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Why HBO Isn't a Massive Netflix Threat

Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX  ) investors have lots to be excited about. The company has grown its subscriber base to about 38 million users worldwide, it's received 14 Emmy nominations for its original programming, and the stock is up well more than 300% in the last year alone.

At this pace, it's likely only a matter of time until Netflix surpasses Time Warner's (NYSE: TWX  ) 41 million domestic HBO and Cinemax subscribers. As Netflix continues to gain subscribers, HBO is likely to fire back, especially if Netflix is hurting its business. However, Fool contributor Steve Heller argues that Netflix investors shouldn't fear the threat of HBO, because Netflix is creating the world's greatest streaming platform, which is beyond the scope of HBO's model. Check out the video below to get the full story.

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    The problem for HBO is there is no easy path to incrementally become Netflix. Specifically on price.

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