DirecTV expels RT from its lineup, dealing a major blow to the Russia-backed outlet in the US, says CNN

From CNN:

New York (CNN Business)DirecTV is cutting ties with RT, the Russia-backed television network infamous for promoting Vladimir Putin’s agenda.

A spokesperson for the US satellite carrier told CNN on Tuesday that the company had already been reviewing whether to renew the outlet’s carriage agreement, which was due for expiration later this year, and that Russia’s unprovoked war on Ukraine sped up its decision.

“In line with our previous agreement with RT America, we are accelerating this year’s contract expiration timeline and will no longer offer their programming effective immediately,” the DirecTV spokesperson said in a statement.

DirecTV has been one of only two major television providers in the US to carry RT, so its decision, first reported by Axios, deals a major blow to the network’s reach in the country.

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