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HBO + Cinemax Free Preview 9/14-17

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by heidic, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Satelliteracer

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    Simply put, HBO costs more to distributors than Starz or Showtime. Cost of goods higher means distributors will charge more to recoup their costs.
     
  2. Satelliteracer

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    Yeah, I think you are right, though depends as some are turned on Friday 3:00am EST and shut off Monday 3:00am EST. Others are turned on Thursday morning. We'll split the difference and call it 10.5 days, how's that. ;)
     
  3. Satelliteracer

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    In this particular one, of course. Though Boardwalk Empire is only one show out of the 10 networks and Cinemax free preview is another 8 networks, all of which are showing something else. So yes, I would agree it is anchor tent pole programming in this case but the offering extends to far more otherwise they could do a free preview for Boardwalk only.
     
  4. PrinceLH

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    Found the free preview boring, with little new content, from when I subbed it, about 5 months ago.
     
  5. hdtvfan0001

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    I'd tend to agree. It appears the timing and content offered this time around is more to promote HBO series items than movies. I must say though...the video quality of HBO is always very solid in HD.
     
  6. john262

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    The free previews are supposed to be a marketing tool to get people to subscribe. But to me it's just the opposite. Checking out what is on HBO and Cinemax during their free preview just makes me all the more determined not to subscribe. Scanning through all of their channels hardly shows me anything that I'm interested in watching. And yes they have a lot of different channels, but last night I noticed that the same movie was playing on three different channels at the same time. What good is having those three channels if they are all showing the same thing? It's ridiculous.
     
  7. NewForceFiveFan

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    I was able to get the Max Go iphone app to work friday night using my D* authentication. Not sure if it will still work after the freeview over. I know I tried seeing if it would work back when I installed HBO Go back when I started subbing to that channel and it rejected it.
     
  8. PrinceLH

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    Yes, I felt the same way. I subbed to both of them, about 5 months ago and there isn't enough new content, to warrant re-subbing with them. Now if they fell in the price range of Showtime and Starz, I might consider it. I often get those for about $7.99, when you sign up for 3 months.
     

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