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Channel 212 Blaze TV ?


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#26 OFFLINE   Gloria_Chavez

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 04:54 PM

I saw Glenn Beck once, after South Park spoofed him.

And all I could think of was, A Face in the Crowd.
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 05:03 PM

I wonder if 212 comes with anti-psychotic medication delivered to your home or if you need to have it prescribed by your shrink.


I think you'd already have to be on something to subscribe. But then I feel the same way about listening to Rap and watching ESPN.
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 05:22 PM

I think you'd already have to be on something to subscribe. But then I feel the same way about listening to Rap and watching ESPN.


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Posted 02 September 2012 - 07:35 PM

Bring on The Blaze! I will subscribe on Dish also.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 10:20 AM

Bring on The Blaze! I will subscribe on Dish also.


If 212 actually does turn out to be Blaze TV, I suspect it will be included at a certain package level or higher, perhaps AT250 or higher. Or maybe BB. If it was a premium channel, wouldn't it be in the 300 range?
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 10:37 AM

I'll watch.... if it's free, I watched GB on Fox when I could. I never bought into his ideology, but he was, at times, very entertaining.
GB could have a Vegas act, late night guest slot, maybe a show, or even a sitcom....and I imagine he would get less negatives.....Say what you want about his views on politics, he's a showman first and foremost, add some beautiful women and he could have a hit.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:49 PM

The Blase TV is more than just Glenn's old FNC show. He invested in a large staff to produce programming like comedy and kids shows. That's a large investment for a network that as of today can only be seen if you have a Roku and a decent broadband connection. Decent broadband bandwidth is not universally available just yet, so satellite is still the way to go.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 06:15 AM

I'll watch.... if it's free, I watched GB on Fox when I could. I never bought into his ideology, but he was, at times, very entertaining.
GB could have a Vegas act, late night guest slot, maybe a show, or even a sitcom....and I imagine he would get less negatives.....Say want you want about his views on politics, he's a showman first and foremost, add some beautiful women and he could have a hit.


When he was on CNN you found out much more about his road traveled....now he is a caricature of hisself.....It is sad!

I think very much, he is drinking again, I dont wish that on anyone!

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:11 AM

The Blase TV is more than just Glenn's old FNC show. He invested in a large staff to produce programming like comedy and kids shows. That's a large investment for a network that as of today can only be seen if you have a Roku and a decent broadband connection. Decent broadband bandwidth is not universally available just yet, so satellite is still the way to go.


Yep.. It would be easy to do a linear channel schedule in four, six hour blocks per day; Beck's three hour radio show, the radio show fourth hour with Beck's side kicks, the signature one hour Glenn Beck TV show and the one hour "Real News From The Blaze". They also produce a daily kids show and weekly reality and comedy programming and Beck is hinting that he has an upcoming show modeled after "Glee". Plus all the documentaries and special events.

As good as Roku is, it's not a particularly good DVR and even with adequate bandwidth, there can be annoying 'glitches' in the streaming. He needs more than the 300,000 or so viewers he currently gets on the internet.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:33 PM

When he was on CNN you found out much more about his road traveled....now he is a caricature of hisself.....It is sad!

I think very much, he is drinking again, I dont wish that on anyone!


Don't say that. That's how rumors start. I don't believe for one minute that he is drinking again. He just had a successful event in Dallas. He couldn't pull events like that off if he was not firmly in control of himself and his staff.

Granted some of his comedy bits on his radio show go off the deep end at times (I wish he could hear how that sounds from the listener's perspective). But for the most part he is still on the money.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:50 PM

That's how rumors start.


Not according to this post.
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:20 PM

Thank you... thank you... as noted, I will be here all week ;)

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:18 PM

Don't say that. That's how rumors start. I don't believe for one minute that he is drinking again. He just had a successful event in Dallas. He couldn't pull events like that off if he was not firmly in control of himself and his staff.

Granted some of his comedy bits on his radio show go off the deep end at times (I wish he could hear how that sounds from the listener's perspective). But for the most part he is still on the money.


Well.....If you watched him on CNN he was normal !!!! Not this wacky person who started at FOX and the advertisers said enough...

He was good on CNN....now a sad joke of a man!

Drugs or drinking, can only be the excuse!

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:42 PM

Obviously Dish has an excess of free bandwidth:grin:

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 06:24 PM

Obviously Dish has an excess of free bandwidth:grin:


Can't believe there isn't better choices out there.

Yes, I respect freedom of speech,[ to another poster who likes this guy] I just don't want to pay for it.[not his version, at any rate] I just hope dish is going to charge extra for this. The response should tell the story.

please don't add it to my 250 package as a substitute channel. I already have syfy.:nono2:

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:38 PM

Not according to this post.


What does that post have to do with this thread? :confused:

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:52 PM

What does that post have to do with this thread? :confused:


If you read the link... he was referencing a joke I made in another thread about where rumors come from.

A tangent to be sure... but that was the reason he linked.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 10:22 AM

As a Dish shareholder, I think it would be great to run it as an a la carte channel and pull in some of those online subscriber dollars.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 03:22 PM

As a Dish shareholder, I think it would be great to run it as an a la carte channel and pull in some of those online subscriber dollars.

No, I wouldn't watch it, but I don't watch SoapNet, HRTV, BabyFirst, ...


I'm a shareholder too (both Echostar and Dish) and would rather have Blase/212 in one of the packs. It would be a perfect counterbalance to Current (which I actually watched last night to see the special they had on Mormonism).

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:06 AM

Press Release: DISH Fires Up Its News and Political Programming With Glenn Beck's TheBlaze

"TheBlaze 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 today at 5 p.m. EDT and customers can order a la carte starting tomorrow. TheBlaze will be available as a free preview for all DISH customers through Sept. 26. "

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