AT&T pulls plug on HBO for Dish, Sling subscribers
In an unprecedented move, new HBO parent blacks out programming on Dish Network and Dish owned Sling Television
This evening hundreds of thousands of Dish and Sling customers are without HBO as a result of a negotiations breakdown with HBO owner AT&T.
The key stumbling point, according to Dish executives: AT&T is insisting on collecting royalties on a fixed block of Dish subscribers, whether those customers subscribe to HBO or not.
Dish has requested third party binding arbitration in an effort to reach a resolution. So far, AT&T has declined this request. In the interim, Dish is providing a free preview of HDNET.
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