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Pleased with early “TV Everywhere” returns from its relationships with Verizon FiOS and Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA), HBO is moving toward deals with other distributors. Eric Kessler, co-president of HBO, told an audience gathered at Multichannel News/B&C’s “TV Everywhere & Anywhere” breakfast event here March 24, that the premium programmer is engaged in conversations with a number of different distributors about the platform that enables authenticated subscribers to access content from multiple touch points.
In response to a query by B&C executive editor Melissa Grego, Kessler said those discussions are at different stages, with some touching on the authentication process, billing systems and marketing, while others involve “launches and deployment dates.” Kessler, who said this business is “not about tomorrow, but setting the table for the future,” anticipates some additional distribution announcements will be made over the next few months. More on Multichannel.