HBO Dipping its Toe into Binging Waters with The Defiant Ones

Netflix is notorious for dropping every episode of a season in one day so that viewers can pick and choose just how quickly they want to consume their favorite TV shows. Now cable giant, HBO is testing the same process.

On July 9, part 1 of 4 of HBO’s documentary, The Defiant Ones will air live on HBO Network at 9:00 PM EST. However, HBO NOW, HBO GO, and HBO On-Demand customers will have access to parts 2-4 as soon as the clock strikes 9:00 PM as well. That way you are free to watch all four parts in one sitting if you choose to do so, or you can wait to watch each episode as they air on HBO’s linear feed every night at 9 PM July 9 through July 12.

The Defiant Ones follows the 25 year partnership of the Beats by Dre founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. It follows the relationship that started when Iovine’s Interscope Records purchased Dre’s Death Row almost three decades ago and follows it through to present day when Iovine convinced Dre to foray into the business of “speakers not sneakers.”


As Iovine recently told CBS This Morning:

“We stuck together in some of the most difficult and unnerving times ever in the history of the entertainment business.”

The trailer for The Defiant Ones can be seen below. How do you plan on watching this docu-series? As each episode rolls out July 9-12? All in one shot? At your convenience, whenever you get to it? Sound off in the Comments.


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