TV Answer Man, our entire family is upset over losing Newsmax on DIRECTV. We all watched it at night after dinner. Is there any chance that DIRECTV will put Newsmax back on the air? We would be very happy about that. — Marlene, Biloxi, Mississippi.
Marlene, DIRECTV, DIRECTV Stream and U-verse all lost Newsmax last week when the companies could not reach a new carriage agreement. Newsmax claims that DIRECTV is exhibiting liberal bias, but the TV provider says the conservative news channel is simply asking for too much money to carry it. (You can read more about the dispute here.)
There’s no doubt that Newsmax’s exit left many DIRECTV subscribers upset, particularly those who feel most other news channels tilt to the left. But their cries of censorship should be mollified at least somewhat by the fact that Newsmax is still available for free on numerous streaming platforms as well as part of a programming package on cable and satellite.
But that may not be enough for committed DIRECTV subscribers who want Newsmax on their TV provider of choice. So the question is:
Will DIRECTV ever bring Newsmax back?
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Despite continued (albeit fewer) protests from Republican officials in Washington and elsewhere, the odds are very slim. DIRECTV last week replaced Newsmax with another conservative news/information outlet, called The First, and even placed it in the same channel slot (channel 349). The satcaster couldn’t have made a louder statement that it has moved on.
This is now the equivalent of people still wondering if a person will get back with a previous spouse — right after he or she got married to someone else. It’s not happening, folks.
The replacement of Newsmax with another conservative news channel has also calmed the political waters as Republicans now find it tougher to allege liberal bias.
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As a progressive we have no channels on DirecTV or any other provider. CNN, MSNBC and other are Corporate Democrat news outlets. Bring on TYT Network, Breaking Points or David Pakman among others. DirecTV leans towards right leaning independent news. Please add some of the progressive channels too. Never going to happen.
Direct leans toward right leaning news? They have canceled the only 2 other than Fox news, they had. They added 1 new one that is a start up w/ no closed captioning
They will never cancel anything left leaning democrat
There are a great many other right leaning shows thar Direct will never touch, such as the Blaze network
Someone is confusing news with opinion. A subscription to Wall Street Journal, a “right leaning” newspaper, offers rates of $1/week. For opinion, just go to the OpEd section, which is 95% “right leaning”.
That’s where they get their most of their news, so go to the source. It’s all there. Read.
Stop being a crybaby. If Newsmax gains viewers, the providers might be more willing to bring them back. Its purely a financial decision, and extreme bat shit crazy simply isn’t popular enough to draw in the crowds, thankfully.
Roku has the newsmax tv channel, same as carried by cable & satellite providers
You’re asking too much of these people… lol
I dropped DirecTV several years ago when their rates kept going up. Subcribed to Youtube TV. Much happier.
Newsmax has an app I have on my Roku. I can watch it any time I like. It’s time people rethink “cable” TV.
I give up! You can’t teach dumb! The entire beef was not about cost, it’s about decisions made in the best interest of one party over another. If we don’t like what Direct does, Dish network has newsmax, it has fox business, it has the Blaze, and we all know how cheap Charlie is
Teach? You? Teach me? lol.. He lost, Trumper. Now go home and brush that tooth. Let’s not forget your guy Trump sat down with a NAZI for dinner over Thanksgiving and still hasn’t denounced Nick Fuentes.. FUCKING RACIST POS.
you’re sitting down with commie loving China and YOU call me a racist?, You’re actually happy with Biden and all the illegal shit he pulls? If Trump was still president, a) Putin would have never dared attack Ukraine, because he’s scared of Trump! b)Our economy would not be in the shitter, c) our borders would be secure, d) the pandemic would be gone and forgotten
I could go on, but you are blinded by cnn.
I’ve spent more time in that part of the world than you ever did, I can tell you, Putin was using Trump to destabilize NATO, and wanted a second Trump presidency to complete the job, which unfortunately for him, didn’t happen. Pandemic subsided so Putin attacked. FFS, Trump called Putin a “genius” – what kind of mental gymnastics does one need to be blinded to the fact that Trump loves and admires dictators? Can I have some of what you’re smoking? p.s. During multiple years, Trump paid more in taxes to China than he did in the US, and you call Biden a traitor to the US in regards to China? Please, share what you’re smoking!
