Breaking: Despite Trump’s Desire, DirecTV Pulls the Plug

DirecTV Drops One America News Network

( – Despite repeated demands by former President Donald J. Trump and several state attorney generals, DirecTV went ahead today and pulled the plug on the One America News Network (OAN).

As Bloomberg frames it in “DirecTV to Drop One America News on Tuesday Despite Pressure“:

“DirecTV plans to drop One America News Network on Tuesday, ignoring pressure to reverse course from the conservative cable outlet and its supporters.

“The satellite TV giant has been notifying customers that it will no longer carry OAN or AWE, a high-end lifestyle channel also owned by Herring Networks Inc., after April 4.

“DirecTV, a joint venture between the private equity firm TPG Inc. and AT&T Inc., said in January that it planned to drop OAN, which was criticized for spreading misinformation about the pandemic and the 2020 election, when its contract expires. OAN began airing on DirecTV in April 2017.”

There had been pressure to keep OAN on DirecTV, including from Trump and his supporters, but the pressure failed.

“In recent weeks, OAN and its supporters have tried to pressure DirecTV to keep the network…

“Former President Donald Trump has called for a boycott of DirecTV if it drops OAN, which had been a loyal supporter of his administration.”

Despite the pressure, OAN will no longer be available on DirecTV, and the network is at risk of going under financially.

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