Dish adds Glenn Beck's The Blaze to its Top 250 Package

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  1. mitchflorida

    mitchflorida Thread Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    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.

    “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.
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  2. juan

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    AT250 and up (packages)
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  5. lern4483

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    I guess adding a channel is good? but what about fearnet for Gpollock?
    Sorry, not too excited about this new addition. Ho hum.
  6. fhipper

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    Glad to see this programming addition.
  7. fuzzfacefrombboard

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    I would rather LOSE a channel than gain this one.
  8. Brussam

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    Well I an glad to see this channel added.
  9. eacalhoun

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    S.E. Cupp - alone - is worth $5 a month. :D
  10. Scott Greczkowski

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    This should be an interesting channel. My uncle Andy hired Glen to work at his radio station KC-101 here in Connecticut which is where he got his start.

    I don't agree with everything Glen says but I will root for him just because of that connection. He has done well for himself.

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  11. oldengineer

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    I won't be adding this to my favorites lists. I don't pay any attention to any talking head on either side of the aisle who never bothered to do any military service in their youth.
  12. Iceberg

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    merged threads together
  13. dare2be

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    I would have preferred an actual news channel like BBC World News rather than another right-or-left slanted opinion network.
  14. gatekeeper

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    Just curious. Will the Blaze be available in HD or just SD only ?
  15. Elkview

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    I never expected this, glad its coming. Hopefully its in HD.
  16. Rolling Joe

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    I requested it in HD over on the channel request thread. We'll see if they listened to me.:)
  17. mitchflorida

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    My guess is that this channel will get much higher ratings than Current, which is on the flip-side politically. Much higher.
  18. Grandpa J

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    Think of all the general entertainment channels that Dish has lost, dropped either temporally or permanently, and the sports channels it does not carry because Dish claims there is not enough interest or they cost too much. Yet Dish subscribers are given a channel would seemed to have a smaller viewership base than general entertainment or sports channels.

    I just don't understand how they say one thing today and the opposite the next day. Scott may have a personal affinity for Mr. Beck and therefore that channel but how does Dish balance that with the lost of AMC etc. or the lack of 24 hour regional sports or something like the Big 12 college channels for the larger subscriber base.

    I am not against Dish carrying this channel or any narrower interest channel if they would stop losing broader interest channels.
  19. TheKrell

    TheKrell SatelliteGuys Guru Pub Member / Supporter

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    It's all about money. If a channel demands so much for carriage that Dish could more cheaply give all their viewers free Rokus and the pocket change to watch that channel online, why would they go for the higher-cost option?

    TheBlaze is no doubt dirt cheap. <-- My speculation!
  20. Whiteyguy

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    didnt dish just add pac 12 and btn?
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