HBO Finally Reveals Profit Numbers. Take That, Netflix

Netflix executives often benchmark their growth and aspirations against HBO, the Time Warner-owned premium-cable pioneer of “event shows” such as The Sopranos and Game of Thrones. At this point, Netflix’s unofficial motto is: We want to be HBO before they become us. Now it appears as if the cable-TV executives have heard enough about the Silicon Valley upstart’s torrid subscriber growth and want to give us something else to talk about.

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