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Glenn Beck launches internet channel (GBTV.com)
http://www.gbtv.com/ ^

Posted on 06/07/2011 8:15:07 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear



Glenn Beck announced today that he is launching an online TV channel.

Looks like he is supporting all the Apple iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod) & Roku.

Will enough people be willing to pay for this?


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1 posted on 06/07/2011 8:15:14 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Not me. I don’t need to be lectured to and bitched at by anyone.


2 posted on 06/07/2011 8:17:32 AM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Pay? In addition to hearing/watching commercials?


3 posted on 06/07/2011 8:17:54 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Minus_The_Bear

I like Glenn, but if he left FoxNews for a pay-per-view website what a dumb mistake. Granted, he had a terrible time slot at Fox.

However, the Radio show is where he needs to be ...


4 posted on 06/07/2011 8:19:23 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Minus_The_Bear
When I think what I used to spend every year on Newsweek, USNews, Rolling Stone, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal in the 70s and 80s... It might be a bargain.
5 posted on 06/07/2011 8:19:52 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Thank you, Dubya and U.S. military. You did not falter. You did not fail.)
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To: Scythian

I agree. Dumb mistake. Have they announced who is taking over his time slot on FOX?


6 posted on 06/07/2011 8:23:53 AM PDT by camerongood210 ( Matthew 24)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Pretty much everything he’s touched has turned to gold.


7 posted on 06/07/2011 8:25:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Minus_The_Bear

I was afraid he’d go this direction. Bad idea, but then again, I’m one of the millions of Americans STILL on dial-up (as our only viable option) and won’t be able to access this site.
Oh, well, I wish him success, nevertheless.


8 posted on 06/07/2011 8:25:20 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (It's not so much where, but to whom.)
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To: ozark hilljilly

bttt


9 posted on 06/07/2011 8:26:18 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Scythian
Actually, Beck is very smart to leave FOX right now.

FOX is old and crumbling. Everyone there is old (50 >) and out of touch. O'Reilly & Krauthammer for example.

They have drifted to the left. They are no longer conservative.

The problem is the lack of advertising.
10 posted on 06/07/2011 8:26:41 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Minus_The_Bear
Maybe he can get Boehner on as a regular for cry-offs.
11 posted on 06/07/2011 8:27:52 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Glenn is losing Radio stations in big markets and he thinks people are going to pay for this service in droves? I don’t see it. This will fail.


12 posted on 06/07/2011 8:28:05 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

How much? How much to be a GBTV insider? How much to be a GBTV insider plus? How much for the optional GBTV insider magazine? How much for the GBTV live show coming to a theater not near you?
And has Glenn started the book on how he started GBTV.com?


13 posted on 06/07/2011 8:28:51 AM PDT by FreedomGuru
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To: cripplecreek
Beck isn't the first to do this.

Revision3 & Twit.tv have been doing this for years. Glenn Beck just found out about it.
14 posted on 06/07/2011 8:29:09 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Minus_The_Bear

His banner ad on Drudge right now is pretty darn creative....


15 posted on 06/07/2011 8:30:39 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Scythian

when is he leaving fox?


16 posted on 06/07/2011 8:32:13 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Yep...I might join.


17 posted on 06/07/2011 8:34:16 AM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: Minus_The_Bear
signed up today

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18 posted on 06/07/2011 8:34:32 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Scythian
the Radio show is where he needs to be

I listened to his radio show several years ago. I never could get much more than him rambling and talking with his cohost about stuff that had no general interest.

His FoxNews program was good, at first, but got to be repetitious and too didactic. I haven't watched it in months.


19 posted on 06/07/2011 8:36:21 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: FreedomGuru

Per the website, $4.95/mo for GBTV and $9.95/mo for GBTV+.


20 posted on 06/07/2011 8:38:54 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: ozark hilljilly

I’m one of the millions of Americans STILL on dial-up (as our only viable option)


Question. What is your load speed of a thread here on FR with all the graphics that now are a part of the chatter? Is it a slow process?


