FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 26, 2023
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Statement of NRB President & CEO on DirecTV Newsmax Cancellation
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NRB)—Troy A. Miller, President & CEO of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) association, has issued the following statement in response to the removal of Newsmax from the DirecTV satellite platform:
“NRB was disappointed to learn of the cancellation of NRB member Newsmax from DirecTV’s satellite platform. While DirecTV has maintained that the reasons for the cancellation were financial, not ideological, the question of why low-rated, left-leaning networks like MSNBC and CNN receive retransmission fees and remain on the platform needs to be answered. Newsmax is the second cancellation of a high-profile, conservative, faith-friendly news network after OAN’s cancellation last year. DirecTV serves a sizeable subscriber base that skews conservative and religious. This viewership deserves access to diverse programming, including options aligned with their points of view. This move will only accelerate DirecTV’s subscriber erosion, which obviously fails to serve DirecTV’s business interests.”
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