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Netflix Lust for ‘True Blood’ Unrequited By HBO Plans

Netflix Inc.’s drive to offer its subscribers online movies from all the biggest Hollywood studios may hit a wall with HBO.

Time Warner Inc.’s pay-television channel, home to shows including the “The Sopranos” and “True Blood,” holds cable and Internet rights to films from Warner Bros., Twentieth Century Fox and Universal Pictures and is unlikely to make a deal with Netflix, HBO Co-President Eric Kessler said.