As Charlie has said , " the real negotiations don't start until after the blackout." Att agreed to not blocking the signal while the new contract was agreed to. After a lot of research I have come to the conclusion of when HBO will be back. As you all know the DOJ is trying to block the merger and as of now it is in the appeal court's hands. There will be no deal reached until this has been decided by the court and it is a good chance this will end up in the supreme court. In my opinion, unless the merger is reversed, HBO will never be back on Dish. If it is reversed, there is a good chance it will be back, but no way to know how long it will be tied up in court. We have been with dish for over 20 years and we have had HBO the whole time as it is our favorite channel. We also live in a rural area where streaming is impossible.
After being with Dish for over 20 years, we now have Wireless Internet, so we can do with out Dish & out nearly $150 a month payment !!! Time to save some money and move on, time to say by by to Little Joey !!!