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DirecTV dumps Newsmax instead of paying new fee, drawing Republican outrage

5 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

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Newsmax is no longer on DirecTV, as the satellite video provider today said it decided not to renew an expiring deal because of Newsmax's money demands.
"On multiple occasions, we made it clear to Newsmax that we wanted to continue to offer the network, but ultimately Newsmax's demands for rate increases would have led to significantly higher costs that we would have to pass on to our broad customer base," DirecTV said in a statement provided to Ars.
The carriage deal expired at midnight last night. The "rate increase" demanded by Newsmax was actually from a base of $0 because...
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