said by nfotiu:Netflix and Starz broke their relationship due to Starz wanting to be on a premium tier. Netflix (and I agree) felt that a special tier for Starz wasn't worth breaking their model. But HBO is a different story and it would really boost Netflix. The cord-cutters who haven't signed on to Netflix would really sign on. Maybe even get the MAXGO content with this.
A little narrow minded to see hbo as a competitor. Standalone hbo go would encourage more cord cutting, which would probably help netflix. If Netflix was smart, they'd court hbo and resell hbo as a 15 dollar add on to Netflix. Netflix has a great infrastructure to offer hbo with apps on every smart tv, blu ray player, phone, tablet, game console,etc.
Netflix desperately needs to offer some more content, even if they have to offer it as a premium priced option. If not, where are the growth opportunities? They are probably getting close to saturating the market with their current model.