This should have reached the US Supreme Court by now as long as Dish has been without HBO. Why are lawyers involved vs. doing nothing? Will Showtime be eliminated next with horiffic demands? Doing nothing is unacceptable for a long time Dish subscriber.
I guess I will missing last season of GoT due to Dish blaming HBO and HBO blaming Dish, customer suffer in the end and will still get price hike reguardless of out come.
Other posters say they don't want to pay for the 20% of us who have HBO to continue to have it.
Well I don't like paying for ESPN and supplementing the people who watch the sports channel either, but Dish lumps into my package.
I think what the 80% fail to realize is that if the 20% who want HBO leave, their bill will increase as well.
Chad, you are the most level headed, knowledgable person out here. Keep chiming in so people know the facts. I've been learning from reading your posts. Thank you!
Well, that’s not true. The difference... ESPn is not a PREMIUM channel, and although is one of the most expensive cable channels, it is still less than half the cost of HBO by its self.
Customers leaving wouldn’t raise the rates, as the channel owners are paid on a per subscriber basis(another reason it is strange for a premium to demand a minimum subscriber guarantee). So it won’t actually impact the existing customers as much as you think. That’s how variable costs work. If ATT wants a minimum subscriber guarantee, they can remove their premium status, take half of what they charge(or even more than half) off, and be lumped into programming packages just like the others. They do not get to play the game as an a la carte channel, and reap the guaranteed subscribers.