B

New Member

 • 

1 Message

Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 4:30 AM

Closed

Newsmax censorship

Why is direct TV dropping newsmax on of the few conservative news stations. This is a clear attempt to further a liberal agenda.

Accepted Solution

ACE - Expert

 • 

20.2K Messages

1 year ago

Two sides negotiating didn't reach an agreement by the deadline. As a result, channel owner pulls feed which is normal even as negotiations traditionally continue. They are in disagreement about cost options (as most channel negotiations that go this far are).

That is not an attempt to further a liberal agenda, clear or otherwise.

Accepted Solution

ACE - Expert

 • 

20.2K Messages

1 year ago

DirecTV doesn't want to pay what Newsmax is requesting. Nothing requires either side to cave to the other. Negotiations are continuing, so could be back by midnight or later this week (hopefully doesn't turn into one of those very long situations), but time will tell.

If it was political or similar, then negotiations wouldn't have been expected to happen in the first place and they would have said quite some time ago that it would be bye bye when agreement ended.

Not staying in business with a channel is not censorship. Just like you can vote with your dollars, well companies can do the same.

ACE - Expert

 • 

19.4K Messages

1 year ago

Appears that DTV and Newsmax didn't reach an agreement by the contract deadline so Newsmax removed their feed to DTV.  Most contracts expire at midnight.

New Member

 • 

7 Messages

1 year ago

100% political.    DirectTV pays far higher fees to a bunch of liberal channels with much lower ratings.  lol  It's likely a case of a couple suits in the corner office making a decision based on their own political leanings or maybe the FBI or Biden told them to... 

New Member

 • 

3 Messages

1 year ago

It's nothing but liberal politics and yes we will vote with our dollars and spend it elsewhere. Go bye leftist censorship 

New Member

 • 

3 Messages

1 year ago

This is political! When direct tv pays liberal news channels (with many less average viewers) more money than Newsmax, then it is political! It is their right, but anyone can see that this is deplatforming or you just don't want to see it!

New Member

 • 

13 Messages

1 year ago

Since it is very hard to figure out where to make directv  aware of disgruntled customers I am posting here. I will follow with a phone call. Directv pays cable license fees to all top 75 cable channels and to all 22 liberal news channels. These channels are paid hefty license fees significantly more than newsmax is seeking, despite lower ratings than newsmax. This is blatant act of political discrimination and censorship against newsmax. 

Directv falsely claimed that newsmax is asking for a fee but still wants to keep a free stream platform. This is false, no operator pays a fee while newsmax streams free and directv was fully aware the free stream will end this year.

New Member

 • 

7 Messages

1 year ago

@Daniel_Gordon  I got offered $30 on chat, then got a call from the guy on chat who asked me to delete my pages as he needed to "refresh his system" who then transferred to retention... and she offered $10.  I told her about the $30 and she said she couldn't do that.  Kinda cold.  Now I know why the first guy wanted me to delete my chat windows.  I went ahead with the cancellation.  

New Member

 • 

3 Messages

1 year ago

Great job, tell them to shove their leftist group up their you know what! Let them know you don't support their censorship or their lies about "failed negotiations"

(edited)

New Member

 • 

2 Messages

1 year ago

Just switched to DIRECT TV, had I known you they were taking off NEWSMAX I would have never done it....I am switching back 

FORGET DIRECT TV and ATT!

New Member

 • 

2 Messages

1 year ago

Just switched to DIRECT TV, had I known they were dumping NEWSMAX I would have never switched and I am going to switch back!

New Member

 • 

4 Messages

1 year ago

I love how this is being spun as DirecTV being leftist. 

Leftists don't even pay for DirecTV,  we watch TikTok and Netflix. Newsmax is blatant fake news. "Real news" is still propaganda feeding lies liberals want to hear. Leftists don't watch the news, we watch tiktoks because that's where the real news is. CNN, Fox News, Newsmax, OANN; they're all controlled by the elite ruling class and they just want you to whine for nothing instead of actually doing something about the state of the United States. Maybe stop watching the news and enjoy life instead.

(edited)

New Member

 • 

3 Messages

1 year ago

Newsmax is streaming free via Newsmaxtv, YouTube, roku, and many free platforms. DirecTV wouldn't agree to pay for a channel that is free.

FYI, Newsmax went off the air of both DirecTV and Dish Network in 2016 regarding the same pricing negotiations... Only to resign to both in 2017. It would be great to see Newsmax and DirecTV continue a relationship in less than a year.

(edited)

New Member

 • 

138 Messages

1 year ago

DirectTV is absolutely leftist.   Read the OAN complaint filed in California Supreme Court against DIRECTV.  They replaced OAN with woke television channels focused on dividing and labeling America. 

it all started with Media Matters and extreme left members of congress.     Does not help with Board Chair is a part of the left authoritarian regime.

We all predicted Newsmax would be canceled a year ago which is why many of us boycotted DIRECTV after OAN was cancelled.  Note the same company gives CNN a better deal than everyone else…. Chalking up NewsMAX to ‘failed negotiations’ is a big lie. 

(edited)


NEED HELP?

New to the Community? Visit the Community How-To and Guidelines to get started.