DirecTV has decided not to renew its contract with the far-right One America News Network (OANN), according to several reports.
The DirecTV broadcast satellite service, which is owned by AT&T Inc. and TPG Inc., said in a statement that it has informed Herring Networks, the owner of OANN, that “following a routine internal review,” DirecTV does not “plan to enter into a new contract when our current agreement expires.”
One source told Bloomberg News. which first reported the decision, that the contract is set to expire in early April.
DirecTV is currently the largest distributor of OANN. Verizon Fios will continue to carry the network, as well as smaller carriers. KloudTV also allows you to stream it online.
In October, the NAACP met AT&T to urge them to end OANN.
Dominion Voting Systems, an elections-equipment manufacturer, filed a lawsuit against the owner of OANN and against the conservative news service Newsmax in August, seeking roughly $1.6 billion in defamation damages after both helped peddle several election-related conspiracy theories on behalf of then-president Donald Trump.
In one of the most egregious examples of the falsehoods spread by the networks, according to Dominion, an “expert mathematician” interviewed on OANN was actually an installer at a Long Island swing-set-c