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Herring Networks said its One America News Network has reached a deal to be launched by AT&T U-verse TV across the country.   

 

One America News Network will soon join the U-verse channel lineup in the cable news neighborhood on channel 208 in standard definition and on channel 1208 in high definition, the channel said. The broad carriage by AT&T U-Verse will give the independent, conservative news network more than 5 million additional subscribers, the programmer said.   

 

The startup, conservative-leaning news network (which launched July 4, 2013, and extensively covered the Conservative Political Action Conference this past spring under a sponsorship pact with American Conservative Union), had already obtained a carriage deal with the other big telco-TV provider, Verizon FiOS TV, though the U-verse distribution appears to be wider than the FiOS launch, which has the HD channel in the Ultimate HD package.  

 

“We’re thrilled to give U-verse TV customers more choices by adding One America News Network to our channel lineup,” Ryan Smith, vice president of content acquisition at AT&T, said in a release. “The network is devoted to providing an independent and dependable source for news reporting around the clock along with commentary, programming and documentaries.”  

 

“We’re extremely pleased for the support extended by AT&T U-verse in providing carriage to One America News Network. We’re grateful for the broad distribution and the channel placement within the cable news neighborhood next to other leading cable news networks,” Robert Herring senior, CEO of One America News Network, said in the release. “U-verse TV customers will be able to easily find our news channel and we’re confident that our programming lineup of national and international news, interactive talk shows, and current affairs programs will resonate well with U-verse TV customers.”  

 

U-verse also carries Herring's Wealth of Entertainment, “AWE,” formerly WealthTV, on channel 470 in SD and 1470 in HD.

 

http://www.multichannel.com/news/telco-tv/one-america-news-gets-u-verse-berth/374065

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The more new channels SD and HD the better. Who says that U-Verse never adds channels, but only takes them away?

 

Maybe The Blaze and Al Jazeera America will follow.

 


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I think this shows programmers how wise a choice it is to go to AT&T.  There's a multi-page thread over at DSLR in the Comcast TV forum entitled, "Does Comcast ever add channels?"  Even though Comcast is the biggest, they sure don't add like AT&T, which is pretty striking.  When Procter & Gamble wants to push a new Febreze or Tide iteration, isn't WalMart one of the first places customers see it?

 

It shows how AT&T is technologically prepped for this.  It's relatively simple for AT&T to add services to its platform, versus the others.  Cable companies are limited by each of their headends' mHz bandwidth.  Satellite companies have to build a new "reflector" (satellite), launch it, and do everything just-so because even THEY have to support customers' old dishes and old equipment.  If they don't, certain customers might be forced to add another dish on their house or be forced to upgrade equipment.  Personally, I haven't heard anyone speak highly of a satellite tech visit (similar to the big cable companies).

 

With Uverse, AT&T works out the programmer's placement via how much they want per customer, sets up the downlink, and pushes it out to the customer.  Plus AT&T places it where customers would naturally find it, not on channel 349 in SD and 833 in HD because those are the only ones open.

 

As for Al Jazeera America, it doesn't look like anyone with AT&T is missing anything.  For all of their hype and carriage with everyone else, they're only getting around 15,000 TOTAL viewers in primetime, with 5000 being in the "coveted" 25-54 range.  And they laid off staff -- notably freelancers (cheap labor).  If they're laying off those people, the top-heavy contract employees (those stolen from CNN and others) are sure soaking them. ----- Normally, companies actually lay-off regular employees and replace them with contract-specific (limited term) or "freelancers" who will simply get paid for one-time work.  Link here: http://www.thewrap.com/al-jazeera-america-low-ratings-image-problems

 

Remember, also, that when AJA made a "deal" with Time Warner, it was suggested that AJA was either paying-for or bartered-for carriage.  The old "Current" was getting around 12 cents a subscriber, and Time Warner was reportedly asking for less than that.

 

Anyways, if anyone's looking for a wider selection of TV services available, the choice is fast becoming Uverse over the others.

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Apr 25, 2014
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does any one know when to expect One America News to appear in the lineup....

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shewjr wrote:

does any one know when to expect One America News to appear in the lineup....


