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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.