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


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#21 OFFLINE   fleckrj

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:31 AM

I'd rather watch the Test Pattern Channel.


but the Test Pattern Channel costs too much for Dish to pick it up.

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#22 OFFLINE   Michael P

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:35 AM

I think that people will get more content and information out of the test pattern channel.... But, the few times I watched this character before he got fired from Fox, he was funny with his chalk board in a 'head shaking way'... :rolleyes:

For the record (again) Glenn Beck left FOX News Channel on his own accord. He was not "fired" He wanted to do his own thing without having network bigwigs telling him what he can and can't say. Love him or hate him more power to him!

#23 OFFLINE   Michael P

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:37 AM

I'd like to set a timer for his 5 PM show but it's not yet in the EPG.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 12:00 PM

Best part about this announcement is that it is not coming to D*, or at least not yet.

Glenn was wonderful on the radio. I really enjoyed listening to him. On TV? Blecchhhh!! :)

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#25 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 12:06 PM

Could a few of you chaps read post #2, please.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 12:14 PM

The bigger story here is not the politics of Glenn Beck but the process that brought this channel to the larger audience in my opinion. Creating an online only network with the production value that eventually grabs the attention of the big broadcast providers is not a small feat. I have watched Current, DemocracyNow, et al. The production value of the programming on the Blaze just seems to outshine the "cable access" feel of those networks. It is the discussion of the content of that production that will close this thread which is another debate for another day. :-)

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 12:46 PM

by the way if you want the channel and dont have AT250 you can add it alacarte for $5

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 12:48 PM

This almost would make me switch to Dish.... Come on D* hint hint!!

Good on Dish!


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#29 OFFLINE   Chihuahua

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 12:58 PM

What is wrong with more channel choices?

What are you afraid of?

No one is required to watch all of the channel.


You're absolutely right. Whatever network one chooses to watch is his own business.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:04 PM

Bet that Beck is paying dish to air this crap!

No, the press release says that Dish is paying a small subscriber fee for the rights to air the network.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:08 PM

Congratulations to Glenn for getting his network on Dish. As someone who watches everything from Current and MSNBC to Fox News Channel, having one more choice is great. I say the more opinions on either side of the political spectrum the better.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:25 PM

like i said on the other thread about this i'd rather pay $5.00 a month for dish not to carry this channel! (if i was with dish which i'm not)

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:41 PM

Congratulations to Glenn for getting his network on Dish. As someone who watches everything from Current and MSNBC to Fox News Channel, having one more choice is great. I say the more opinions on either side of the political spectrum the better.


Current TV is Al Gore's :lol: propaganda channel - Just sayin'.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:11 PM

like i said on the other thread about this i'd rather pay $5.00 a month for dish not to carry this channel! (if i was with dish which i'm not)


and I would pay DirecTV $10 a month to carry it..

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:48 PM

Bet that Beck is paying dish to air this crap!



Don't know if you realize this or not, but Beck is actually more popular than most other radio hosts. Millions were regularly watching his show when he was on Fox News. He regularly dominated the time slot before he decided to quit to start his internet business. Many want to watch his show online, but simply don't have the money to afford it. This is an excellent workaround.

Question, why would Dish NOT pay to air Beck's network? Beck has a humongous following. Many people likely signed off of Dish Network, pay tv in general, because of Beck leaving Fox News. This is Dish Network getting those customers back into the pay tv fold. Excellent business decision on Dish's part.

You do realize that Beck has millions more followers than the likes of those such as Olberman, Mathews, and even those on network television, don't you? Some people actually like to listen to the truth every now and then, lol. What Dish is gaining here are the millions of people who follow Beck and don't want to spend money on an internet or radio show.

Now, that is as political as I go. And I will not be posting again on this matter for fear it may become even more political. But this is an excellent business decision on the parts of Beck and Dish. Beck grows his audience. At the same time, Dish grows its customer base. How is that ever a bad idea? Besides that, TheBlaze TV will be much, much more successful than the likes of Current TV or OWN, lol. It has proven to be already.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:53 PM

So, "Face in the Crowd" gets 24/7 national TV carriage.

Not even Andy Griffith got that.

I would not want to be around Bill O'Reilly today.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:09 PM

Beck has a humongous following.



So did Jim Jones and Shoko Asahara.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:16 PM

BTW: The channel lit just before 3pm (per the Uplink Activity).

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:21 PM

So did Jim Jones and Shoko Asahara.


I'm sorry, who and who, lol?

Seriously, though, I do know who you speak of, and their followings were not even large at all. Their followings were even lower than Olberman's, and that's saying a lot trust me, lol.

Beck has a following of millions. Jim Jones and Shoko Asahara couldn't even reach 1,000. Just saying. Also, Jones and Asahara are NOTHING like Beck. Beck actually cares about other people. Beck actually cares that humanity succeeds. Beck doesn't really wish death on anyone like Jones and Asahara did.

Ok. Signing off for good now because I will leave it at that. There's no point in going further.

Note: I apologize if the joke at the start offends anyone who hates making light of the dead. My intention isn't to do so. It's just to point out how Beck is a far cry away from them.

Good bye, and I'm off.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:05 PM

I am willing to wage that The Blaze will outpace Oprah's Network in a very short time.




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