Verizon Fios will discontinue One America News Network, the service announced on Thursday. This means that the network will only be available through one cable provider.
“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 Fios sent a statement to the following:
OANN will be unavailable on only one cable network, Alaska-based GCI at the end of July. Vidgo and KlowdTV are the only streaming platforms that OANN is available on, once the Verizon agreement has been finalized. OANN website.
“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,”The statement went on.
“Our company has long advocated for providing customers with the ability to choose what content they want to watch, and our Fios TV platform offers a wide and diverse choice of programming options, including a la carte options, that strive to meet our millions of customers’ various content needs and preferences,”The statement was closed.
Verizon Fios’ announcement to drop the network comes months after DirecTV also made the decision to cut the far right channel in Jan. 2022, saying in a statement that, “following a routine internal review, we do not plan to enter into a new contract when our current agreement expires.”
OANN did no immediate comment.
Herring Networks, Inc. owns OANN, and is well-known for its conspiracy theories about COVID-19, as well as the 2020 election, in its news coverage to a conservative audience.