Here's why cord-cutters should be worried about the Dish-HBO dispute

TwitterFacebook

On Thursday, HBO and Cinemax went dark for some Dish customers across the country as a feud between the carrier and the pay channel’s parent company escalated. And now that feud could have a huge impact on cord-cutting customers who depend on over-the-top (OTT) services like Sling.

For the first time in the channel’s history, HBO is now blacked out for certain viewers, affecting around 2.5 million of Dish’s 13 million customers — including subscribers to the Dish-owned Sling streaming service. And both sides are blaming the other. 

In a statement to USA Today, Dish claims that HBO’s parent-company, AT&T, yanked the channel because it wants “a guaranteed number of subscribers, regardless of how many consumers actually want to subscribe to HBO.” Read more…

More about Tech, Entertainment, Hbo, Game Of Thrones, and At T
Source: mashable
Here's why cord-cutters should be worried about the Dish-HBO dispute