Bewkes: HBO Now Tops 2M OTT Subscribers

Turner also has about the same, via virtual MVPDs

HBO's standalone over-the-top streaming product HBO Now has more than 2 million subscribers, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes said on the company's fourth-quarter earnings call with analysts.

The company's Turner networks are also seeing OTT growth, adding nearly 2 million customers through new virtual MVPDs.

Bewkes provided the updated number, which compares with the 800,000 subscribers the company disclosed having a year ago.

HBO Go has been distributed by a number of partners, including Amazon, which was added recently.

"It's accelerated very quickly, and I think it shows what we've said all along, which is the more opportunities we have to distribute HBO through a multitude of different distribution services and give our consumers the option to get it however and wherever they want, the better it is for our brand," HBO CEO Richard Plepler said on the call.