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Re: HBO GONE!

Jetenbu
Extra

I agree!  HBO only had a new show/movie about once a month anyway but the fact they removed their channels and their Cinemax channels chaps my **bleep**.  Just who do they think they are?  Because they own DirecTV (which is a piece of crap) they want a monopoly on all their channels across both mediums and they want Dish to be responsible for keeping their subscriptions up.  They can Kiss My Rebel **bleep**!  If I was the CEO of Dish, I would terminate negotiations and see how the hell they like that.  Within a month they would be begging to negotiate.  AT&T Executives are driving this crap.  I worked for AT&T in Orlando in IT and know exactly how they negotiate.  Either do as we say or forget it!  That is not a negotiation, that is a Dictatorship folks.  Tell AT&T/DirecTV to go pound sand!!!!!

Re: HBO GONE!

amwoolf
Audio Engineer

The battle is lost --- Appeals Court upholds the merger saying it won't hurt customers. Guess none of them are Dish customers.

 

 

Re: HBO GONE!

mchollma
Costume Designer

As I stated a long time ago, Dish needs to move on.  AT&T are the destroyers, they had all the cards already, but the ruling puts the final nail in the coffin.  Dish is hurting their customers by letting this linger.  There are no negotiations, how can there be?

Re: HBO GONE!

TXWARLOC1
Extra
Well it is obvious that hbo will not be coming back.
As negotiations do not take this long. All Dish is doing is shooting them selves on the foot and alienating many of their longtime customers.
I own several tractor trailers and one of the perks for my drivers is I pay for their service. It looks like I will he transitioning all them over to another system as they are not happy. O am also displeased as I have been a long time customer for many years. As soon as my contract is finished I will be leaving

Re: HBO GONE!

Chadt4141
Production Manager
You are partially correct. It is not likely that HBO and Cinemax will be coming back to Dish. You are incorrect in believing negotiations do not take this long. Negotiations take as long as they need. Some take minutes, some take days, some take months. AMC was down for over 6 months.

Re: HBO GONE!

MikeSF
Audio Engineer

@TXWARLOC1  You do understand, I hope, that the problem is that HBO (ATT) has made an offer to DISH that DISH had to refuse. The goal of ATT is to attract customers away from the competition, and not to offer media at competitive rates. ATT is currently revamping Directv and HBO for the purpose of increasing profits and at the same time reducing the amount of content their subscribers receive as their monthly payments increase. I left Directv last November to return to DISH primarily because of what ATT had done to Directv. I reached the conclusion that there was nothing on HBO important enough for me to remain a customer of ATT.

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Re: HBO GONE!

mchollma
Costume Designer

I never inferred that negotiations do not take time.  What I am saying is that ATT has all the cards and they have apparently made  a demand that is ridiculous, so I do not believe there is anything going on right now.  ATT's intent is to elmiinate competition.  The loss in revenue from the Dish HBO subscribers is very small and not hurtiing them at all.  Dish has lost thousands of subscribers, which has no doubt hurt them a great deal.

 

Re: HBO GONE!

Mark0719
Extra
We are Dishnetwork pawns for HBO disputes. I recently talked to HBO. And was told they offered to extend the current contract. While DishNetwork and HBO settled this. But Dishnetwork didn’t want to. DishNetwork is using its customers as pawns. To pressure HBO and Cinemax. I had programming with all these channels. But when I took the 2 year contract for the hopper 3. I was told and promised. That my current programming and movie channels. Would be locked in for two years. And a set locked in rate with my programming at that time. But less than a year this happened. With DishNetwork saying we won’t charge you for this. But it’s part of my 2 year contract. Now 7 months later still no HBO or Cinemax. They are in breach of the 2 year contracts agreement. And are saying if I want out of it. I’ll get charged early termination fees. I expressed this to a account specialist that actually laughed at me. I have her name and number. If you leased a car and had a radio. Then they took the stations off. What good is it then. I’ll be contacting the Ky state attorney general and filling a complaint with the BBB. I urge everyone else to follow. We could have had HBO and Cinemax now. And able to watch the Game of Thrones. But it was more important. That DishNetwork use us as pawns.

Re: HBO GONE!

DISH Employee

Hi Mark0719! I hate to hear about your feeling towards us. Can you send me a private message with your phone number and 4-digit PIN so that we can take a look at your account to see abut making this right? 

Re: HBO GONE!

mchollma
Costume Designer

I am in precisely the same situation.  I have a two year agreement on my Hopper3 to lock things in.  Someone commented that these things happen all the time.  I disagree.  Channel disputes in the past always get resolved, or at least they have been.  This one is obviously going nowhere.  Dish has taken an amazing strategy in that it has given its customers nothing, nada, silence.  I agree on your observation, what are we supposed to think?  I have been a loyal customer for 20+ years.  I feel betrayed, no doubt about.  What is Dish going to do when it reviews your account?  I already know that answer, it is rethorical question.  This is not a question of money.  I spend a lot on this kind of entertainment.  It is access and convenience of having it on a teriffic DVR.  It is astonishing to me that Dish is telling customers to go to HBO Go, simply astonishing.