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Sat, Jan 15, 2022 5:02 AM

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Is it true: One America News being dropped from AT&T?

Read tonight in Wall Street Journal that Direct will no longer carry One America News.  If true this is a very sad state of affairs.  Not only does OAN do a great job of covering world news, it also airs complete coverage of many events that other networks do not.  I suspect this is yet another example of silencing and censoring what information the American public has access to.  Very disappointed in Directv.  Probably time to look for a different programming provider.

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Business decision, pure and simple. Declining viewership translates to reduced revenue. Add that to the fact that nobody could agree on the contract negotiations the decision was made to drop OAN. Dollars speak louder than anything.

Verizon still carries OAN, at least for how. I hear you can also get it on PlutoTV, CenturyLink, and elsewhere so it's still available.

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If it was a business decision due to declining viewership, then I assume the following will also be cancelled - CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS?  Of course not!  You must think we are stupid.

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You watch OAN don't you?

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Do us a fovor and drop CNN. 

OttoPylot

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@diva12  CNN is not in contract negations with DirecTV/Uverse like OAN was. DirecTV/Uverse was not willing to pay what OAN needed (due to declining viewership/revenues) so they couldn't come to an agreement and the negotiations closed. 

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I have now signed with Dish Network. Did so the day after OANN was dropped by DirectTV. Love Dish! I will access OANN elsewhere, however the political decision by ATT and DirectTV to drop OANN just before midterms is disgusting. I hope Dish is able to get OANN, however they have better equipment and excellent service and pricing.

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If waterdoc things AT&T is bad at dropping channels, at least they've never been controlled by Cheap Charlie Ergen.

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Your tin foil hat is a little too tight 

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You have taken the last straw. I have had ATT for 20 years now for both my internet, cell phones and even home phones. However you have decided because of Political reasons to ban OANN One America News Network. I pay over 500 dollars a month now to you but in 2 weeks unless you restore OANN I will be canceling all of my accounts. [email scrubbed]. You have completely politicized something you should have not done and I will not tolerate it anymore. Bye Bye ATT

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OttoPylot

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It's a done deal. Due to declining viewership, which translates to declining revenue, a contract couldn't be agreed upon so it was dropped. This happens all of the time, to all of the providers, when contract negotiations can't be agreed upon between the network owners and the providers. Due to the controversial nature of OAN, its followers assume it is a calculated political move but it's not.

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I don't really understand why at & t wants to stifle freedom of speech. Shouldn't they be more worried about making money than trying to push their agenda on to the American people? By dropping one America news you have forced me to be against AT&T and DirecTV and will encourage others to do the same. I am so sick of large companies trying to determine what is best for me.

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Do you have any clue as to what freedom of speech is? @Juniper  here’s another I’ll informed patriot

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@Jerbonzo  AT&T (DirecTV/Uverse) is about making money. OAN was/is losing viewership which translates to lost revenue. Contract negotiations couldn't be agreed upon so instead of throwing money away and pi$$ing off the stock holders, OAN's contract negotiations were terminated. Business plain and simple.

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I’ve read Direct TV is getting rid of OANN, because of letters they received from outside group condemning AT&T for allowing it. I just recently reviewed my channel line up, and it’s gone. This is appears to be political censorship, and AT&T apparently cares more about what outside groups think than customers. I’ve been a AT&T customer for over 20 years, but I can’t tolerate censorship, and one sided biasness, so I may need to get my service elsewhere. It seems like free speech is being gagged.

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Anyone out there know why AT&T dropped OAN?  I can't seem to get a straight answer out of them.

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They couldn't agree to a contract. Please search for other posts.

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   I specifically asked if Direct TV had OAN News when I signed up a couple of months ago. Well, lo and behold you LIARS cancelled OAN News. Fortunately, I have Pluto TV and get OAN News there for free. Judging from Facebook comments, you people made a  BIG mistake! As soon as possible, I'll be switching to Dish Network... (I know they don't have OAN News either but at least they are HONEST BROKERS!) 

   Whenever the topic of TV carriers comes up, I WILL BADMOUTH AT&T AND DIRECT TV FOREVER!!!!

   It's not too late to bring back OAN and make MILLIONS of your customers happy again. I'm not holding my breath.

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This has nothing to do with AT&T Internet.

Please post DirecTV items in the https://forums.directv.com forums. 

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