Newsmax Back On DirecTV

Early Spin Is DirecTV Couldn't Handle Censorship Claims

  • Newsmax will return to the traditional satellite TV platform as well as U-verse and the digital DirecTV Stream service.
  • Other terms of the distribution deal were not disclosed.
  • DirecTV executives had bristled over Newsmax’s censorship claims, noting the previous agreement expired in January, and DirecTV lacked legal authorization to continue to broadcast the channel.
  • Executives felt they were being unfairly besmirched for trying to hold a line on costs for DirecTV’s 13 million consumers . at a time when traditional pay-TV distributors are struggling to retain customers in the streaming era.