The deals were a long time coming considering that Dish Network and Turner Broadcasting ended a month-long blackout of the programmer’s channels in November. Following temporary extensions of the carriage pacts that expired last year, the companies said today that Dish will continue to offer Time Warner’s Turner channels and HBO via “separate distribution agreements” that involve “multiple platforms.”
The wording of the brief statement suggests that Dish and HBO have found a way to complement each other’s streaming services: Dish’s $20-a-month Sling TV and the soon-to-launch HBO Now. The pacts also ensure that Dish’s 14 million satellite TV customers won’t miss NCAA Final Four matches this weeken...
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