Dish Network Takes Away AMC Networks...And Is Adding TheBlaze TV, Glenn Beck's Network??? ARE YOU KIDDING ME???
Conservative radio host Glenn Beck has been off the television since his Fox News program ended in June, 2011. Beck has been broadcasting his radio program online on his network, The Blaze TV, but he has been off the cable networks for more than a year. According to the New York Times, Beck will announce Wednesday that he has signed a deal to bring his show to Dish Network.
The Times reports that the deal will not impact present subscribers to The Blaze TV:
TheBlaze TV, an Internet television network, will remain available via the Web for its 300,000 paying subscribers, including those not subscribing to Dish. But the distribution deal with Dish gives Mr. Beck, formerly a host on Fox News, a new way to reach viewers that may be adopted by other Internet entrepreneurs seeking a way into traditional television.
Chris Balfe, president of Back’s media company, Mercury Radio Arts, wrote in a blog post announcing the move that The Blaze TV will seek distribution in all of America’s 100 million cable or satellite households and says that they are in talks with other operators as well.
Read the full story via the New York Times