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DirecTV declines to renew OAN contract

DirecTV has declined to renew its contract with One America News Network (OAN), a far-right outlet favored by former President Trump.

DirecTV, which is owned by AT&T Inc. and TPG Inc., told The Hill they have notified Herring Networks Inc., the owner of OAN, that the contract between network and the service provider will not be renewed.

“We informed Herring Networks that, following a routine internal review, we do not plan to enter into a new contract when our current agreement expires,” DirecTV said in a statement.

A person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg the contract will expire in early April.

The end of the contract could dramatically effect the network — DirecTV is its largest distributor. Verizon Fios and smaller carries have maintained OAN, and it is available to stream online through KloudTV.

The outlet has come under fire for allegedly spreading misinformation about the 2020 presidential election. At the end of 2021, two Georgia election workers sued OAN’s parent company as well as former President Trump’s ex-lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, over claims of voter fraud.

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