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


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#51 OFFLINE   satlover25

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:45 PM

Moderator Note: While "The Blaze" is a political channel DBSTalk is not a political discussion forum. Please keep this in mind during the discussion that follows.


How can one discuss a political channel and it not be a political discussion? :rolleyes:...look for creative ways to do the "skirt" dance!?
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#52 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:50 PM

How can one discuss a political channel and it not be a political discussion? :rolleyes:...look for creative ways to do the "skirt" dance!?

Simply stay away from named politicians, political groups, inflammatory language and name calling. Most have been mature enough to be able to express an opinion one way or the other without crossing any lines. Keep it clean.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:59 PM

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


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Except I already do pay that for the online sub :lol:
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:48 PM

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


lol. Not a big task.

posted before about my take on this guy, but hey, I agree, don't watch it if you don't like it.

What would have been cool, if dish would have offered something else [ another movie channel?] along with this political one. I think a balance would have been fair.

How many [decent] channels have we gained back since losing amc? [ and the other 3, and yeah, I'd rather watch IFC or Sundance than blaze.

Adding 212 to my package doesn't make me all warm and fuzzy.
Don't care if he was cheap.

It's like adding another espn or info-mercial channel. No joy here.

This is JMO, and I stand by it, for all the fans of blaze.........

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:10 PM

Not in HD ROKU has it in HD.


Not in HD, but it looks pretty darn good for SD. Of course, up until a few months ago, I had D*, so almost all SD looks good to me now. :)
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:53 PM

I wonder what the deal is, GB seems pumped about his Dish Launch but is preaching to the subs to keep the money flowing....I guess the Dish deal was not so much. The SD is pretty good, could HD be far away? GB says he's going to change the way we watch the news. :lol:
I just wish AMC and Voom were still around, oh yea and multi network time zone feeds in HD, and maybe "Sunday Ticket".... :icon_stup
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:56 PM

Well, I think that the market is starving for something like Beck. I'll be interested to see how it does ratings wise. What I mean, without veering into any ideology, is that there is a strong market for what Beck offers. You don't get it on any of the major networks, and you really don't get it on Fox News. Hannity is probably the closest thing, but other than that a lot of Fox is down the middle, and I know people will disagree.

If Beck does well, I think people need to see that first, what an accomplishment to come from Internet TV to a major carrier. But secondly, it's not that Beck would have brought his Beck-brainwashed followers to Dish, but that he is serving a severely underserved market. Watch it blow up. How do I know? I see so much resistance to it. If it didn't have the resistance it would be ho-hum blase...for better or worse, this is the new divided America we live in, blame who you will. Partisanship will be part of TV viewing from here on.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:33 AM

I wonder what the deal is, GB seems pumped about his Dish Launch but is preaching to the subs to keep the money flowing....I guess the Dish deal was not so much. The SD is pretty good, could HD be far away? GB says he's going to change the way we watch the news.


I think he wants to keep the internet base of support intact. They simply don't to lose the revenue. I suspect you won't see any Blaze TV content on the Dish on Demand service. If you want it on demand, it'll be 10 bucks a month.

The Dish launch is just the beginning. In fact, according to Christopher Balfe, the CEO of TheBlaze, Satellite and cable operators approached them about carrying the network, not the other way around. If they are successful in getting distribution on other Cable and satellite operators, the revenue and viewers will be significant.
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:13 AM

Well, I think that the market is starving for something like Beck.


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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:41 AM

That's what they said about Fox News, which has turned into a juggernaut.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:01 AM

On the one hand I can respect Glenn Beck for apparently overcoming some pretty serious addictions and his business acumen. It's a neat trick to build a following year after year. Not everyone can do that.

At the same time, I can be repulsed by his methods.. Claiming that someone is un-American because a staff member has a grandmother who's cousin was married to a person who's uncle might have had ties to terrorists... Or fomenting fear in his program about the economy and saying the people are running to precious metals - followed up by a commercial for Goldline???

Look, I don't like Beck. But I can't stand "Honey Boo Boo", "Toddlers & Tiaras" and 90% of the other crap that's out there. He can state his peace and I can call him out when he lies. I can also show some admiration for some of the Friday shows he did - I think he called them "Founding Father's Fridays" that showed some interesting and less-known facts (yeah, I looked them up afterwards) from early in our nation's history. I think that's one reason I dislike him so much - he put so much research into THOSE shows to get the truth out, but then contrasted it with the polar opposite the rest of the week...

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:29 AM

At the same time, I can be repulsed by his methods.. Claiming that someone is un-American because a staff member has a grandmother who's cousin was married to a person who's uncle might have had ties to terrorists...


Can you please show me a link to support your assertion.

