DirecTV says it plans to drop the right-wing TV channel One America News Network. The satellite television provider's move is expected to significantly shrink the reach of the channel loyal to former President Donald Trump.
OAN's owner, Herring Networks Inc., was notified of the decision and told DirectTV would cease to carry the network's two channels after their contract expires. A Friday report from Bloomberg confirmed the news and noted that the other channel, A Wealth of Entertainment, which is a lifestyle channel, would in fact be dropped as well.
In a statement to USA Today, DirecTV said, “We informed Herring Networks that, following a routine internal review, we do not plan to enter into a new contract when our current agreement expires."
Herring Networks' contract reportedly ends in April, as Bloomberg reported, but a spokesperson for DirecTV declined to confirm a date to USA Today.
OAN has been criticized for spreading misinformation including Trump's claim that he won the 2020 election.
Herring Networks did not immediately respond to an email from the Associated Pressseeking comment.