Fox News now has competition for right-wing cable news viewership.
Herring Networks, the San Diego, Calif.-based media company that owns the conservative-leaning Washington Times, announced that its One America News Network has reached an agreement to run on AT&T U-verse (NYSE: T).
The deal, which will give the cable news network access to an additional 5 million subscribers, will put One America in standard definition on channel 208 of the U-verse programming guide, and on channel 1208 in high definition.
Launching on July 4, 2013, One America News Network has already secured coverage agreements with Verizon FiOS TV (NYSE: VZ), as well as a number of small regional pay TV carriers. The channel recently delivered extensive coverage of the Conservative Political Action Conference.
"We're thrilled to give U-verse TV customers more choices by adding One America News Network to our channel lineup," said Ryan Smith, VP of content acquisition for AT&T. "The network is devoted to providing an independent and dependable source for news reporting around the clock, along with commentary, programming and documentaries."
Added One America News Network CEO Robert Herring, Sr.: "We're grateful for the broad distribution and the channel placement within the cable news neighborhood net to other leading cable news networks. U-verse TV customers will be able to easily find our news channel, and we're confident that our programming lineup of national and international news, interactive talk shows and current affairs programs will resonate will with U-verse TV customers."
Herring Networks has already launched several other independent high-definition pay TV channels, including Wealth of Entertainment.
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