Reportedly starting tomorrow, the channel packages for DirecTV Now (AT&T's lower priced skinny bundle streaming service) will be completely revamped. Only two packages will remain, and both of them will include HBO as a non-optional part of the channel line-up. If AT&T is choosing to distribute HBO as a mandatory part of their least expensive, skinniest channel line-ups, why wouldn't they also do that with their fuller, more expensive channel packages on the main DirecTV service? Based on comments last year from AT&T's CEO, I expect there to be at least a modest restructuring of DTV's channel packages this year (with existing customers grandfathered into their current packages so long as they choose to keep them). It seems very plausible to me that the new packages will all include HBO as part of the baseline price, along with all of AT&T's other cable channels (CNN, TBS, TNT, etc.) too, of course. Thoughts?