing would put their destiny in their own hands.