Today is the day Game of Thrones Finally, reorganize our lives and set the stage for the last adventures of Ned, Robb, Hodor, Ser Pounce, Margaery, Khal Drogo and all the other characters who have been with us from the beginning of this long journey. For many Dish subscribers, however, this is just another Sunday, where nothing particularly cool or exciting will happen because – because of a dispute between Dish and AT & T-Dish does not carry HBO. Look, because corporate America is a wonderful place, AT&T owns HBO and couldn't come to a licensing agreement with Skål last year, which means HBO (and therefore Game of Thrones ) is not available on Dish at all .
The obvious solution here for diehard Game of Thrones fans is that you know, disconnect the bowl and go to DirecTV or cable. For some reason, however, Dish doesn't seem to like the plan much as it was reported by Variety – It has begun to lead subscribers to sign up for a free trial of streaming service HBO Now and so You just use Bowl for everything else. An HBO Nu subscription costs the same amount as what the Dish has charged to HBO ($ 15 per month), but the weird catch here is that the Dish doesn't make a dime of HBO Now subscriptions. The only reason to do this is to remind Dish users that there are other options.
Variety notes that Dish lost one million subscribers in 2018, one-third of which came in the fourth quarter. Dish blamed these losses on his disputes with HBO and Univision (a Spanish-speaking network trying to launch an English-language media empire that worked super well and everyone loved it). Univision was blacked out on Dish for nine months, but there is no end to the HBO problem. Fortunately, you can only pay for another subscription service! And hi, if none of the channels on the dish show anything you want to see, you might have to throw in a Hulu or Netflix subscription while you're at it! All that matters is that you do not stop paying for the dish. Never stop paying for the dish.
Yet, since all this is going on, DirecTV went straight ahead and solved the first episode of the new Game of Thrones season early. In a world where HBO is so frightened by leaks that it doesn't even give anyone a screen of thrones this is a Valyrian steel whoopsie.