HBO has recently caught a lot of flak for not allowing their programming to be distributed online. You can’t buy it on iTunes, you can’t get it anywhere. The one exception is HBO GO, which is the online counterpart to the cable service. The catch is that you get them both together. You can’t just subscribe to HBO GO, like you would subscribe to a service like Netflix. Even after fans mounted a campaign asking HBO to let them take their money, the television station wouldn’t relent.
Fast forward a few weeks to Aaron Sorkin’s new television series premiering on HBO. The next day, it shows up on HBO’s YouTube channel for free. Definitely a step in the right direction. Nice to know they may be listening after all.