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Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 6:46 AM

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DirecTV cancelling Newsmax

I am a 12 year subscriber to DirecTV & have had AT&T cell service for 15 years. I am EXTREMELY disappointed that DirecTV is cancelling Newsmax—the last (Edited per community guidelines) news channel. If this is not resolved with Newsmax being restored I will be cancelling my subscriptions.

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1 year ago

As an almost 3 decade subscriber to directv and att, I will be seperating my services with both. The daily ritual of morning coffee and news I want to watch has been taken away by this woke culture. As of today I will be taking it upon myself for different cell service and “ cutting the cord” for my family. Good riddance. 🤘🏻

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Contract negotiations plain and simple. If DirecTV doesn't capitulate to what Newsmax (or any affiliate owner who enters into carrier agreement negotiations) wants them to pay, the contract won't be renewed. Period.

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These aren't the DirecTV forums.

You didn't know you can watch for free via their website.

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1 year ago

Are you planning on bringing back Newsmax?  If not, a customer of over 25 years will cancel. 

Thank you, 

Brenda G.

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Wrong forum 

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U-Verse wasn't around 25 years ago.

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I have been an ATT customer for over 18 years and I’m appalled at the collusion involved in silencing (Edited per community guidelines) voices by ATT. 
I, as well as family and friends will look for other providers if ATT goes through with this despicable game playing. 
As it’s been said many times before “follow the money trail” 

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1 year ago

Why did you cancel it.  I worked 41 years for AT&T and thought they would not be afraid and go woke.  Why did you cancel NewsMax?  Do we all need to find a new provider that carries this channel?

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Moving to UVERSETV forum si ce this has nothing to do with internet.

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I was an AT&T employee 41 years and had family employed there also.  I can not believe you would remove NewsMax.  I thought AT&T had more morals and values but I was wrong.  I guess we will all have to find another carrier.

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1 year ago

Direct TV and ATT has partnered with the government to censor OAN and now NEWSMAX. I can no longer do any business at all with ATT or DIrect TV. please call me to arrange disconnect and transfer of services.. thank you Charley [EDITED per Community Guidelines- removed personal information]

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1 year ago

Who gives you the authority to close a Thread? Do you work for AT&T?  I commented about Newsmax being cancelled and you closed the thread saying Directv is a separate company.  At&T still owns a share of DirectV & also HBO & maybe CNN? is that not correct? I (and many others) will also be cancelling HBO if this is not resolved with Newsmax being restored!!

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If the posts become too political, which are not allowed here, then we can close the posts.

I believe that AT&T owns about 30% of DirecTV, so there is a whole different Board from AT&T who makes the business decisions. And this is nothing more than a business decision. Newsmax is asking more to carry their station that DirecTV is willing to pay. If they can't come to an agreement, then Newsmax will either pull their feed to try and force DirecTV to meet their demands or AT&T will just not renew the agreement. This happens to all providers when it comes time to renew agreements with the affiliate owners.

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Not sure who closed your thread but no, ATT no longer owns HBO or CNN. They are part of Warner Media which ATT got rid of. You won’t be punishing ATT or Directv by cancelling HBO. Your thread was closed I presume because this is the wrong forum. There is a Directv forum, if you wish to comment on Newsmax, you should post there, though I wouldn’t bother. There are so many Newsmax posts that many of them are being closed. Anyway, the Directv forums are at:

https://forums.direct.com

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I believe Ottopylot knows more than you, see above.  ATT still owns 30% of DirectV.  How much are MSNBC and CNBC paying DirectV to carry their channels?  We are only asking for EQUITY!!!!

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@LizF. Why aren't you posting in the DirecTV forum?

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@LizF  Your comment to @skeeterintexas or @sandblaster , whichever one, is not even close to being accurate.

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1 year ago

Please be advised I will be seeking a new wireless provider due to your ownership stake in Direct TV for its deplatforming of NEWSMAX television unless the decision is reversed.

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You are only communicating with other customers here, not ATT. If you want to leave, leave. No one cares what your reason is. Your threat means nothing here.

