HBO hasn’t been available to Dish or Sling TV (Dish’s over-the-top live TV service) since November, when the two sides couldn’t come to terms on a new carriage deal.
Dish lost 1 million subs in 2018 — including 334,000 in he fourth quarter, which it blamed on the company’s carriage disputes with HBO and Univision.
Has Dish Network dropped HBO?
On Oct. 31, 2018, HBO and Cinemax channels went dark on the Dish TV and Sling TV lineup, and since then “we and AT&T have been unable to negotiate the terms and conditions of a new programming carriage contract,” the satcaster said in its 10-Q filing Friday.
Why did Dish Network drop HBO?
Keith Cocozza, a spokesman for WarnerMedia, HBO’s parent, said Dish bears the blame for causing the blackout by refusing to deal. “HBO offered to extend talks while they negotiated towards an agreement. Dish walked away,” Cocozza said. “HBO continues to deliver its signal to Dish and [is] willing to negotiate.”
Is Dish losing customers because of HBO?
Dish Network Corp. Dish said a little more than half of the lost 334,000 subscribers in the fourth quarter stemmed from the HBO and Univision blackouts. Overall in 2018 it lost 920,000 net pay-TV subscribers, ending the year with 12.3 million subscribers.
Does Sling have HBO?
The good news is you have two options to watch HBO. With this app you get both live and on-demand access to HBO content for the same price as HBO through Sling TV. Although this means you have a second app it will allow you to still access HBO as a Sling TV or DISH customer.