Well, I do enjoy watching MeTV and I did not subscribe to HBO when it was available. I certainly would not want to subsidize having HBO back and another bill price increase AGAIN.
In the meantime, I'm enjoying the free Showtime extended weekend. Check it out.
@Chbrown08 If you really think Directv is looking better and better, look again. Since ATT took over Directv, service has gone downhill and the overall product has suffered while prices rose. A year ago we were forced to accept a new interface on our receivers (which made it look like ATT U-verse) and I was having to reset the receiver several times a month. I shared my complaints with 'customer service' and was eventually informed that many other customers had also complained and that their engineers were working on it. After six months of this I was fed up and returned to DISH in mid-November, knowing that DISH and HBO (also owned by ATT) were at an impasse. If you REALLY think you want to go to Directv, be prepared for the absolute worst customer service you will ever experience. I have only had to contact DISH once since installation and the chat support took care of my issue quickly--because I was chatting with a human being. My chat transcripts with Directv read like a comedy routine because it can take 15 to 20 minutes for the automated chat robot to turn you over to a human being.
P.S. There are a lot of people -- movie buffs -- who appreciate channels like HDNet Movies, TCM, and Epic.
I too am beyond frustrated with the state of “cable tv”. It has become ridiculous. You’re locked into contracts that allow the providers to drop whatever, whenever, and for as long as, well who ever knows. I’ve lost cbs, hbo, others, for months with no recourse.
Recently bit the bullet and started looking at online tv. Was able to get hbo and others through Hulu. Much easier than I thought to watch tv this way. Thought I’d miss the dvr but everything is out there anyway on demand. I’m locked in to dish for months longer but this is as close to a la carte as one could get and may be the answer to these providers gouging and screwing us, repeatedly.
Just my 2 cents.
Hello Chbrown08. Thank you for taking time out of your day to provide us with your feedback about this unfortunate event. We at DISH understand how frustrating missing your content can be. Your DISH bill will not be charged for any time without HBO/Cinemax.
We are actively negotiating and are open to a fair deal for the restoration of HBO. Once an agreement is reached, HBO’s channels will be restored and available immediately. I am sorry to hear that the you are not enjoying the free preview of HDNet movies.
Did you know that HBO has a streaming service called HBO NOW it is available for $14.99 per month. This is HBO’s direct-to-consumer product, and provides the same HBO content available through DISH. The service is available on a wide range of popular devices and services (Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Prime, Chromecast, Apple TV, Apple App Store and Google Play Store)
If you were subscribing to HBO/Cinemax, your DISH bill will not be charged as long as the services are not available. The fact is, only HBO can remove your access to their content. We welcome all feedback about anything DISH. To leave feedback about this negotiation, please do so here DISHPromise.com. The feedback left here is viewed daily.
We apologize you have been impacted by HBO’s decision to remove their programming from our lineup. We are working hard to reach a mutually beneficial agreement.