OAN News from DirecTV Has Been Dropped
DirecTV has gotten a social media backlash as it made the decision to cut the OAN's far-right media channel and its sister channel Wealth of Entertainment.
The satellite provider, which operates as a standalone after being split-off from AT&T () -, which maintains a 70% share in the company, did not claim a political motive for the move.
We have informed Herring Networks that, following a routine internal review, we do not intend to enter a new contract when our current agreement expires, a spokesperson for DirecTV said in a a a narrator.
Herring Networks, which was founded by Robert Herring Sr., owns both OAN and a Wealth of Entertainment.
The move is taken up by far right-wing voices who view it as being politically appropriate on Twitter.
According to a survey, the general tone -- the idea that OAN was being censored for political reasons -- was found on the social media site.
The OAN has always been contradictory.
OAN was originally founded in 2013, but it has gained new prominence during the Donald Trump presidency. The network is a news channel, but it has generally been a source of unchecked information designed to attract right-wing viewers.
"OAN, which rose to prominence during the triumph and turbulent administration of then-President Donald Trump, has been criticized for spreading conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 epidemic and the 2020 election," wrote the newspaper.
OAN has been made possible by AT&T.
According to a study, AT&T jougave a key role in the creation of OAN by Herring.
Herring said during a 2019 deposition that he wanted to have a conservative network. They only had one, which was Fox News, and they had seven others on the other [left-wing] side.
According to an OAN accountant's testimony, AT&T, which used to own DirecTV, provided OAN tens of millions of dollars.
AT&T does not own a stake in OAN, according to the telephone and internet giant.