OAN, a pro-Trump network, is getting booted from DirecTV in what may be a major bobble to the station
After decades of Fox News ruled the roost of conservative media, including Newsmax and One America News Network (OANN or OAN), virulently pro-Trump networks that would go wherever Rupert Murdoch's baby would not, even though its employees. But now it appears the latter is in more trouble, on top of their billion dollar and Dominion lawsuits.
DirecTV, the cable provider and its largest distributor have formed a partnership in April.
According to a DirecTV spokesperson, We have informed Herring Networks that following a routine internal review, we do not intend to enter a new contract.
Over the next three-and-a-half months, DirecTV subscribers will still be able to enjoy the network that Trump loves to solicit into to rant about this and that. After that, OAN (and AWE) will no longer be among the wealth of channels offered by one of the nation's largest cable providers.
DirecTV, which is owned by AT&T, played a key role in making OAN a prominent audience in conservative media, though it may not have been DirecTV's fault. In 2017, a lawsuit obligated the company to carry their station.
The company that made them can also break them. Such contracts are expected to last five years, and those five years are up in April. The loss of their largest distributor might put the kibosh on the network's plans for expansion, which include a Spanish-language version of the network.
OAN was established in 2013 and didnt start until the Trump presidency, especially when the former president was upset about Fox News for being unsuitably dutiful to him, directing his base to OAN instead. The network has had its share of controversies, not the least being when one of its host called for the he alleged to be involved in fictitious voter fraud.