Glenn Beck Will Go Online-Only, With Subscription Channel


Conservative evangelist Glenn Beck will take his popular daily television show and re-create it on the Internet, he’ll announce today. According to the Times’ Brian Stelter, the outgoing Fox News host will launch a subscription-based website that will host various scripted and unscripted shows available only online. “I think we might be a little early,” Beck said of the network, which he’ll call GBTV and which will cost $5 to $10. “But I’d rather be ahead of the pack than part of it.” Beck will continue his daytime radio show and will continue in his 5 p.m. slot, launching a two-hour show in September that will compete — albeit indirectly because of the medium — with whomever replaces him on Fox News. Also, somewhat awesomely, there will be a show on GBTV devoted to the making of the network, much like Oprah: Behind the Scenes on the OWN network. “If you’re a fan of Jon Stewart, you’re going to find something on GBTV that you’re going to enjoy,” Beck said. “If you’re a fan of 24, you’re going to find something on GBTV that you’re going to enjoy.” How is it possible the latter is more believable than the former?

Online, Beck Will Impose a Fee Model [NYT]