Beck’s Back: TheBlazeTV Celebrates One-Year Anniversary With DISH Network Launch

TheBlazeTV Celebrates One Year Anniversary With DISH Network Launch

by Tiffany GabbayTiffany Gabbay

Continuing on an upward trajectory, Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of TheBlazeTV– formerly GBTV — with a significant expansion into the world of satellite television. Partnering with DISH Network, Glenn Beck’s online 24-hour news, information and entertainment network will now be available on television exclusively on DISH, joining a host of channels including MSNBC, BBC America, CNN, Current, Comedy Central and FOX News.

After launching exactly one year ago, TheBlazeTV rapidly grew into one of the world’s most subscribed-to online streaming networks. TheBlazeTV will be available to DISH viewers on channel 212 as part of DISH’s America’s Top 250 package or a la carte for $5 a month. The channel launches on Wednesday, September 12, at 5 p.m. EDT.

TheBlaze and its host of established and emerging talent including Andrew Wilkow, S.E. Cupp, Buck Sexton and Will Cain, will offer its programming as a free preview for all DISH customers through Sept. 26.

Of course, TheBlazeTV will continue to be available online at TheBlaze.com, where on-demand programs can be accessed with the click of a mouse-pad.

“After being phenomenally successful with his online streaming network, we’re pleased to host Glenn Beck’s return to broadcast TV, especially during this exciting and important political season,” said DISH CEO and President Joseph Clayton in an official press release. “With Glenn’s return, DISH is truly the one stop for news, opinion and perspective across the full political spectrum.”

Excited for the future, Beck added, “TheBlaze has helped revolutionize television over the Internet and now we are excited to bring the revolution back to traditional television.”

“TheBlaze will be home to news, information and entertainment programming with the facts and stories people care about most and we look forward to kicking things off with DISH.”

Christopher Balfe, CEO of TheBlaze also weighed in, stating that the goal of the company was to “deliver TV over the Internet, not Internet TV.”

“Twelve months later, we’ve succeeded beyond our wildest imagination with content that built one of the world’s largest subscription streaming networks,” he added.

The line-up of programs will continue to grow, as well as feature all of the familiar faces people from around the world have come to know — from The Glenn Beck Program to Liberty TreeHouse, Real News From TheBlaze, to a brand new program hosted by Andrew Wilkow.

What’s more, TheBlaze.com concluded August with its best month ever, hosting over 9 million unique visitors and is led by a formidable team of media veterans including: President and CCO Joel Cheatwood, formerly a Senior Vice President at FoxNews and CNN, President and Chief Revenue Officer Kraig Kitchin who co-founded Premiere Radio Networks, and Betsy Morgan, President & Chief Strategy Officer who formerly served as CEO of The Huffington Post and as a Senior Vice President at CBS News.

TheBlazeTV can now be found on DISH channel 212

Glenn discusses the future of TheBlaze

Well, anyone who hoped they’d seen the last of Glenn Beck on cable television had a very disappointing day. Glenn announced on radio that TheBlaze will debut on DISH today beginning at 5pm eastern time. (TheBlaze TV is still available online via subscription featuring on demand access.) Check out Glenn’s comments and plans for the future HERE.

Media reacts to Beck’s TheBlaze DISH announcement: Favorable? Find out HERE.

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5 Responses to Beck’s Back: TheBlazeTV Celebrates One-Year Anniversary With DISH Network Launch

  1. James says:

    I don’t really agree with many of Beck’s views, but he IS entertaining, to be sure. I think this is a great business move for Dish, and look forward to seeing what other “Internet-to-TV” trends emerge as a result. I work crazy hours for Dish, and won’t always be home to catch Beck ranting, but the new Hopper DVR has over 2,000 hours of recording space available, so I’ll have it all catalogued for later viewing. Plus, with all that recording space, I’ll be able to temper my Glenn Beck with endless hours of recorded football!

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