The press release says "soon."

 

The longer version? No one here knows. It'll just show up on the guide one day. There's two ways it'll show up. The first is that it'll show up on the guide and when you turn to it, it'll say "coming soon" with a blue screen. The other way is that when you turn to it, it'll be an active, live channel.

 

No word on if it'll be 1080, 720, stretch-o-vision, or the infamous "SD HD" black bars. Thankfully, the last one is ultra-rare...even commercials these days are HD.

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According to their website, it should appear on April 30.

http://www.oann.com/about/watch/

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I think this shows programmers how wise a choice it is to go to AT&T.  There's a multi-page thread over at DSLR in the Comcast TV forum entitled, "Does Comcast ever add channels?"  Even though Comcast is the biggest, they sure don't add like AT&T, which is pretty striking.  When Procter & Gamble wants to push a new Febreze or Tide iteration, isn't WalMart one of the first places customers see it?

 

It shows how AT&T is technologically prepped for this.  It's relatively simple for AT&T to add services to its platform, versus the others.  Cable companies are limited by each of their headends' mHz bandwidth.  Satellite companies have to build a new "reflector" (satellite), launch it, and do everything just-so because even THEY have to support customers' old dishes and old equipment.  If they don't, certain customers might be forced to add another dish on their house or be forced to upgrade equipment.  Personally, I haven't heard anyone speak highly of a satellite tech visit (similar to the big cable companies).

 

 


I'm not sure about the technology part - I have heard from both a U-Verse contract specialist and one on the technical side that it is much harder (and more expensive) to add channels to U-Verse as more equipment is required for each channel.  I think that adding channels (and keeping them) is now easier as U-Verse strides up near 6 million TV subs.

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thanks for the link...I went to their site yesterday but I did not look hard enough for a link to the site.....it was under about us....

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dhascall wrote:

I'm not sure about the technology part - I have heard from both a U-Verse contract specialist and one on the technical side that it is much harder (and more expensive) to add channels to U-Verse as more equipment is required for each channel.  I think that adding channels (and keeping them) is now easier as U-Verse strides up near 6 million TV subs.


Not sure everyone would understand all the bits of the AT&T "sausage making," but I was really speaking of the way a vast majority of the US gets its pay-TV service: the good old cable company.

 

For instance, for all of the "innovation" touted for X1, Comcast's majority of headends/systems are maxed out when it comes to TV services.  In fact, they actually took AWAY premiums in HD in order to add regular HD (like Sprout and C-SPAN, for example).  VOD, in peak hours, STILL doesn't connect because of overloads.  X1 is still dependent upon what the local headend will feed it, which is why even if the local system in Atlanta may have Boomerang, the system in Philadelphia will not.

 

Uverse, however, is much more like satellite in that way.  As we all saw with the power outage that occurred a few weeks ago, the Uverse "national grid", if you will, appears in everyone's home, with the local office "inserting" the local section of channels (from 2-69).  So even if it's "technically complicated" to add a channel, it's only in one location.  The Uverse uplink center sends everything out and the local office pulls in the signal, interprets it and puts it in order, then pumps it out to the localities served by that office.

 

IMHO if AT&T can add channels regularly and my bill doesn't go up, that's fine with me.  If it was that difficult (translation: costly) for them to do these things, we would certainly see it on a monthly basis.

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where is oan....on their site it said it will be on uverse today...just wondering

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shewjr wrote:

where is oan....on their site it said it will be on uverse today...just wondering


As of 11:08 PM, One America News does not show up on either the U-Verse guide or Titan TV. The link from April 24 now shows only what the channels will be on U-Verse.

 

http://www.oann.com/about/watch/

 

If you click on the link that says "read more" where it says, "One America News Network on AT&T U-verse starting April 30th!", there is nothing about a starting date of April 30th that I can find in the article.

 

Obviously, there has been some sort of delay in the  channel showing up. Maybe it will show up tomorrow.

 


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It is now May 1. Is anyone receiving One America News? It sounds like there could be a contract problem or a technical problem contributing to the delay. That is my guess.

