What will Dish do about HBO?

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Now that HBO NOW pricing is announced will Dish follow suit and charge the same $14.99?
http://order.hbonow.com/?camp=NowM74
Probably not. But come time to renegotiate their contract, I bet they'll pick it up for a lower cost. With the HBO at $14.99 you only get hboGo. With Dish you get HBOGo and OD and the channels. That might be their rationale.
 
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Well, HBO's exclusive with Apple TV is a real head scratch-er. They probably won't do anything for a while. Just sit back and observe. Don't think Apple is going to jump start their TV with this maneuver.
 
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Stupid, stupid move by HBO not to launch on Roku.

I have HBO and Cinemax for $20 combined so I see this as $15 HBO, $5 Cinemax and I still get HBOGO and MAXGO. (unless Cinemax is included in HBO Now)

Plus ability to record movies and save them is a bonus that HBO Now probably won't have.
 
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My biggest question, and it may very well be irrelevant, will Cinemax be included in the hbo standalone service? Conemax doesn't have any original programming that I know of, just movies, so that is why it could be irrelevant.
 
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Never heard of them... Are they advertised on other channels ever, or am I just living in a hole?
 
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Never heard of them... Are they advertised on other channels ever, or am I just living in a hole?

No idea. I watch the two I mentioned but I don't recall why I knew of them. Hunted was another that was pretty good.
 
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Sure it does, Banshee and Strike Back among a few others.

I've had Skinemax for years and never watched their original programming - with kids and a busy house, time is limited so, for premium shows, I stick with Game of Thrones on HBO (free weekends - the DVR is cranking) and Black Sails on Starz (BB@Home). I have always had Max/BB on some kind of promo or half off deal. I simply can't fathom how people pay full price for this stuff. Even $15 for HBO seems like a stretch.
 
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I've had Skinemax for years and never watched their original programming - with kids and a busy house, time is limited so, for premium shows, I stick with Game of Thrones on HBO (free weekends - the DVR is cranking) and Black Sails on Starz (BB@Home). I have always had Max/BB on some kind of promo or half off deal. I simply can't fathom how people pay full price for this stuff. Even $15 for HBO seems like a stretch.

Neither of the shows I mentioned are kids fare. ;)

I got a deal from Comcast that included all the premiums. Don't think I would pay full price.
 
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While I had Cmx for a while, I recorded and really enjoyed Strike Back, Have them on my EHD.
 
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I guess I should take advantage of premiums while I have them. Upset I am losing all my specials come May.
 
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Comcast is lowering their HBO from $18.95 to the $14.99 price ,so they won't lose subs. IF DISH keeps there HBO at $19.00 they will only lose more subs to cord cutting. I for one, will use the internet version, if I can't get DISH to give it to me 1/2 price or free like I've been doing for the last few years.
 
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Launching on Apple is about the stupidest platform they could go with. Should have went Android and/or Roku where there is an actual installed customer base and a good percentage of cord cutters.
 
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Launching on Apple is about the stupidest platform they could go with. Should have went Android and/or Roku where there is an actual installed customer base and a good percentage of cord cutters.

You really should have done a little googling... :)

As of 9/2014, Roku had sold 10M units and Apple has an installed base of 20M and had $1B in revenues from it. So if only one was going to get it, Apple was the right choice.
Here's a nice article about it:
http://variety.com/2014/digital/new...-roku-apple-tv-fire-tv-chromecast-1201303129/
 
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So does this mean that HBO Go is being re-branded HBO Now or is HBO Go going away all together to promote HBO Now ? I can't really find any information. I hope things stay the same for current subscribers who like their current set up.
 
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Currently, I can thru Charter Cable, upgrade to their Silver package and get HBO, Cinemax and Showtime Channels, ALL channels that said providers offer, for $10 more per month. I suppose they will raise their rates at some point, but it does surprise me that a cable co has better pricing for all those channels than the actual provider of the channels.
 

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