Skip to comments.Why Sarah Palin launched her own online TV network
Posted on 07/28/2014 12:46:25 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
Sarah Palin hasnt held office for five years, but the former Alaska governors reach only seems to grow.
The one-time GOP vice presidential nominee has launched her own Internet TV network, named drumroll, please The Sarah Palin Channel. Its a subscription-based service, and shes charging $9.95 a month or $99.95 a year.
I want to talk directly to you on our channel, on my terms and no need to please the powers that be, Ms. Palin says in a video on the site, which went live Sunday. Together, well go beyond the sound bites and cut through the medias politically correct filter.
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I assume for the same reason everyone launches their own Network. Money.
I assume that you assume wrong.
At more expensive than Amazon Prime your assumption would appear to be wrong. There’s some serious dolla-dolla-bill potential there, and no having to deal with network brass.
I like the very last sentence in the article; ‘When it comes to making money, ideology takes the back seat!’ So true about 89% of the time.
Also, supposedly unfettered content control.
I’ve been whining about not having conservative only TV stations but the uneducated voter is not going to pay. I will.
But with Amazon Prime, you get much more than Sarah Palin telling you what she thinks. She would have greater impact posting her thoughts on Youtube like everyone else does. By sitting behind a paywall, she’s limiting her audience to her loyal fanbase.
But she’s getting way more money. At least for a while. Eventually this will self limit her audience, much like the move has done to Beck.
I agree. For a long time, the Palin family has been about lining their own pockets....a la Coulter, Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh, et al.
It’s the American way. I don’t fault them.....the brass ring is there...and they went for it.
Because not that many people were interested in seeing more than about an hour of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska”?
Because a lot of disgusted conservatives will never tune in to Glenn Beck’s station again?
So, I guess it’s time for some people to stop printing “Palin in 2016” bumper stickers.
Money grab. But so what, this America. Grab away Sarah. Just don’t expect any from me.
Beck has made no bones about the fact that he's paid for a lot of what goes on his network out of his own pocket, the subscriptions and advertising help pay for the high production costs. Sure it looked cheesy in the beginning but you can tell there has been some success in his network just judging from the new studios being built. Beck has made some stupid statements as of late, but I'm willing to stick it out longer because I see value elsewhere in his network. I like the news and investigative journalism shows that are on in the evening. And while the radio side is free of charge, there's a lot of interesting content besides Glenn Beck's show on there as well.
I love Sarah, but I am dubious about this.. She should have jumped in with Glenn Beck on his network. Beck should also hire Jay Leno to do a monthly special
I would love to see Beck kick multi-media butt!
(I know we don’t agree with him 100% but he is certainly on our side)
For all you jurors, she is not hiding behind a paywall. She is trying to break the competition that refuses to properly inform Americans. There is no way she has ever been involved in this for only herself. She has dared to challenge the status quo every chance she gets. It must not be too fun to spend much of your time looking over your shoulder. I support her 100% and so should the majority on this “conserative” site.
That is a lie, who has been more politically active and successful in advancing conservatism, than Governor Palin for the last 6 years.
Conservatives need to stay away from Glenn Beck.
Money makes the world go around. Without it, she can’t campaign with and for people, can’t “make a difference”.
I want her to be as effective, as much of a thorn in the libs’ collective arses, as possible. And that takes money.
More power to her. I wish her well.
A conservative politico wants to start a station to get a conservative message out; and posters on a conservative website criticize her for asking users to voluntarily pay for access. Did I wake up in Bizarro world?
I don’t begrudge her the money. I do think it’s silly how much people think she’s some sort of great crusader. She’s a pundit, a professional celebrity. She went from obscure governor to VP of a doomed candidacy and somehow a cult developed around her. She isn’t effective, she isn’t a thorn in anybody’s arses. She’s making money to talk to the choir. Which is fine, but let’s not pretend it’s changing the world. Like most professional talkers if she disappeared tomorrow people would forget about her the day after.
Join the club! It is bizarre and inexcusable.
“...I dont begrudge her the money....”
No, I didn’t think you did. Did not mean to imply it, either; my point was that no matter what is takes for her to get face time, voice time, photo time, she’ll do it - it drives the left bat-sh*t crazy that she’s out there.
“...She isnt effective, she isnt a thorn in anybodys arses...”
We’ll disagree there, friend. A LOT of women see her, hear her, and compare her to the shrill harpies on the left. I teach women to shoot; I talk to them all the time, and Mrs. Palin is definitely a face they know and relate to.
“...Which is fine, but lets not pretend its changing the world....”
It’s not changing “the world”, but she has an impact here and now; the specter of her running again is always on their minds... the whole “living in their heads rent-free” thing.
“...and somehow a cult developed around her. ..”
That’s because she gave people a bit of hope for something better - related to things that a lot of us remember and want to get back. Everybody needs that.
Hell, “hope” is how this frigging assclown got elected in the first place!
I think in the grand scheme of things, Mrs. Palin has a part to play - like you, me, and a host of other folks.
She’s got my support - as a candidate, as a pundit, or a professional celebrity.
Hell, she’s an old-school American, and I’ll support that ANY and EVERY time.
A lot of already CONSERVATIVE women see her and hear her. That’s the problem with the pundit life in this modern age when everybody constructs their own echo chamber. The only time liberal women are exposed to what she’s saying it’s been edited to make sure she sounds like an idiot. Pundits these days all wind up preaching to the choir, the age of people being exposed to differing opinions has passed. It’s a weird evolution of communication, here in the internet age when it’s easier than ever to get ideas from everywhere and create informed opinions people now use the internet to filter what their exposed to and make sure they only get what they already agree with.
