Didn't mean to be snarky. If I were to hazard a guess about DirecTV's motivations, it would be that they're concerned that HBO will ultimately decouple HBOGO access from a cable/satellite subscription. I don't think that HBO would dare to jeopardize its relationship with cable providers now, although that could change in the future. I don't really know what their reasoning is. I would be happy if they'd follow through on an expanded HBO On Demand. I just want to have access to that content on a large screen.