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

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by James Long, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Sep 12, 2012 #21 of 127

    fleckrj Icon

    Sep 4, 2009
    Cary, NC
    but the Test Pattern Channel costs too much for Dish to pick it up.
  2. Sep 12, 2012 #22 of 127
    Michael P

    Michael P Hall Of Fame

    Oct 27, 2004
    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!
  3. Sep 12, 2012 #23 of 127
    Michael P

    Michael P Hall Of Fame

    Oct 27, 2004
    I'd like to set a timer for his 5 PM show but it's not yet in the EPG.
  4. Sep 12, 2012 #24 of 127

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    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!! :)
  5. Sep 12, 2012 #25 of 127

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Could a few of you chaps read post #2, please.
  6. Sep 12, 2012 #26 of 127

    HCN3 Cool Member

    Feb 16, 2008
    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. :)
  7. Sep 12, 2012 #27 of 127

    jeffgbailey Legend

    Feb 28, 2008
    by the way if you want the channel and dont have AT250 you can add it alacarte for $5
  8. Sep 12, 2012 #28 of 127

    fluffybear Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jun 19, 2004
    This might explain the fleet of Dish of installers in the neighborhood this morning..
  9. Sep 12, 2012 #29 of 127

    Chihuahua Legend

    Sep 8, 2007
    You're absolutely right. Whatever network one chooses to watch is his own business.
  10. Sep 12, 2012 #30 of 127

    john262 AllStar

    Oct 26, 2011
    No, the press release says that Dish is paying a small subscriber fee for the rights to air the network.
  11. Sep 12, 2012 #31 of 127

    john262 AllStar

    Oct 26, 2011
    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.
  12. Sep 12, 2012 #32 of 127

    celticpride Icon

    Sep 6, 2006
    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)
  13. Sep 12, 2012 #33 of 127

    Tribbs Mentor

    Feb 12, 2012
    Current TV is Al Gore's :lol: propaganda channel - Just sayin'.
  14. Sep 12, 2012 #34 of 127

    fluffybear Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jun 19, 2004
    and I would pay DirecTV $10 a month to carry it..
  15. Sep 12, 2012 #35 of 127

    etirvan New Member

    May 23, 2010

    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.
  16. Sep 12, 2012 #36 of 127

    Gloria_Chavez Godfather

    Aug 11, 2008
    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.
  17. Sep 12, 2012 #37 of 127

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009

    So did Jim Jones and Shoko Asahara.
  18. Sep 12, 2012 #38 of 127
    James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    BTW: The channel lit just before 3pm (per the Uplink Activity).
  19. Sep 12, 2012 #39 of 127

    etirvan New Member

    May 23, 2010
    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.
  20. Sep 12, 2012 #40 of 127

    waxdonuts Mentor

    May 29, 2002
    I am willing to wage that The Blaze will outpace Oprah's Network in a very short time.

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