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OAN, on Mid-Hudson Cable, is dropped by Verizon

Aug 01, 2022 12:30 am

Jared Gans reports for The Hill that the right-wing One America News channel, or OAN, is being dropped by Verizon Aug. 1. Verizon said that economic considerations killed the deal and that OAN did not agree to “fair terms.” OAN has also been accused to not being fair with what it calls news coverage, repeating lies about vaccines and election results. DirecTV decided not to renew its contract with the network in January, leaving only minor carriers airing OAN. One of those minor carriers is Mid-Hudson Cable, which also airs lies from another so-called news network, Newsmax. That network just renewed its deal with Verizon, ensuring it sticks around longer, while OAN may not be able to survive without any major carriers. Fox News, Newsmax, and OAN -- which all air on Mid-Hudson Cable locally -- face multi-million dollar lawsuits from Dominion Voting Systems, over the false election claims they made after the 2020 presidential election. Read more about this story at The Hill.