Will Direct TV customers in Michigan ever get the ABC channels back? We’ still have to pay fir them but you and Mission keep blaming each other but your customers have to pay for your greed and dishonesty. We are not getting what we are paying for.
Feel Mission Broadcasting and White Knight Broadcasting been using Duane Lammers Max Retrans as the reason why DIRECTV and DISH is not able to carry the Mission and White Knight TV stations. If Mission and White Knight has no intention of letting allowing DIRECTV and DISH to carry the Mission and White Knight TV stations ever again, recommend Mission and White Knight be better offing selling the TV stations right now if Mission and White Knight has no intention of letting allowing DIRECTV and DISH to carry the Mission and White Knight TV stations ever again because Mission Broadcasting and White Knight Broadcasting would rather keep continuing on using Duane Lammers Max Retrans to assist Mission and White Knight for their retransmission consent negotiating needs. Mission Broadcasting and White Knight Broadcasting be better selling all of the TV stations right now to someone else that who would be willing to deal with very stiff concessions including pledging and promising to permanently fire cut ties and or never ever agreed to use Duane Lammers Max Retrans, ATV Broadcast, and or Symphony Media Audit International for consultants to assist broadcasters and broadcasting group for their retransmission consent negotiating needs.
Hope you’ll understand me about suspicions about Mission and White Knight using Duane Lammers Max Retrans to assist them for their retransmission consent contract negotiating needs.
Aware Duane Lammers was with Nexstar when Nexstar and Mission pulled TV stations from Cox and Cableone(Sparklight) in 2005 and got connected and associated with Communications Corporation Of America/White Knight and Granite/Malara both under Silver Point Capital control in dealing with retransmission consent negotiations for Communications Corporation Of America/White Knight and Granite/Malara both under Silver Point Capital in 2008.
This is why its very hard and difficult to avoid mentioning and referencing Duane Lammers as he is associated with both Mission and White Knight in the past history.
maybe you should go back to that part of the world! you had 6 fucking years to prove Tri=ump was allies w/ Putin, you the FBI, all democrats, not one person hiding anything, you came away, proving Trump was innocent and you can’t handle the truth! Putin wanted Hillory and wanted Biden, he owns Biden, Tell me you knew about Hunter BEFORE the election! Tell me you knew joey has shitloads of documants at his house as a VICE president! You love the ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN AND OPB hide and cover up everything, yet lie constantly about Trump.
You’re a democrat!
Bill Barr obstructed the investigation. End of story.
Mueller listed 10 instances of obstruction and the tangerine turd never testified himself, coz he’s a chickenshit. When asked, Mueller said Trump could be indicted after he was no longer president. Look up the videos, even Faux News aired it. Also, in regards to your precious network.. They have 2 million subscribers on YouTube. There are about 332 million people in the country. If there were so many people wanting to watch NewsMax, upon losing service providers, you’d think you’d have millions upon millions upon millions of people signing up, right? Rational thought, try it. 2 million out of 332 million is a friggin 1/3 of one percent. Idiots, the lot of you.
p.s. Trump sat down with Nick Fuentes, a known NAZI asshole, for dinner around Thanksgiving and still hasn’t denounced Fuentes. This SHOULD BE THE FUCKING END OF THE STORY FOR ANY RATIONAL PERSON.
Hunter and Joe Biden sold America out to China! Trump was innocent of all charges, even the ones paid by hillary to RUSSIA!
keep voting democrat, keep getting what you’ve been getting! Deeper and deeper in debt
Yawn.. His son did some bad stuff but I care little about it. Biden Sr is by far not the best, but he’s a billion times better than the GUY WHO SITS DOWN AT MAR-A-LARDO WITH FUCKING NAZIS YOU IMBECILE! Trump is the one that declared that he pays taxes to China not Biden. LMAO…
Imagine sitting down as a family to watch Newsmax every night after dinner…those poor kids. Time to find some other hobbies.
And they accuse everyone else of “grooming” children.. when they are the ones installing hate into their own children.