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


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#81 OFFLINE   Michael P

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 03:25 PM

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.

I watched Rush's TV show. It was not carried on many stations and those that did for the most part carried it at 2 AM (in fact the only station to give him a decent time slot was WNWO in Toledo, OH). I had to use my VCR to time shift his show which was carried on WKYC in Cleveland.

Rush was not a dud on TV, he just tried TV too soon, before there were cable channels that would have carried his show. His show was in the early 90's. That was before FOX News (only CNN at the time who would not have ever considered running his show). There were only around 36 channels on cable at the time. It also was before DVR's, all there was was VCR's. His "affiliates" were OTA stations scattered in various markets (i.e. no nationwide exposure, you had to live in one of the cities that had a station that carried his show). The internet was in it's infancy at the time too.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 03:34 PM

Rush may very well been ahead of the times when he was on TV, but all his physical quirks and movement, while loved by those that are 'rushies', weren't appreciated by anyone else.

I'd say that if Rush were to try to come back to TV again, the end result would be the same.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 09:55 PM

Channel should be renamed "Spreading hate and fear channel"


GB promotes founding principles and believes that our government is spending us into bankruptcy toward an eventuality like what is happening in Europe. What part of that is hateful?

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:35 AM

I'm a extreme centrist, but I loved watching GB. To me, it was like watching a bad TeleEvangelist - tons of drama, bad acting, tears, and passion. And I LOVED that chalkboard!

To me, it was as funny as the news parodies on Comedy Central. Yes, it was very entertaining to me. Granted, some of his views were beyond crazy to me, but that's fine - it's a free country.

As a former "morning zoo" type DJ, he gets the entertainment aspect of his job, and he sure does play it well.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 06:09 AM

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. :)


I have to disagree, the SD looks like crap on my 60" tv. Where is the HD if it is available in HD?

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:46 AM

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


They almost are litterally. All of a sudden this channel popped up on my guide personal favorite list this stinks of a political advertisement and one more reason why I'm thinking of dumping dish.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:44 AM

I'd rather watch the Test Pattern Channel.


I LOVE that station. :)

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:57 AM

They almost are litterally. All of a sudden this channel popped up on my guide personal favorite list this stinks of a political advertisement and one more reason why I'm thinking of dumping dish.

I noticed that too, it showed up in my Favs....unannounced, but I could don't care. GB is an interesting sideshow attraction for me...occasionally.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:04 PM

What was on 212 before? Maybe you had it in your favorites list when it was something else.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:20 PM

I have to disagree, the SD looks like crap on my 60" tv. Where is the HD if it is available in HD?


When I put it up side by side in PIP with another SD Channel (as example "Current") it clearly looks better to me. My guess is Beck's Mercury Arts is providing it in HD and Dish is doing the down convert.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:21 PM

What was on 212 before? Maybe you had it in your favorites list when it was something else.

212 was NASA TV until a few weeks ago. I did not have 212 show up on my favorites lists that would not have included NASA TV but on a previous receiver new channels would occasionally show up on favorites lists. I always assumed that it was so people saw the new channels and could delete them if they wanted instead of missing a channel addition.

BTW: NASA TV was moved to channel 286, next to the DISH Earth channel.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:42 PM

212 was NASA TV until a few weeks ago. I did not have 212 show up on my favorites lists that would not have included NASA TV but on a previous receiver new channels would occasionally show up on favorites lists. I always assumed that it was so people saw the new channels and could delete them if they wanted instead of missing a channel addition.

BTW: NASA TV was moved to channel 286, next to the DISH Earth channel.

Which is a much more likely reason than some conservative propaganda.

They almost are litterally. All of a sudden this channel popped up on my guide personal favorite list this stinks of a political advertisement and one more reason why I'm thinking of dumping dish.

Nobody forced you to watch it. Juts remove it. Tempest in a Teacup.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:38 AM

But no local CBS in Columbus and no Big Ten Network. And no AMC. Seriously considering dropping Dish even though I mostly side with them in their negotiations. At some point I just need the damn channels.
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:03 AM

... 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) [B]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...


...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...


GB promotes founding principles and believes that our government is spending us into bankruptcy toward an eventuality like what is happening in Europe. What part of that is hateful?


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Posted 17 September 2012 - 04:19 PM

I thought Dish was trying to keep my costs down? I lose award winning high quality tv shows on AMC, lose our Big Ten channel, and I get the Glenn Beck channel?

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 04:26 PM

I thought Dish was trying to keep my costs down? I lose award winning high quality tv shows on AMC, lose our Big Ten channel, and I get the Glenn Beck channel?


One has nothing to do with the other. Beck is here because he and Dish agreed on a price... AMC and Big Ten are gone because they did not agree on a price.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 04:36 PM

One has nothing to do with the other. Beck is here because he and Dish agreed on a price... AMC and Big Ten are gone because they did not agree on a price.

No more, no less. Don't try to make something where there isn't something.

AMEN! The Blase is in AT 250 so after the free preview 212 will go away for all those who don't want the network. Also for those who do want the channel but not the rest of the AT250 pack The Blase will be alacarte. The political networks the Blase-haters want are all in lower priced packs so there is no room to complain. This is a win-win situation.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 04:22 AM

Keeping this politically neutral - Dish *is* keeping your costs down. I *guarantee* you that Glenn Beck is seeing less per subscriber than AMC is asking for.

Like I said, I may not like his politics, but I respect his business acumen. He's doing what's necessary to grow his business.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:08 PM

One has nothing to do with the other. Beck is here because he and Dish agreed on a price... AMC and Big Ten are gone because they did not agree on a price.

No more, no less. Don't try to make something where there isn't something.


All I'm saying is that, for the same monthly fee I was paying about a month ago, I have lost two channels that I valued quite a bit and picked up one I wouldn't watch if they paid ME .70c a month. Just frustration.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:41 PM

Our power over channel choosing is either suggestion and/or exit, meanwhile Dish ALWAYS has the final say -"take it or leave".
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