 

U-Verse, itself, never gave the April 30 date. It was One America News who did on their web site.

 


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no signs of it in the 200-300 range

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I called Herring Broadcasting (the owner of One America News Network) a few minutes ago, and was told that One American News Network had been launched yesterday on U-Verse. However, it is a slow launch, and it will be state by state. She did not know which states were involved yesterday. She suggested that I call U-Verse to find out specifics about the launch.

 

I called customer service, and I am on hold now with them. I have talked to two people who should be flipping hamburgers at McDonald"s. I was finally able to get a supervisor who knew nothing about the channel, and had to ask someone else. This guy should be collecting money in the drive-up lane at McDonald's

 

He started giving me a history of the channel which launched last year. He could not understand basic English. All I wanted to know is which states One America News Network appeared in yesterday on U-Verse, and how long it will take for it to be U-Verse wide. I also wanted to know which levels of U-Verse can view it.

 

He ended up saying that he would transfer me to customer service. I told him that is where I had been before, and that he should  be flipping hamburgers at McDonald's. I think he said he was in technical support which I did not need.

 

I hope someone else on this forum has better luck getting information about the launch of One America News Network.

 


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Kudos to @dwinth for trying to get to the bottom of this.  When something like this is SO new, even the most seasoned AT&T CSR's probably have nothing on this new channel.  That most likely goes back to AT&T not releasing news or press releases until way after a launch.  Thanks again for checking, bud!

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dhascall wrote:

Kudos to @dwinth for trying to get to the bottom of this.  When something like this is SO new, even the most seasoned AT&T CSR's probably have nothing on this new channel.  That most likely goes back to AT&T not releasing news or press releases until way after a launch.  Thanks again for checking, bud!


I cannot believe how frustrating it is to talk to these customer service people who do not understand basic English. I am sure they were speaking from a script because what they answered had nothing to do with what I was asking or saying. The worst was the guy who was reading from the script and telling me that Herring Network laucned One America News Network last year.

 

"Customer service dude, I know that. I want to know about the launch by U-Verse yesterday"

 

All of this makes you want to smash your phone.

 

The question now, is there anyone out there who has U-Verse that actually started getting One America News Network yesterday or today?

 

I forgot to put in my initial post today that the very nice representative from Herring Networks did say she was receiving comments from U-Verse subscribers, so we know some people do have One America News Network.

 

For all of my frustration, I hope that One America News Network has personnel very similar to those at Fox News if you know what I mean.


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it is not showing in the "Hide Channels" area...

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it is not showing in the "Hide Channels" area...


Because it hasn't been added yet. Typically, the channel only shows there once it has been added. If you haven't actually taken the steps to hide a channel, then it would show up on the guide.

 

(And yes, I'm still estatic that channel 1423 or whatever it was has been deleted! THANK YOU AT&T!)

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Is there any way to check the iPhone / Android app "Guide" count to see if a new channel or channels has been added?  When I fire up my app and select Guide, as it downloads, I see a counter.  Yesterday it was something like 950/467.   Does that have anything to do with the number of channels?

 

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I just spoke to a representative at Herring Broadcasting Company about the status of One American News Network on AT&T U-Verse. Unlike the people in customer service at AT&T, she was very knowledgeble and informative about her product. She also was here in the United States, and not in some foriegn country.

 

 

She stated that the reason we do not have One America News Network is that AT&T is having technical problems getting the channel on the air. Herring Broadcasting Company was ready to transmit One America News Network on April 30 as advertized. AT&T was not. That is also why the channel does not show up on the U-Verse guide or Titan TV.

 

Once AT&T works out their technical problems, we should be able to watch One America News Network.

 

I was told incorrectly yesterday that some people who have U-Verse were able to watch the channel which would be on a slow roll out.

 


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Thanks again.  Earlier in this thread I had a discussion with someone about how much effort that AT&T has to put into adding each new channel.  Your response seems to bear that out.  If U-Verse ever adds digital sub channels (such as 13.2 or 6.3), that will be a huge effort - and i did hear that AT&T is looking at doing that.  Hats off, if they do.