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....and I'm going to ADD a couple of lines to my wireless account as a big "Thank You".  😝😝😝

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@Hanskueck  It's a business decision based on what Newsmax wants DirecTV to continue paying them to carry their station. If the cost is unreasonable, DirecTV will opt not to renew. Happens all of the time to all providers when carriage agreements are due. Nothing nefarious. Business 101. If you don't like it, leave. No one is stopping you.

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Exactly. That's why I'll leave. Thanks for your inciteful comment.

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@OttoPylot Apparently, Directv has not paid Newsmax anything to carry them. Now Newsmax wants them to. It would appear Directv considers any cost unreasonable but who knows. Like you said, it’s a business decision. My understanding is they are still negotiating but we don’t know if it was Directv that pulled the channel or if it was Newsmax. Historically Directv is willing to continue carrying a channel while they negotiate. It’s usually the channel that pulls their feed, not Directv.

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1 year ago

Do not drop Newsmax off of  your news lineup! You will loose a lot of customers that way. I listen to Newsmax all of the time. That is so biased for your company, I have been with you for a long long time with internet and with wireless phones. I have dropped Disney+ for their views on raising children and family values. Don't go woke or you will go broke!

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Wah.

It's free via their website, snowflake.

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Do NOT drop Newsmax! You dropped them. You did NOT do it as a typical business/money decision. Your company is Not allowing FREE SPEECH and Freedom of the Press. You are UNAMERICAN and deserve a huge boycott against ATT to let you feel the consequences. I will communicate to as many people, friends and family as possible to tell them to DROP ATT & DIRECT TV.

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You can continue watching Newsmax for free by downloading the app via your device's app store or online at www.newsmaxtv.com.

Please visit tvpromise.com for more information.

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NewsMax is still free to report as they wish.

Therefore, their freedom is NOT being suppressed, snowflake.

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I wrote the following over a year ago…but ran across these words again and felt the need to share once more…as the idjits and trolls have been relentlessly attacking me and anyone else who is fighting to bring awareness to the real truth…instead of the asinine manipulative inversions these narcopaths RELENTLESSLY keep spewing!

So here it is:

Our freedoms have been...and will continue to be...taken away if we continue to stand idly by.

In case you didn’t know....

There are six companies that control well over 90% of all the media in America.

Nearly everything you’ve been fed since 2000 has pretty much come from (and these companies are not in any particular order): CBS, Time Warner, GE, News-Corp, and...in my mind the most influential of all——Disney.

***To provide a bit of perspective here... 50 companies owned 90% of the media in 1983.***

That having been said....

I encourage everyone reading these words to do their own research...if you haven’t already been doing so.

I cannot stress enough that there is a hidden agenda being played out right in front of everyone’s eyes...one so sinister that if you haven’t already been doing your own digging...well...let’s just say please be prepared for a wild ride!

These manipulative inversions are pathetic at best...and being exposed faster than these asshats can continue to cover them!

The rabbit hole runs deep, my friends.....

Just know that it’s important to always remain positive and faithful...and trust that “good” always triumphs in the end!

Stay Strong

Oh….

For the “woke” nincompoops on here stating to go get the app… You are part of the sinister problem…and obviously missing the point as to why this is part of a much larger evil agenda.

PS….

I will be switching to Verizon soon!

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1 year ago

Why did AT&T drop OAN and Newsmax? And don't feed me the line about I can use their apps. I already know that. Also, don't tell me that viewership was too low. One of the few reasons I have cable tv is because I wanted to get OAN and Newsmax. Now AT&T has dropped both in an effort to sensor (Edited per community guidelines) opinion. I will be dropping AT&T Direct TV in the near future. I will also be contacting my congresswoman and senators.

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It's a business decision mostly based on what to do best for their shareholders. Mergers and acquisitions are happening again so bottom lines are being carefully looked at and evaluated as to what is best for the business model.

There are a couple of other providers who offer OAN and Newsmax so I would look into them. Of course, that doesn't guarantee that the same sort of thing won't happen to them once carriage agreements and new contracts are due.

Contact your local politicians all you want but given how dysfunctional the lot of them are recently, don't expect much.

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@gpburnette   Your commentary might be better served in the DirecTV forum

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This is the wrong forum. Closing this thread. As noted above, post in Directv forum.

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