Following a protracted standoff between Dish Network and AT&T over licensing phrases to hold HBO channels, Dish has reached an settlement with WarnerMedia to offer HBO, HBO Max, and Cinemax.
Dish TV clients nationwide will have the ability to entry each the HBO and Cinemax networks immediately, although they’ll must subscribe to HBO Max to get linear HBO. To promote the deal, Dish will run a free 10-day preview of the premium networks for present clients proper across the time the Olympics Games will be wrapping up, from August 6 to August 15. Customers don’t must do something to make the most of the preview; the networks will seem mechanically.
Users excited about subscribing to HBO Max can rating a reduced subscription to the service’s ad-free plan at $12 per thirty days for as much as a 12 months in the event that they enroll earlier than October twenty seventh. The service usually prices $15 per thirty days with out advertisements, or $10 per thirty days should you don’t thoughts seeing advertisements on non-HBO titles. Cinemax will price a further $10 per thirty days and will additionally embody the 5-Star Max and More Max channels.
Potential subscribers ought to needless to say WarnerMedia is throwing all of its 2021 slate of movies on the service, the place they’ll debut the identical day they premiere in theaters. (However, its ad-supported tier will not embody day-and-date releases like Dune, The Matrix 4, and The Suicide Squad.) Subscribing to HBO Max will additionally unlock HBO in addition to a handful of further premium HBO channels, together with HBO Family, HBO 2, HBO Latino, and HBO Signature.
HBO East, HBO West, HBO 2, and HBO Latino could be accessed with a satellite tv for pc dish, and HBO Signature, HBO Family, and HBO on-demand content material will require an internet-connected Hopper or Wally receiver. HBO Max is out there throughout related streaming gadgets and on most main platforms.
The deal marks the top of a dispute over distribution phrases between AT&T and Dish that’s been ongoing since 2018, nevertheless it additionally arrives as HBO Max — and each streamer for that matter — seems to broaden its subscriber base. The launch of HBO Max and its sister networks on Dish marks “a key addition to our distribution strategy for the platform,” Scott Miller, EVP of enterprise and authorized affairs for WarnerMedia, mentioned in an announcement.