Or fomenting fear in his program about the economy and saying the people are running to precious metals - followed up by a commercial for Goldline???


The "global" price of gold hasn't gone from less than $300/Oz to over $1,700/Oz or the "global" economy tanking because of Glenn Beck. That is a certainty. You may want to "refresh" your thoughts.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:33 AM

I guess you need to read it first!


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 13 September 2012 - 08:18 AM

I suspect GB will be relegated to something similar to the religious/faith based networks Dish carries, once the shine is gone. The religious nets must have some relative following to stay viable. GB fits that demographic and ideology, so for Dish I suspect again... it was a calculated and safe move.
One major issue GB should be concerned about is the paying subscribers. If Dish and others, (GB's words) are picking up his channel the internet audience will shrink because Dish and "others" will be bundling the programming into their packages the faithful could already be paying for.
Regardless we shall know in a few months perhaps a year how this went.
I have to say I did watch him last night and he clearly see's this as a triumphant return to mainstream television. He claims he has major plans for exciting events, provocative programming and surprises to come....Say what you want about GB's politics...it does appear he has an idea that Dish and "others" consider good enough to get in bed with....at least for the time being.
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 08:45 AM

You have to regard Glenn Beck as a marketing genius. Oprah Winfrey started her own Cable Channel and it has already lost a staggering $350 million dollars, with no end in sight. Beck could have started a network like that and lost money and control. He did it in his own unique way and will be making money hand over fist in terms of profits.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 09:52 AM

You have to regard Glenn Beck as a marketing genius. Oprah Winfrey started her own Cable Channel and it has already lost a staggering $350 million dollars, with no end in sight. Beck could have started a network like that and lost money and control. He did it in his own unique way and will be making money hand over fist in terms of profits.


And, according to him, he and his company are completely debt free. A web site with 75+ million page views per month, A 24/7 TV channel that will soon be in front of a majority of TV homes, A radio show on 400 or so radio stations (with a new $100 million five year contract) and soon, a 24/7 radio network patterned after Blaze TV. As well as publishing, documentary and live stage show ventures and a large non-profit charity organization. Much of this accomplished in the last two years. A marketing genius indeed!
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:54 PM

Check out this Dish page

E* is "Fair and Balanced" :D

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:46 PM

hysterical.

not everyone is into politics and/or sports.:rolleyes:

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:43 PM

Check out this Dish page

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Dish certainly got politics covered with those choices.....Notice GBTV is At250 and Current is At200....While I have At250 enjoying ch212 that seems interesting....

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:51 PM

Unlisted in that advertisement, but DISH also has Free Speech TV on channel 9415. It is available in all levels of programming as a "Public Interest" channel. Perhaps DISH should move it to channel 213 so it can be more easily found among the news/information channels.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:50 PM

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!



Sure, sure. That's it all right. Not really, but keep on thinking that. Fox was bleeding advertisers. That's was the reason, Fox News let him save face and pretend like it was a mutual decision.
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:38 AM

Is The Blaze a one man show or does he have other commentators / hosts as part of the service?

I think the website is run somewhat like the Huffington Post with lots of contributors, but I wonder how much of any one person could generate enough content for radio, tv and the web.
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:09 AM

You have to regard Glenn Beck as a marketing genius. Oprah Winfrey started her own Cable Channel and it has already lost a staggering $350 million dollars, with no end in sight. Beck could have started a network like that and lost money and control. He did it in his own unique way and will be making money hand over fist in terms of profits.


I think your assessment is a bit premature. GB is very definitely an acquired taste, and while he may be very successful with his online 'channel', it is not a given that his channel on regular TV will be a success.

I know of one radio personality that gets huge audiences, has an 'online' version of his show also available that is doing quite well. Yet when he was on TV he was a dud and didn't last long. That person is Rush Limbaugh.

So time will tell if this is really a good move and if GB can have the success he now enjoys as an online personality as he moves back into TV. His Fox departure was not wholly his decision as he was costing them ad money.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:11 AM

Sure, sure. That's it all right. Not really, but keep on thinking that. Fox was bleeding advertisers. That's was the reason, Fox News let him save face and pretend like it was a mutual decision.





Im a Conservative and I agree 100% with your statement above... as All advertisers on Fox are NOT conservative.... that said Becks Departure is the main reason I quit watching Fox...Glad to see 212 is available to those who Choose to watch it.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:14 AM

Is The Blaze a one man show or does he have other commentators / hosts as part of the service?

I think the website is run somewhat like the Huffington Post with lots of contributors, but I wonder how much of any one person could generate enough content for radio, tv and the web.


granted its early in the networks life but He has several other commentators I've seen on there... and a lot of historical founding father educational fill in programming as well ...




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