In Blow to Netflix, DishOnline Offering HBO, Cinemax Programming

Only catch is that programming is only available to subscribers of the premium channels

Dish Network will give customers access to HBO and Cinemax programming through its Internet service DishOnline. 

The satellite company positioned its new suite of offerings as a way to differentiate itself from Netflix, which has seen cable partners such as Starz and Showtime tighten the number of shows it can stream.

Netflix does not currently have a deal to stream HBO shows. 

The only catch to the Dish deal is that only those customers who subscribe to HBO or Cinemax can instantly watch shows such as "True Blood" and "Boardwalk Empire."

Among the more than 1,800 titles offered through the partnership are "Avatar," "The Hangover" and "Up In The Air."