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.
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 HBO and Cinemax coming back to dish?
HBO, Cinemax Go Dark to Dish Customers. AT&T’s Home Box Office and Cinemax premium channels went dark to Dish Network subscribers Thursday after the parties failed to reach a distribution agreement, the first time the networks have ever gone dark to a distributor in their more than 40-year history.
Is Dish Network owned by AT&T?
AT&T and Dish have no active deal talks ongoing, however, Reuters reported Friday. Dish Network’s spectrum holdings — it has been hoarding spectrum for years but has yet to build out its own satellite network — could also be a valuable acquisition for AT&T as it rolls out its 5G network.
Does DISH Network offer HBO and Cinemax?
“Dish has made it apparent that they have no interest in carrying HBO,” HBO said in a statement. AT&T has not been involved in these talks and HBO would like nothing more than to restore HBO and Cinemax to our fans on Dish and Sling.” HBO went dark to Dish subscribers in November.