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I checked this morning, and after five days when it was supposed to have been launched, One America News Network is still not on the air or in the guide.

 

Can any of the AT&T employees who contribute to this forum give us any information? I have been a U-Verse subscriber since January, 2008, and I do not remember any delays like this previously.

 


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The One America News Network web site has a correction. Instead of saying that it is coming to U-Verse on April 30, it now says, "One America News Network is Coming Soon to AT&T U-verse!"

 

http://www.oann.com/

 

Hopefully, it will show up soon.

 


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dwinth wrote:

The One America News Network web site has a correction. Instead of saying that it is coming to U-Verse on April 30, it now says, "One America News Network is Coming Soon to AT&T U-verse!"

 

http://www.oann.com/

 

Hopefully, it will show up soon.

 


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After following this thread (and others) while lurking, someone at AT&T messed-up big time with this.  You can't really lay this at the OANN folks' feet because why would THEY just pick some arbitrary date and advertise it on their site as it going live on AT&T?

 

I think when it appears it will be on 209/1209 just like the CenturyLink PRISM lineup.  CLP is, basically, U-verse when it comes to channel lineups, and they've actually added more channels than what they had around a year ago (it's up to ~320 now).

 

With the wireline (landline) swaps ahead, it wouldn't surprise me if PRISM and U-verse become "merged", unofficially.  That could mean all of the Hallmark crowd and those wanting OTA subchannels could be pacified.  Just a thought, given that AT&T could want something in "trade" if CenturyLink would take their old wireline areas.

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vid30jk wrote:

dwinth wrote:

The One America News Network web site has a correction. Instead of saying that it is coming to U-Verse on April 30, it now says, "One America News Network is Coming Soon to AT&T U-verse!"

 

http://www.oann.com/

 

Hopefully, it will show up soon.

 


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After following this thread (and others) while lurking, someone at AT&T messed-up big time with this.  You can't really lay this at the OANN folks' feet because why would THEY just pick some arbitrary date and advertise it on their site as it going live on AT&T?

 

I think when it appears it will be on 209/1209 just like the CenturyLink PRISM lineup.  CLP is, basically, U-verse when it comes to channel lineups, and they've actually added more channels than what they had around a year ago (it's up to ~320 now).

 

With the wireline (landline) swaps ahead, it wouldn't surprise me if PRISM and U-verse become "merged", unofficially.  That could mean all of the Hallmark crowd and those wanting OTA subchannels could be pacified.  Just a thought, given that AT&T could want something in "trade" if CenturyLink would take their old wireline areas.


But AT&T never advertised a date, so how can they be held responsible? You'll notice how on the AT&T press release they never mentioned a start date but OANN put one on their website. 

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But AT&T never advertised a date, so how can they be held responsible? You'll notice how on the AT&T press release they never mentioned a start date but OANN put one on their website. 


Well, AT&T never advertsies anything ahead of time.  My guess what happened is that AT&T and OANN agreed on a launch date and something either got misconstrued or AT&T simply wasn't ready.  I seriously doubt that OANN just threw a dart at the calendar and it landed on 30 April.  :smileyhappy:

 

 

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The Channel is now live on channels 208 and 1208.

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Isn't One America also know as the American's for Prosperity propaganda network? The Koch brothers have to be behind it. Can't think of a bigger waste of precious Uverse bandwidth. They better be paying for placement - this is the antithesis of independent journalism.

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Isn't One America also know as the American's for Prosperity propaganda network? The Koch brothers have to be behind it. Can't think of a bigger waste of precious Uverse bandwidth. They better be paying for placement - this is the antithesis of independent journalism.


ROFL

 

"Precious U-verse bandwidth" would only be wasted by you if you tuned into the channel.

 

Besides, on the Al Jazeera America thread, you said you were a DirecTV subscriber, since you touted how wonderful AJAM is from watching it, comparing it to PBS' Frontline and other shows.

 

So what if the Koch Brothers are involved at all.  It's not like activism from George Soros, Michael Bloomberg or Brian Roberts (Comcast/MSNBC) is out there on any cable networks, ohhhh noooooo.  Nice to see how your "fairness" only works one way.

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