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Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 12:48 AM

Newsmax

I have been a subscriber since 2013.  First you dropped OAN, but I stayed now I here you are planning on dropping Newsmax.  If that happens I will drop DirectTV and find another TV service to subscribe to 

detuch254

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3.4K Messages

13 days ago

This is just a public forum of other customers. Whatever agreement settled between DIRECTV and NewsMax is beyond our knowledge as customers. All we can do is wait until tomorrow.

If it is indeed dropped, you can cancel by calling in (number in my greeting below) and saying ‘cancel’ to the robot. All leased equipment gets returned to a participating FedEx or UPS location with your account number. Be sure to keep the receipt given to you by the clerk so you can avoid the possibility of an equipment non return fee (ERF) as you now have proof of return.

Additionally, if you are somehow still locked into a contract, DIRECTV will charge you $20 for every month left. This is known as the early termination fee (ETF). These are restarted when you add/upgrade to new equipment or move services to another address. If you haven’t done this within the last 2 years, you should be good to cancel without the fee. 

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condew2

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15 Messages

13 days ago

Same here.  I don't know how long I've paid for Directv, but after One America was dropped, I contemplated dropping Directv.  If Newsmax is also dropped, I will be gone.  Mom loved RFD-TV, but she's dead now, and I haven't been happy with Directv's endless repetition of movies I've seen.  Getting Newsmax and Foxnews keeps me interested, but I could buy a lot of DVDs of old movies for what I pay Directv every month.

Juniper

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17.7K Messages

13 days ago

@Johnbgrindle 

DirecTV didn't want to continue carrying OANN, so did not negotiate a new agreement and just let the last one expire.

With Newsmax, they are negotiating. Newsmax could pull the feed if agreement not reached by the deadline and withhold it until a new agreement is reached. We will just have to see what happens.

So those are two different situations.

Tutor

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3 Messages

13 days ago

I will not be waiting. If Newsmax is removed for even one day, I will find a new provider. Maybe we should be asking why only conservative channels are being removed. They already removed OAN! Enough with the censorship!

Juniper

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13 days ago

@custunhappy 

This is not censorship. They are negotiating the new carriage agreement. If the channel is off (hours, a day or two..) that is Newsmax's decision as it is their broadcast rights.

As mentioned, this is not the same situation as OANN. That one DirecTV no longer wanted to carry, so didn't negotiate in the first place. With Newsmax, they are trying to hash out the new agreement. This time the issue is DirecTV doesn't want to pay what Newsmax is wanting going forward. Remember any added costs go to us customers, and I would prefer my bill not go up that much further.

You will not find any provider that guarantees any channel forever. They all go through negotiations. But if you cannot live without a channel for even a day, then do what you must.

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OttoPylot

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83 Messages

13 days ago

Both OAN and Newsmax were, and are losing money (advertisers). This is business pure and simple. DirecTV has investors to answer to and if they feel that what Newsmax is asking for is not a good ROI, they will not renew. Period.

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2 Messages

13 days ago

Having been a Directv subscriber for the last 23 years, I would like to know who do I contact in regards to Directv not asking if I want to continue to recieve NewsMax . Outright censorship - 1939 Eastern Europe comes to mind. This could be a great opportunity for DishNetwork, what with a massive ad campaign promoting they offer NewsMax

New Member

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2 Messages

13 days ago

Funny how only conservative channels are being cancelled.  Name one liberal news channel that has been dropped.  I don’t believe DT has any plans on keeping Newsmax.

Tutor

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3 Messages

13 days ago

Check out Fubo TV.  All the channels I  currently have on Direct TV including Newsmax and it's cheaper.

Contributor

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8 Messages

13 days ago

Directv is paying more for the other news sites that have way less viewers than Newsmax. You know those sites that only tell you what they want you to know.

Teacher

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19 Messages

12 days ago

OttoPylot, please provide your source(s) for OANN and NEWSMAX losing advertisers.

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2 Messages

12 days ago

Yeah I made that call and was told they would credit my account $10 also. I said this should be $10 every month. And when I mentioned about total censorship and equated it to Eastern Europe 1939, she said "What happened then?"  OMG. The woke culture is winning the battle in that the younger generations have been spoon fed their idealogical tyrannical view of history. Atleast for now I am watching NEwsMax on my streaming devices. The problem is the majority of Americans are getting their news via the fake media.


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