Hargray claims this was a “business decision”
FACT: Hargray is keeping 11 liberal news channels but dropping Newsmax
Hargray says Newsmax is too costly
FACT: Hargray pays more than 80 other channels that have lower ratings than Newsmax more money
Newsmax was seeking about $1 per subscriber per year. Meanwhile, Hargray pays CNN over $12 a year per subscriber – even though Newsmax’s ratings are almost equal!
Hargray claims Newsmax negotiated in bad faith
FACT: Hargray dropped Newsmax as negotiations with their agent, the NCTC, were on-going.
Newsmax negotiated in good faith and actually came to a fair agreement with the NCTC. But now Hargray won’t sign it!
Hargray claims Newsmax is “free” — why should they pay?
FACT: They knew it’s only temporarily free, and they will never be charged at any time the service is free.