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


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#26 OFFLINE   HCN3

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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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#27 OFFLINE   jeffgbailey

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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!


This might explain the fleet of Dish of installers in the neighborhood this morning..

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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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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:08 PM

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


I can see 212 but there is no guide data past 4:30 PM. I tried to set a DVR timer for 5:00 but couldn't. I ended up setting a timer for the last lasted program @4:30 and then added an hour to the ending.

As someone who has Glenn's first day on Headline News as well as his first day on FNC archived on an external hard drive, I wanted to be sure to get his first day on Dish.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:20 PM

You should at least have present and next program listed on 212 ... the rest will appear when the EPG updates (typically overnight).

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:21 PM

Channel should be renamed "Spreading hate and fear channel"

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:24 PM

You should at least have present and next program listed on 212 ... the rest will appear when the EPG updates (typically overnight).


I was home briefly around 4:00 PM. I saw the end of Glenn's radio show and the beginning of Liberty Tree House. There was a second Liberty Tree House that started at 4:30 and that was the end of the guide data. I unplugged the DVR to try and force a refresh of the guide but no luck. That's why I set the timer with the extension. We'll see what I get :)

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:25 PM

BTW: I wonder if we'll ever get The Blase in HD? After all it's in HD on the web.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:37 PM

I liked Glenn Beck when he was on B104 in Baltimore.

I don't think I will be watching much of this network though.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:40 PM

This is a new low for dish!!

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:00 PM

This is a new low for dish!!


Channel should be renamed "Spreading hate and fear channel"




Uh NO ONE is forcing you too watch ch 212 just like Im not forced to watch MSNBC or Current Tv---thank God! ....and bravo dish to Dish for providing GBTV/The Blaze... And A quick Peek at Direct tv's Facebook page seems to indicate any loses from GBTV will be made up with ex Dtv customers wanting it too...and I would also Refer you to post# 2 as Mr. Long ask this thread not turned political

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:03 PM

Not in HD ROKU has it in HD.

If you do not like The Blaze do not watch it. End of story.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:26 PM

If you do not like The Blaze do not watch it. End of story.


The issue is not that they do not want The Blaze.
The issue is they don't want YOU to see and hear a different point of view.

OK, I'm done with the politics in here.

CONGRATS to DISH and Mr. Beck!




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