Business

Right-Wing One America News Network dropped from largest TV provider




  • DirecTV drops One America News from its service, a spokesman for the TV provider confirmed.
  • DirecTV is the network’s largest distributor and has broadcast the right-wing news channel since April 2017.
  • OAN became known for being pro-Trump and spreading misinformation about COVID-19 and the 2020 election.

DirecTV drops the conservative media channel One America News Network from its selection of channels, a spokesman for DirecTV confirmed to Insider.

The satellite TV provider is the network’s largest distributor and has broadcast the right-wing news channel since April 2017.

The supplier also drops OAN’s sister network – A Wealth of Entertainment – which are both subsidiaries of Herring Networks.

“We informed Herring Networks that, following a routine internal review, we do not plan to enter into a new contract when our current agreement expires,” a DirecTV spokesman told Insider via email.

Bloomberg only reported on Friday that DirecTV would not renew the contract with Herring Networks after April. One America News also appears on TV provider Verizon Fios, online


streaming

the KlowdTV service, and other smaller distributors, according to the network’s website.

OAN’s YouTube channel was suspended in November 2020 for spreading misinformation about COVID-19, according to CBS News.

The network became known for being pro-Trump and spreading misinformation, especially about the election and the ongoing pandemic.

Former President Donald Trump once called the channel one of his favorites, according to Bloomberg, and twitret about it in 2020: “This is why @FoxNews daytime and weekend daytime have lost their rankings … Many great alternatives are formed and exist. Try @OANN & @newsmax among others!”

OANN and AWE did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.





Source link

Back to top button