Pay-TV satellite service DirecTV will drop One America News Network, known as OAN, when the right-wing channel’s current distribution deal expires, likely a critical hit to OAN’s viewership and finances .
About 90% of the right-wing network’s revenue came from a contract with AT&T TV platforms including DirecTV and U-verse, Reuters reported in October 2021, citing accountant sworn testimony from OAN in 2020. DirecTV is the network’s largest distributor, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Netflix raises prices again on its plans
Popular streaming service Netflix has revealed that it will raise prices for plans in the US and Canada, with the basic plan dropping to $9.99.
The popular Standard plan, which supports high-definition content and allows users to watch separately on two screens, drops to $15.49.
The Premium plan, which offers Ultra HD and supports up to four screens simultaneously, will drop to $19.99 per month.
Betty White’s final message to fans hits theaters
Beloved star Betty White shot a video message on Dec. 20 to thank fans ahead of what would have been her 100th birthday.
The jovial short message, taken from his home in Brentwood, Calif., turned out to be his last public words to his worldwide legion of fans.
The video message was added to a tribute to the revamped film which is still scheduled for a one-night screening in theaters.
The documentary is now called “Betty White: A Celebration” and has expanded to 1,500 theaters nationwide.
Memorial service held for Bob Saget
Five days after comedian and actor Bob Saget died, friends and family gathered for a private memorial service in Los Angeles to pay their last respects to the ‘Full House’ star, according to reports.
The “Full House” stars attended the service, along with John Mayer, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and Jimmy Kimmel.
A coalition of doctors and science educators has called on Spotify to take action against “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast for promoting false information.
More than 260 doctors, nurses, scientists, healthcare professionals and academics have signed an open letter to Spotify, calling on the streaming platform to implement a misinformation policy.
“The Joe Rogan Experience” was the most-streamed podcast on Spotify in 2021, according to the company.