21 posted on 06/07/2011 8:38:54 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport

The text loads fast. Pics take a bit, depending. FR is about the only site I visit nowadays. All others are so app heavy and vid heavy. I’m running at about 26 kbps on a good day.


22 posted on 06/07/2011 8:43:11 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (It's not so much where, but to whom.)
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To: TomGuy

Wouldn’t it make sense to offer a free trial..say two weeks...of would that make the servers crash..alternatively..offer a one month subscription...and say that he’ll refund your money if you don’t like it..


23 posted on 06/07/2011 8:46:03 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: Minus_The_Bear
Like it or not... Glenn Beck is on to something. He doesn't need FOX.

FOX is constantly covering for Obama with O'Reilly & Krauthammer.

Just look at MLB.tv
24 posted on 06/07/2011 8:46:42 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: ozark hilljilly

Give the ‘Opera’ browser a try - it has a ‘turbo’ feature that could speed you up a bit too.

I’m on an old XP and the sites get slower and slower to load - I’m on DSL. Also, ‘Chrome’ seems to be faster for me too.. (using it now- once Firefox 4 came out that was it for me over there- had to move to other browsers)


25 posted on 06/07/2011 8:51:47 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Not me!

I find Glen Beck very irritating. How can a man literally cry over the Constitution and then **MOCK** and **INSULT** those who defend Article 2, Section 1.

Glen Beck only cares about the parts of the Constitution that are convenient.


26 posted on 06/07/2011 8:52:09 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: Minus_The_Bear

It’s not just going to be Beck...he’ll only have one show per day. He’s featuring documentaries and other programing, will be available much like Netflix is available for instant viewing. We watch very little on TV anymore, we plug in the iPad to the TV and watch stuff off Netflix, so I have no doubt we’ll use the service (4.95 a month not a bad price.)


27 posted on 06/07/2011 8:52:35 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: TomGuy

I never could get much more than him rambling and talking with his cohost about stuff that had no general interest.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

My opinion exactly! I


28 posted on 06/07/2011 8:55:01 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: Minus_The_Bear

It will have history programs, children’s programs, comedy programs, documentaries.

No PC.

I will join.


29 posted on 06/07/2011 8:56:18 AM PDT by 30Moves
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To: wintertime
Yep. I think a lot of people agree with you.

Glenn Beck does come across as a religious phony.

But this is a good media move.
30 posted on 06/07/2011 9:00:57 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Minus_The_Bear

I dunno what ‘enough’ means,

But I signed up today.


31 posted on 06/07/2011 9:06:25 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: Scythian

He is staying with Radio.

And a 2 hour show on his new network from 5-7 p.m.


32 posted on 06/07/2011 9:07:32 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: ken5050

Free show tomorrow night, and many events free over the summer...and a discount until 9-12...

And a 15% discount for a years subscription...


33 posted on 06/07/2011 9:09:40 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Actually, Beck is very smart to leave FOX right now.

FOX is old and crumbling. Everyone there is old (50 >) and out of touch. O’Reilly & Krauthammer for example.

They have drifted to the left. They are no longer conservative.

The problem is the lack of advertising. ——

I agree with most of your post...but a major problem is they are lefties, just not as far over as CNN and MSNBC, yet.

This ain’t gonna hurt Beck, it is going to hurt FOX, and OReilly and Greta...


34 posted on 06/07/2011 9:11:17 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: libertarian27

I have Opera...can’t stand it. Don’t use it. I’m having no trouble with the new Firefox. And don’t even get me started about Chrome. : ) I’m just part of the Doomed, I guess.


35 posted on 06/07/2011 9:14:05 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (It's not so much where, but to whom.)
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To: Freddd
Probably. If enough Beck viewers leave FOX i could do damage to their numbers.

All it takes is a small percentage to leave.

FOX started to turn left when they became so widely succesful. If they had a challenger from the right it would help.
36 posted on 06/07/2011 9:15:38 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: dalebert

June 30th, I think, is his last show on FNC.


