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UK Culture Secretary confirms the BBC TV license fee will be frozen at Â£159 for two years, but says the funding model will be reviewed before December 2027
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DirecTV plans to drop One America News Network after its current agreement expires, which a source says is in early April; DirecTV is OANN's largest distributor
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