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NewsNation, Verizon Contract Ends Friday

Verizon serves several million customers along the east coast. Nexstar owns almost 200 local stations across the U.S.

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NewsNation is in danger of losing potentially millions of viewers by the end of the week.

Justin Baragona reported Wednesday in the Daily Beast that Verizon and Nexstar, which owns NewsNation, are still in talks about renewing a contract that is currently scheduled to end on Friday.

“Our contract with Nexstar ends on October 14, 2022 and your Fios TV package contains Nexstar channels,” Verizon said in a statement. “We are working hard to negotiate with them to reach a new agreement. However, Nexstar has proposed charging over 64% more for its programming. Verizon remains committed to making these channels available to our customers, but simply cannot agree to such unreasonable increases.”

According to Baragona, Verizon serves several million customers along the east coast. Nexstar owns almost 200 local stations across the U.S. In a statement from Nexstar spokesperson Gary Weitman, the company wants to act fairly in negotiations with Verizon.

“We have a long track record of negotiating fairly and avoiding service interruptions in our markets and we hope to reach agreement with Verizon FiOS. We don’t want the viewers in our local markets to miss any of this weekend’s college or NFL football games, or any of the other valuable programming we provide.” A Verizon spokesperson countered, saying Nexstar wants to charge too much.

“For nearly two decades, broadcasters like Nexstar have been charging cable and satellite providers—and their customers—unreasonably high fees to access local stations. Broadcasters often remove their channels from consumers until TV providers agree to pay more—even though the same channels are available for free over the air.”

NewsNation is the new TV home for former CNN host Chris Cuomo, who launched a new primetime show earlier this month.

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3 Comments

  1. Dawn D Novotny

    October 14, 2022 at 3:46 pm

    Please save Newsnation. It’s the best and most trusted news.

  2. Don Dennison

    October 14, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    We want to keep NewsNation‼️

  3. Jim Anthony

    October 15, 2022 at 1:16 am

    Please save NewsNation. There growing primtime lineup is terriffic

    800-922-0204 number posted on Newsnation bar to call Verizon FIOS is a bogus number that doesn’t lead to easily express keeping NewsNation unless you have plenty of patience.

    Verizon 800-922-0204 ask to enter land phone number, then to enter cell number. Pressing options lead to inquiring about channel lineup. Then to call back during business hours or i could leave a text message.

    I left text message about importance of NEWSNATION and Verizon to work out a deal etc. I no longer like FOX and Verizon recently dropped One America News (OAN). I’m reaching point of dropping Verizon and just stream my news channel needs.

    Thank you
    Jim
    [email protected]

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ABC News Executive Editor Stacia Deshishku to Depart

She becomes the latest leader to leave the company after a restructuring from The Walt Disney Company earlier this year.

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ABC News has announced Executive Editor Stacia Deshishku will exit the network on Friday, June 28th.

She becomes the latest leader to leave the company after a restructuring from The Walt Disney Company earlier this year. Former ABC News President Kim Godwin left the network in May after an investigation into her practices was set to commence.

Deshishku worked closely with producers of World News Tonight, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Nightline, Good Morning America, and The View, among others of the network’s programs.

Before joining ABC, Deshishku worked as CNN’s director of coverage. She led the network’s White House unit and also oversaw breaking news coverage during her tenure at the cable news network.

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MSNBC, Newsmax, NewsNation to Simulcast CNN Debate, Report Claims

None of the networks have publicly announced their intention to partner with CNN.

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As CNN makes preparations to host the first presidential debate next week, it has added several partners to simulcast the event. A new report suggests MSNBC, Newsmax, and NewsNation will join an already growing field of partners.

A report from the Los Angeles Times claims that the CNN debate will be added by MSNBC/NBC News, Newsmax, NewsNation, Scripps News, and Telemundo.

When asked by Barrett News Media if the network was partnering with CNN to broadcast the debate, Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy simply stated “True.”

Those networks would join ABC News — who will host the second presidential debate in September, Fox News, and PBS as simulcast partners. In addition to airing on Fox News, the network will also broadcast the 90-minute event on the Fox Business Network, network FOX, the FOX Nation streaming app, and will provide the debate to its Fox News Radio affiliates.

While the report from the LA Times says that the bevy of networks will also simulcast the event, none of the networks outside of Newsmax have publicly announced their intention to partner with CNN. Barrett News Media has asked each network for comment.

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Fox News to Simulcast CNN Presidential Debate

Fox News Radio will provide a simulcast of Fox News Channel for its post-debate coverage. Jared Halpern and Jessica Rosenthal will anchor coverage on the radio network.

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Fox News has become the latest network to join CNN as a simulcast partner for the upcoming presidential debate.

On Thursday, June 27th, Fox News will join ABC News and PBS as networks simulcasting the 90-minute event produced by CNN.

In its pre-debate coverage, an early edition of Jesse Watters Primetime at 7 PM ET will be followed by a special anchored by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, alongside Dana Perino and Watters. Sean Hannity will be live on location at CNN’s Atlanta studios.

Meanwhile, senior White House correspondent Peter Doocy will provide coverage from the White House while Chad Pergram will discuss how the Commission on Presidential Debates was side-stepped by the Biden and Trump campaigns.

Shannon Bream will anchor coverage on the FOX network between 9-11 PM ET as the debate is aired.

After the debate, Hannity will host a one-hour program before Fox News @ Night with Trace Gallagher takes over coverage on the cable network.

Additionally, Fox News Radio will provide a simulcast of Fox News Channel broadcasting the CNN debate for its radio affiliates. Jared Halpern and Jessica Rosenthal will anchor post-debate coverage on the radio network.

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