The companies had reached an impasse in the fall of 2018, resulting in the first blackout ever experienced by HBO starting in November of that year. Negotiations at the highest executive levels failed to bear fruit, with both parties publicly and privately indicating a willingness to go their separate ways.
The new deal spans HBO, Cinemax and HBO Max. Dish customers will be eligible for free access to HBO and CInemax from August 6 to 15. They can also subscribe to the HBO Max Ad Free plan for $12 a month for up to 12 months if they sign up by October 27. The reduced rate is $3 cheaper than the regular monthly price.
“Our number one priority at Dish is and always has been to provide our customers the best entertainment experience,