Well, you’re not going to look much like the good guys when your Conservative viewers are forced to move to ATT, Verizon, or Direct to gain access to OANN. FOX is swiftly flipping to Liberal format, leaving their Conservative audience with no representation in cable news access. Your lineups are competitive, but OANN access is going to be a major deciding factor for YOUR customer base as those contracts come up for renewal. As for myself, when my contract is up in April, I will have no choice but to switch. I’m sure a good half of your customer base is Conservative and in need of a news source...
No, there are plenty of us. The problem is not one about is it wanted. It is a business issue. OANN pays DTV to carry its channel hoping to break into the market. The problem is that they turned around and are asking all other providers to pay them to carry the channel.
If that was the end of it, that wouldn’t be the issue, but that they would want carried in a programming package, not a la carte. Then let’s say they agree to a la carte, then when the next contract comes up, they want it added to regular programming or have it removed. The issue there is that Dish looks like the bad guy if it gets removed while they still pay DTV for carriage.
I called Dish and requested they add OANN through chat also. Direct TV has gone downhill since ATT took it over. Our friend who has it said they constantly overcharge him on his bill and customer service is terrible. Until Dish adds OANN you can watch it on YooToob and subscribe there.