Conservative media star Glenn Beck has begun an effort to get his libertarian news and entertainment channel, TheBlaze, picked up by cable and satellite systems around the country.
Only Dish Network carries it now, and it’s supporting Beck’s effort for wider carriage.
Beck is attempting to get TheBlaze’s fans to put pressure on their local carriers.
Meanwhile, Beck wrote a letter on the subject that appears on TheBlaze.com. “You probably pay good money every month to your TV provider for access to channels like MSNBC and Al Jazeera America — channels that you might not watch, or even agree with,” Beck says.
“Adding TheBlaze will ensure that you and your family have a source of news and analysis that you can trust and that doesn’t betray your values.”
He has a leg up over other TV channels looking to be carried by cable and satellite networks in that he has a dedicated audience of millions on the radio and Internet, The New York Times reports. He also has the assistance of Dish.
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