Playstation Vue has reached a deal to keep Cinemax and HBO today. According to Sony, PlayStation Vue had until the end of September to reach a new deal or they would have to drop HBO, Cinemax, and NBA TV. Sony and HBO have not officially announced a new deal but the deadline for HBO to go dark has come and gone with HBO, Cinemax, and NBA TV remaining on PlayStation Vue.
UPDATE: Sony has now removed the warning from their website. However they have not made an official statement or issued any kind of press release to explain the agreement.
We don’t know whether they’ve reached a long term or short term agreement. At the time of this article, Playstation Vue’s website still displays the warning of going dark if an agreement is not met by September 30, although that date has passed. However, Playstation Vue has a history of striking deals but leaving the warnings posted sometimes for days after the fact.
This news comes as Dish recently dropped HBO from both DISH and Sling TV packages. AT&T reportedly demanded a price hike and asked Dish to guarantee a minimum number of HBO subscribers. Dish pushed back saying they didn’t want to force customers who don’t want to pay for HBO. Dish went on to say its customers could just get HBO Now if they want it.
For now, the good news is for PlayStation Vue subscribers is you still have access to HBO, Cinemax, and NBA TV.
This is breaking news, we will update as we get more.
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