Dish Network finally offers HBO again around three years after booting it off its platform. The premium network’s return is thanks to a replacement deal between Dish and WarnerMedia. There are some big changes with HBO since the carriage deal between the two companies ran a call in October 2018, including the launch of HBO Max and AT&T’s decision to bear WarnerMedia as a standalone entertainment company.
In late 2018, Dish and HBO’s then-parent company AT&T got into an altercation that resulted in Dish dropping HBO. However, unlike many carriage disputes, this one didn’t come to a resolution promptly and is merely now coming to an end under WarnerMedia. With the new deal, Dish is offering its customers HBO, HBO Max, and Cinemax.
Dish announced the new deal on July 29, noting that its customers across the US can now access HBO, HBO Max, and Cinemax. The new offering comes with a special discount for Dish customers; those that check-in for the HBO Max Ad-Free plan through the provider can pay $12/month rather than the regular $14.99/month for one year.
You’ll get to subscribe to the streaming service through Dish by October 27 to urge this discounted rate, however. Dish notes that its customers also will get access to half a dozen live HBO channels, among them HBO Signature and HBO Family. Cinemax may be a separate subscription.
Dish customers who check-in for Cinemax can pay $10/month for the add-on, gaining access to 3 live channels: More Max, 5-Star Max, and Cinemax. That’s on top of the on-demand content made available through Cinemax. Dish notes that its customers who want Cinemax and HBO’s on-demand content will need its Dish Hopper or Wally boxes.