Is HBO still blacked out on Dish?
HBO Blacked Out to Dish Network Subscribers. AT&T’s HBO and Cinemax premium channels have been blacked out to Dish Network and Sling TV subscribers in a dispute over a carriage agreement. Dish said it is the first time HBO has ever blacked out a distributor.
What is going on with Dish HBO?
Ergen has said in the past that “real” negotiations do not begin until a blackout occurs. In a sign of how acrimonious the feud has become, Dish has accused AT&T of weaponizing HBO in a bid to lure its customers away to AT&T’s DirecTV, its chief rival. AT&T denies any interference in HBO’s contract negotiations.
When did dish lose HBO?
He added HBO, which remains unavailable to Dish subscribers since Nov. 2018 because of the contract dispute, has shown little incentive to negotiate a new deal because parent AT&T has adopted an “anti-competitive stance” to defend DirecTV.
Will Dish have HBO in time for Game of Thrones?
Dish Network is telling its customers to subscribe to HBO Now if they want to watch the final season of Game of Thrones. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan and a Dish or Sling TV customer, you’re going to need to subscribe to HBO Now if you want to watch the April 14 premiere of the hit TV show’s final season. Since Nov.
Is Dish Network still negotiating with 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. However, HBO isn’t covered under that provision.
Why did HBO leave dish?
And now that the merger has gone forward, HBO has gone dark for Dish Network customers, because of an impasse between AT&T and Dish Network over the terms on which AT&T will sell HBO access to Dish. It’s not necessarily the case that AT&T is seeking unfair advantage in its negotiations with Dish Network.