Building your own platform with the help of the corpocracy is building on a foundation less stable than sand.
AT&T’s DirecTV will drop One America News (OAN) in a move that raises questions about OAN’s future.
Court findings in October revealed that 90% of OAN’s revenue comes from a contract with AT&T-owned television platforms, including DirecTV. So AT&T, CNN’s parent company, has funded OAN, a pro-Trump news network, almost entirely alone.
Since the findings, activist groups have pressured AT&T to drop OAN and essentially sink the network’s business model. As we predicted it would at the time, AT&T has willingly succumbed to that pressure.
“We informed Herring Network, [OAN’s owner], that following a routine internal review, we do not plan to enter into a new contract when our current agreement expires,” a DirecTV spokesperson said Friday.
Because no other major U.S. cable provider carries OAN, the network’s future as a linear channel is uncertain. As a result, OAN may now have to survive as a direct-to-consumer service.
While OAN could find a strong enough niche audience to last digitally, the network’s lawyers are not confident it will. In a 2020 court proceeding, an OAN lawyer claimed that “if Herring Networks, for instance, was to lose or not be renewed on DirecTV, the company would go out of business tomorrow.”
If you have a single point of failure, that’s precisely the point that will be targeted by SJWs. You cannot afford to be reliant upon corporations, because corporations have neither principles nor souls. They will not hesitate to betray you and your organization if they see that betrayal as being in their interest.