Prosperous people and businesses have their preferred investment: buying politicians. The company believes that HBO is an elite channel, a channel that any pay-TV provider must have or risk losing subscribers. That`s why AT-T intends to set an unprecedented benchmark price for HBO (and Cinemax) that it wants to impose later on other pay-TV services. “We are pleased to conclude agreements that are good for both companies… and you have to hit and scream,” Ergen told analysts. But HBO did and refused to negotiate another deal in which we would lose a considerable amount of money. They had a strategic reason because they wanted to develop at DIRECTV. The dispute is known in cable, as transportation tax disputes often lead to canal failures. But they rarely last as long as time, and neither side seems to be bent. HBO declined to comment, while Dish sent a statement: “ATT withdrew HBO from DISH and refused to accept an offer that realistically could be considered fair to DISH customers. DISH customers will not be burdened for HBO. Given HBO`s wide availability, DISH works on a case-by-case basis with our loyal customers regarding their visual needs. If subscribers had planned to drop Dish or Sling because of the loss of HBO and Cinemax, they would have done so in the meantime. “Over the course of our more than forty years, HBO has always been able to reach an agreement with our esteemed distributors and our services have never been dismantled or made unavailable to subscribers because they were unable to reach an agreement,” HBO said in a statement. Nexstar unsurprisingly insists that Dish offers “less than fair market value” and refuses to run WGN America.
“Because the Dish proposals do not correspond at all to the reality of current interest rates, Nexstar has no choice but to refuse any renewal of the current agreement.” Dish said it works with customers on a case-to-case basis, and that for those with sufficient broadband service, the HBO Now streaming service could be an option. Dish recommended that interested customers visit www.mydish.com/hbonow for more information. Dish has to think about its rural customers who have to use satellite Internet for streaming…. When the sky is cloudy, dabs or petrified like crazy! I used premium amazon to have hbo, which allowed me to download GOT to my phone and then use smart view to watch it on my TV.