HBO to be added to Sling TV's lineup in time for new season of Game of Thrones

Sling TV first launched in early February with a selection of cable TV channels for as low as $20 a month, with more channels available for extra fees. That will certainly be the case for HBO. Customers will have to pay $15 a month extra to get connected to the premium cable channel.

HBO's launch on Sling TV is part of a deal that was reached between Dish and Time Warner, according to The Wall Street Journal. The deal will also allow Dish customers to access the upcoming HBO Now stand alone streaming service, although Dish won't be able to offer HBO Now during its launch period. That is reserved for the Apple TV set-top box, which is expected to go live later in April.

Source: The Wall Street Journal, The Verge

John Callaham

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  • HBO is just not worth $15 a month all by itself. Not even close IMO.
  • Wait until every channel is at least 15 bucks a month. That's totally coming. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • I'm guessing lower tier channels free with ads, or as low as .99c, and top of the line groups like Discovery as high as $15, but there is no way they will each be $15.
    It will be carefully crafted so you will always pay more than cable to get the same number of channels, but you will have the option of paying less than basic cable to get just a few channels.
  • HBO is $15/month if you have cable, so $15/month for HBO Now isn't unreasonable