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HBO Plans to Take On Netflix in Spain With Streaming Service

  • Spain has high rate of Web subscribers who opt out of pay TV
  • Country already has at least eight streaming video services
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Media's Streaming Future: Over the Top to Consumers

HBO plans to start a stand-alone Web service in Spain, opening a new front against Netflix Inc. in an increasingly global competition for cord-cutters.

By the end of this year, residents in Spain will have access to an HBO streaming service for the first time, making the Time Warner Inc.-owned network’s programming available without a pay-TV subscription.