37 posted on 06/07/2011 9:16:12 AM PDT by jackv (The darkness hates the light!)
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To: Minus_The_Bear; LS; JesseWatters
So now we'll have to pay to watch Glenn on a computer - not in the comfort of our family room in front of the TV? Grrr... just what I was fearing.

I suppose he'll reach many young people, as he wanted, but he will be shutting out thousands, if not millions, of seniors and other non tech-savvy people (like my in-laws who worship Glenn Beck). They are going to miss Glenn's daily 5pm show each day.

Why can't he just keep his FNC TV show, and maybe launch a 2nd hour on one of his websites? Right now watching our TV is far more convenient than watching "TV" online. I highly doubt we'll be subscribing to Beck's new "TV" network.

38 posted on 06/07/2011 9:18:15 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: nutmeg

You can still watch it on your TV.


39 posted on 06/07/2011 9:19:28 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: jackv; dalebert
June 30th, I think, is his last show on FNC.

Oh crap... I thought he was on FNC through the end of December 2011. :-(

40 posted on 06/07/2011 9:19:45 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: nutmeg

I can’t explain why Glenn is doing what he’s doing, but possibly the falling sponsor $$ have something to do with it. But for sure, Glenn has a strategy to be profitable.


41 posted on 06/07/2011 9:19:45 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: TomGuy

Sorry I guess I needed the sarcasm tag for those of you in Rio Linda.
I once was a big fan of Beck but his shtick wore out long time ago. I won’t use electricity to listen to him anymore. But if you want to send him more money feel free, and don’t forget to buy your tee shirt on the way out.


42 posted on 06/07/2011 9:21:02 AM PDT by FreedomGuru
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To: FreedomGuru
How much? How much to be a GBTV insider? How much to be a GBTV insider plus? How much for the optional GBTV insider magazine? How much for the GBTV live show coming to a theater not near you? And has Glenn started the book on how he started GBTV.com?

I know... it's ridiculous, isn't it? I like Glenn, but I think this is a really BAD move. He will be shutting out millions of people - especially seniors and people who aren't tech-savvy (like my in-laws who LOVE Glenn).

I'm somewhat tech-savvy, but I have no interest in paying to have to watch him in another room on my computer. If he's not on "old-fashioned" TV in the comfort of our family room, I won't be watching him.

43 posted on 06/07/2011 9:23:53 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: 30Moves

I wonder how many of the critics of Beck’s pay-per-view operation are handing over big dollars to the left by paying for cable? My bet? Lots.


44 posted on 06/07/2011 9:26:45 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Minus_The_Bear
You can still watch it on your TV.

Until someone actually comes to my house and shows me how to watch an online-only "TV" program on my actual TV, my computer and laptops and the television will be separate components that don't interact.

We finally just got a new HDTV and DVR... we're still trying to figure all that out (and we needed much help from the cable company and Best Buy's Geek Squad). And this damn computer needs to go to the shop yet again... there's only so much of this stuff we can handle by ourselves, to be honest.

45 posted on 06/07/2011 9:28:15 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: nutmeg
Lol. You can watch it on your TV in any room anywhere. It doesn't have to be on a computer.

Have you ever heard of MLB.tv

I understand if you don't like Glenn Beck though... he is kind of annoying.
46 posted on 06/07/2011 9:28:48 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: nutmeg

This is the Internet. Shouldn’t his advertising be enough for him to offer the program for free?

If it were free I would likely check out his “station” every so often, but I am not going to pay for it. I have never liked his radio or Fox programs enough to do that.


47 posted on 06/07/2011 9:29:55 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: nutmeg
Roku
48 posted on 06/07/2011 9:30:41 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Minus_The_Bear
I like Beck, but I'm not interested in paying to watch his show online only.

Yes, I've heard of MLB.tv, but as far as I know you have to watch it only on a computer... (??)

49 posted on 06/07/2011 9:31:15 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: Minus_The_Bear
Yes, I've heard of MLB.tv, but as far as I know you have to watch it only on a computer... (??)

Or on mobile devices, ie iPhone, etc.

50 posted on 06/07/2011 9:33:47 AM PDT by nutmeg
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