I will pay a MILLION DOLLARS A MONTH for GAME OF THROOOOOOONES
When there is money to be made, a company WILL CHOOSE to follow a strategy because companies like making money. Large companies in the entertainment industry do a lot of hard work to figure out how to best make money, and a Twitter meme is not going to disprove any of that work, no matter how much you think it will.
It’s also easy to forget, sometimes, because it’s convenient, that the people you surround yourself with, who spend their day on the internet and love to talk about the death of cable TV, are the exception rather than the rule.
It’s fine to believe that there will come a day when it will make sense for a significant amount of good, high-quality content to be produced and distributed through the internet by some company.
Today is not that day (and neither is tomorrow, or any time soon), and HBO is almost definitely not that company.