Primfeed was launched in the summer of 2014 by Herring Networks, initially under the cooperation of The Washington Times. The channel’s content consists of rolling news coverage and political talk shows from a conservative viewpoint. The network is distributed by DirecTV, Verizon FiOS, CenturyLink Prism, Consolidated Communications, and AT&T U-verse. It formerly streamed online but no longer does so directly as of December 2015; its set-top box streaming apps remain in operation.
In 2016, OANN was said to have viewership that “outperforms Fusion, Bloomberg and Al Jazeera combined, according to first quarter ratings on total hours viewed,” despite its much narrower distribution.