Q. I read on the Twitter that DIRECTV dropped the OANN channel, the One America News Network. And I couldn’t find it my lineup. What the hell is this? Is it because AT&T hates the president? I know that’s it!!! — Bonnie, East Lansing, Michigan.
Bonnie, you are not alone in your frustration. Social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook are overflowing today with angry comments from DIRECTV subscribers who say they can no longer watch One America News Network (OANN).
However, DIRECTV has not dropped the conservative news network. Let me repeat that. DIRECTV has NOT dropped the conservative news network.
Now let me explain.
TheWrap.com reports that since the Coronavirus outbreak, the satcaster has offered a free preview of OANN, and some other channels. But the preview ended today, leaving some OANN fans thinking DIRECTV had dropped the channel, perhaps due to its political views.
Well you all I had OAN on my direct tv for a long time. I went to turn it on and they cut it off…..the only channel speaking truth. Now they want me to purchase it for more money. Time to ditch Direct TV! @POTUS @DIRECTV
— Sherry Hotton (@SherryHotton123) May 19, 2020
Some upset customers said an on-screen message appeared today on OANN’s channel (347) saying DIRECTV subscribers needed to upgrade their programming packages to continue watching it. However, OANN is in most DIRECTV programming plans including its base plan, Select, so it’s unclear which subscribers suddenly lost the channel. (Some DIRECTV subscribers posted messages this afternoon saying the channel is still available to them.)
Charles Herring, president of OANN, tells The Wrap that it’s a simple misunderstanding, and that DIRECTV has not dropped his channel.
“Due to COVID-19, with many Americans sheltering and home, the cable companies, including DIRECTV, have provided FREE extended PREVIEWS of a number of channels, including OAN,” Herring told the site. “DIRECTV was offering a number of channels for free to customers that generally don’t receive the programming. Kudos to DIRECTV for providing free programming to its customers.”
Herring added he expects DIRECTV to soon resume a free preview of OANN, although he did not say when it would begin. The Wrap writes that DIRECTV has not responded to its inquiries.
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OAN is pure propaganda. That being said it’s a free country and you can pay to hear their lies.
let me guess… you buy into cnn and msnbc….too bad tou can;t think for yourself
347 on Directv
What an idiotic statement. Anything you disagree with is not thinking for yourself. All con men need a mark. And you’re the mark.
No more politics, everyone.
One America news is the only channel on TV telling the truth aside from some things on fox
brainwashed CNN inhabitant
Luv Oan…its HONEST REPORTING
I did not subscribe to Direct Tv
Tryed and tryed for months
And through collections..
To get Direct Tv..(they took out
For more than 6 mos out if my
Account…42.00…do not have
An account…stopped at stores
Numerous telephone calls
Absolutely no one COULD HELP
Or find any account??
So I’m really. NOT the PERSON
To ask about Direct Tv…thank you
“And through collections..” What collections ?
What stores did you stop at ?
I’m getting rid of direct tv and there left wing freakshow
I think I’m gonna have to cancel DIRECTV I supposed to pay $3500 this year for the NFL package in my bar but if I can’t have one America news at the same time which is what they say you can’t have one America news and have the sports channels to well then I’m just gonna have to cancel the sports channels
What happened to my previous post that said one America news is the only channel telling the truth on TV
I will repeat my post DIRECTV cut off my channel 347 one American news said that I couldn’t have one America news and the sports channels also well this year I’m supposed to be billed $3500 for the NFL package so if I can’t have both I’m going to discontinue my NFL package and I suppose that this will be taken off just about as fast as It was put on thank you everyone keep fighting for freedom