One America News loses Verizon TV deal, begs for access to Comcast or Charter

Enlarge / Screenshot from One America News Network’s press kit. (credit: One America News Network)

One America News Network is about to lose its last major TV distributor. After being removed from DirecTV in early April, the right-wing network was still aired on Verizon Fios. But with a channel-carriage contract expiring at the end of July, Verizon confirmed that the sides won’t reach a deal.

“Our negotiation with OAN has been a typical, business-as-usual carriage negotiation like those that routinely happen between content distributors and content providers. These negotiations were focused on economics, as they always are, but OAN failed to agree to fair terms,” Verizon said in a statement provided to Ars last night. “Since we were unable to reach an agreement, effective July 31, 2022, we will no longer have the rights to provide our customers with this programming, and it will be removed from the Fios TV lineup.”

Verizon also confirmed the July 31 removal in an update posted to its website, which notes that “sometimes broadcasters and cable networks demand unacceptable price increases” that can increase customers’ monthly TV bills. We contacted OAN about its removal from Verizon last night and will update this article if we get a response.

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