Cablevision announced today that Glenn Beck‘s news, opinion and entertainment network TheBlaze will be added to Optimum TV’s line-up in late May. TheBlaze is the exclusive provider of The Glenn Beck Program. The network also offers original news and opinion shows such as Real News, Wilkow! and For The Record, late-night comedies The Wonderful World Of Stu and B.S. Of A., family-friendly Liberty Treehouse as well as documentaries and original specials. TheBlaze first launched online on September 12, 2011 as GBTV and became a television network the following year. TheBlaze will be available to Optimum’s residential customers with the Optimum Preferred, Silver and Gold Packages and to commercial customers with Optimum Business or Optimum Entertainment.
Glenn Beck and Vince Vaughn are going into the reality TV business together. The former Fox News host and the actor-producer will be executive producers of Pursuit Of The Truth, a competition series for Beck’s online network TheBlaze. Beck announced the deal on his radio show today. “That should make everybody’s head spin. What the hell is Vince Vaughn doing with a crazy man? I know, that’s what my friends say. Glenn, what are you doing with the crazy man Vince Vaughn,” said the host. TheBlaze, Vaughn’s Wild West Picture Show Prods and Go Go Lucky Entertainment will produce the show, which will see 20 contestants fight for the prize of financing and global distribution for their documentary feature. “Our goal is to create a powerful annual platform to help filmmakers tell important and engaging stories,” said Wild West’s Peter Billingsley. The series is currently taking applications online until January 31. Go Go will lead the production of the nine-episode Truth, and producers say the series will debut on TheBlaze in spring 2013.
It doesn’t look like Dish Network is using Charlie Rose, C-SPAN, or Firing Line as models for the program it will air on October 2, the night before the first presidential debate. The satellite company calls its special …
(New York, NY September 5th) TheBlaze, Glenn Beck’s news, information, entertainment, and e-commerce network announced today TheBlaze Radio Network, a brand-new online radio channel. TheBlaze Radio Network will be the new exclusive home for renowned nationally syndicated talk-radio personality and Marconi Award nominee Jay Severin. The line-up will also include a simulcast of The Glenn Beck Radio Program, America’s third-highest rated radio show which Premiere syndicates to over 400 affiliates across the country, a re-launched show hosted by Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray and audio simulcasts of TheBlaze TV shows. TheBlaze Radio Network can be heard starting later this month on iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s free industry-leading digital radio service, TheBlaze.com and TheBlaze iPhone and iPad apps.
CENTENNIAL, Colo.– Following his successful series of six past cinematic events, leading media personality Glenn Beck returns to the big screen this fall with a new comedy stage show, “Glenn Beck’s Unelectable 2012 Live.” Broadcast live from the Majestic Theater in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, September 20 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 7:00 p.m. MT (tape delayed) / 8:00 p.m. PT (tape delayed), Beck will use the debate format to say the things politicians can’t – or won’t – say during this election season. From Democrats to Republicans, law makers to law breakers – no one is safe from Beck and his biting, straight-from-the-hip commentary. “Glenn Beck’s Unelectable 2012 Live” will be followed by a second showing in select theaters on September 25 at 7:30 p.m. local time.
The big news here is that the radio giant’s Premiere Networks will continue to syndicate Beck’s radio show, and extend its relationship handling ad sales for the former Fox News pundit’s digital properties. The five-year deal should deliver $100M to Beck according to The New York Times, which was pre-briefed on the terms. But the most intriguing part of the announcement is at the end: Beck’s live-streamed video network, GBTV, has a deal with animation production company Icebox “to jointly develop an animated comedy series.” Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, the ball’s in your court.
LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2012 – Premiere Networks, the leading audio content provider in the country, and Mercury Radio Arts, Glenn Beck’s multi-media production company, announced today that they are renewing and extending their agreements to syndicate The Glenn Beck Program, America’s third-highest-rated radio show. The Glenn Beck Program has grown tremendously since their last agreement. Over the past five years, the program has experienced ratings growth of nearly 50%, and has added nearly 200 radio affiliates, bringing its current total to more than 400 stations (Source: Arbitron, SP’06 to FA’11, Nationwide, Exact Times, AQH, P 12+). In addition, 2012 marks The Glenn Beck Program’s 10th anniversary in national radio syndication.
Don’t hold your breath, but Roger Ailes said in a new interview with Newsweek that over the past year his Fox News Channel — considered the conservative option to rival cable news networks CNN and MSNBC — has embarked …
Forget Glenn Beck’s right-wing politics and conspiracy theories for a moment if you can: The launch today of his daily show on his new GBTV Web platform (at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT) makes this “a …
Fox News is taking a platoon approach this summer to fill Glenn Beck’s former time slot. It has announced a new show called The Five that will feature commentators including Juan Williams, Dana Perino, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Geraldo Rivera, Andrea Tantaros, Eric Bolling, Monica Crowley, and Bob Beckel. Beck’s last show is tonight. Here’s the release:
Since Glenn Beck’s pending exit as Fox News host was announced last week, media attention has focused primarily on Judge Andrew Napolitano as a potential replacement for the 5 PM slot. Further fueling speculations, Napolitano, who has served as …
At the end of his show today, Glenn Beck addressed his pending departure as Fox News talk show host. “When I took this job, I didn’t take it because it was going to be a career for me,” Beck said. “Paul Revere did not get up on the horse and say, ‘I’m going to do this for the rest of my life.’ He didn’t do it. He got off his horse at some point and fought in the revolution, and then he went back to silver-smithing.” Beck didn’t elaborate much on his future plans beyond saying that “I will continue to tell the story.” He also made a plug for Fox News. “Fox is one of the only places you will find truth,” he said. “Spread the word. Stick together and together we will do the right thing for our country and for our world.” Here’s the video:
The New York Times this morning floats the inevitable trial balloon that if Glenn Beck exits Fox News Channel, he might attempt branding a cable channel or expanding a subscription video service via the web. Team Beck is labeling this report “a premature injection of speculation and nonsense.” His insiders stress that Beck has a Fox contract that runs until year’s end and isn’t negotiating anywhere else. Beck’s contract negotiation comes amid somewhat declining ratings of his cablecast. Any launch of a Glenn Beck cable channel would be difficult — just ask Oprah Winfrey — but it would certainly be in keeping with Beck’s growing entrepreneurial appetite. Last year, we’d heard that an animated Family Guy-style primetime series about Beck tried to enlist Hollywood TV showrunners. It would revolve around the “world” of Glenn Beck and would have him doing his own voice, and maybe most of the voices in the sitcom. The idea was to establish him as a conservative answer to Seth MacFarlane. However, I heard that a problem was that showrunners who’d been approached about writing and producing the toon were resistant. “Lots of liberal comedy writers want nothing to do with Glenn Beck,” said one writer familiar with the proposed toon. “Writers who run animated shows are a liberal bunch, and Glenn Beck is the kind of guy they poke fun of.” When I called Team Beck about the venture, it was at first flatly denied. After more prodding over a few weeks, the response from Beck’s production banner Mercury Radio Arts was that there was in fact a distant associate out there discreetly shopping a show (they wouldn’t say whom), but without any official endorsement from Beck. But Team Beck didn’t dismiss the show, even one that was hawked under the auspices that he was involved. A good idea is a good idea, after all, and they were reserving judgment until seeing what package the producer came back with. We’re told now the cartoon never came together to anyone’s satisfaction, but it is an indication that nothing is out of bounds when it comes to building the Beck brand.
While it’s easy to pigeonhole Beck as purely political because of his on-air rhetoric, he asserted in a 2010 interview in Forbes that he was not political, and his business is entertainment: “I could give a flying crap about the political process,” he said. “We’re an entertainment company.” In a follow-up, Beck explained by the brand-minded Tyler Perry is his hero.