In other words, it isn’t financially viable for HBO to offer a cheaper, digital-only subscription, either sold separately or bundled to an Internet service. So, to a point, account sharing is allowed.
( Source: NYTimes.com | Streaming Sites and the Rise of Shared Accounts )
That's an insane statement. It's cheaper to leave money on the table than to find an alternate way to charge willing and wanting customers?
Boy, did the cable companies do a number on them.