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HBO Delays Launch Of Its First Standalone Streaming Service, Leaving Netflix Alone In The Nordics

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http://techcrunch.com – Those of us who were looking forward to seeing Netflix and HBO go head-to-head will have to wait just a little bit longer. That’s because HBO has delayed the launch of its HBO Nordic subscription streaming service in Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, according to Reuters. Just to recap: Both Netflix and HBO announced plans to enter the same four Scandinavian countries around the same time, with each promising a fourth-quarter launch of their services. (Actually, to be more precise, Netflix didn’t announce its proposed rollout date, but HBO said its launch would happen in mid-Oc (IT news)