Then tell me how one makes money on the Internet if they don't sell a product or have advertisers?
We need this! A Tea Party Network—the roots for a 3rd Party—a new way to govern America using the Constution as a guide. Maybe we need a New Republic. I long for the day she will be on the major cable system.
You're missing the bigger picture. With this TV channel, it is accessible ANYWHERE on a mobile device. I have a Samsung S4 and even YouTube on it sucks. When and if she runs for President, her supporters will know when she is coming, what speech she will give, and at what venue. This completely shuts out the MSM and forces them to cover her and her huge crowds on her terms.
By sitting behind a paywall, shes limiting her audience to her loyal fanbase.
Good. That eliminates the fringe wacko leftists and other disruptors. No liberal is going to pay $9.95 a month to go and harass Palin at one of her speeches. Conservatives will though, and once the crowds are broadcast, others will jump in and pay too.
Those of you complaining about Palin making money should realize that just 5 years ago, her family was in financial ruins and she had to resign to escape the Alinskyites targeting her using her own law.
“...The only time liberal women are exposed to what shes saying its been edited to make sure she sounds like an idiot...”
True enough. But I still believe she plays an important part.
We’ll leave it there, brother, as I have to go food shopping to get some chow in the house for the week.
Have a great evenin’.
I know we dont agree with him 100% but he is certainly on our side
Are we talking about the same Glenn Beck? The one who thinks it’s a great idea for people to help the illegal invaders stay in our country? No, thanks.
Sounds as if she's interested in more than just preaching to the choir.
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How come the Palin Family are not launching any of the following businesses.
Expanding their Fishing, Todd designing or manufacturing any of the vehicles he can operate including Seaplanes, Snowmobiles, ATV's etc.
Yes they are mature businesses, but on the back side their is a ton of Bureaucrats with fees and licenses and governing agencies.
They don't have to deal with Fedzilla to Launch a TV Channel on the web.....Yet...
That’s just understanding that people sharing the videos on social media is great advertising. But who’s going to be clicking through when you share a video on FB? Probably not your liberal friends and relatives.
If there’s a Sarah Palin video on YouTube, more than conservatives will watch it.
All you have to do is read the comment section on Facebook or Breitbart to realize she attracts a lot of libs. Kinda like Rush.
No they won’t. There ARE Sarah Palin videos on YouTube and the libs avoid them, unless they feel like complaining about them and trying to get them pulled. In this modern internet age people put a lot of effort into making sure they’re in an echo chamber.
People going over to make rude comments are generally not watching the video, they just make their comment and leave.
I thought it was a smart business idea back in March when I first heard of it and I think its a smart business idea now that Ive seen the results. It reminds me a bit, in fact, of what the boss emeritus was aiming for with our daily Vent segments back when Hot Air first launched, although Palins project promises lots more video content than we were capable of. (I also wonder if, like HA, her channel will feature more written content over time.) Tapp, the company behind it, sees its goal as connecting super-fans to the personalities they cant get enough of, and no pol has as many super-fans as Palin. Thats why I dont understand the grumbling about the subscription fee. Its slightly more expensive than Netflix $9.95 per month or $99.95 per year, same as TheBlaze but why wouldnt it be? Until recently, Netflix was the ultimate low-motivation purchase. You signed up not because there was anything in particular you wanted to watch but because the size of their library meant that you could find something of interest when you got bored. (The success of House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black may be changing that.) Palins channel and TheBlaze are high-motivation purchases: Theyre pitched not at the general public but at core fans of two political personalities with an intense following. Why wouldnt people like that pay more than the average Joe pays for Netflix? Some Palin and Beck fans would hand over quite a bit more than 10 bucks a month, Im sure.
Where does Tapp go after this, though? Who else on the public landscape would be a good fit for this sort of personalized TV channel? I think athletes are the best fit: Theyve got the time to do it in the off-season (and maybe sporadically during the season) and theyve got intense fan bases whod be willing to pay for a look behind the scenes. Why should LeBron or Richard Sherman be content with pre-game interviews or Twitter when they could do a webcam vid speaking directly to their fans once or twice a week, post it to their personal site, and charge five bucks a month to watch it? In the off-season, they could hire a small crew and do slightly more professional features every couple of weeks. Theyd make millions. Or rather, millions more than they do now. The only question is how much aggravation theyre willing to deal with during their down time in churning out clips.
If she would decide to re-enter the political arena, would this count against the equal access laws? Or could she continue it during a (hypothetical) campaign?
Hopefully she'll avoid Beck like the plague.........
Yes you did.......
This site has changed dramatically since I first joined and it's become nothing more than a zombie world where so called conservatives are more concerned with destroying anyone who doesn't conform 100% to their own personal line of politics.....
I only have to reference the "Great Purge" of 2008 that resulted in the banning of many great old time FReepers whose only crime was supporting Romney..........
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Agreed. Anyone who stands with GLAAD does not stand with me.
You can NOT be serious about this!
she need to an youtube channel
—— much like the move has done to Beck. ——
He’s on cable in a lot of markets. He’d have his own cable network by now if the cartel would sell to him. He’s a very astute businessman, but he was surprised by the fact that no cable network will sell to him.
What are the Palin's and so many others not getting into because of Capital requirements post Dodd Frank and not being able to launch something in your garage like an "Apple" today because XYZ "Dept of" bureaucrat with a clipboard won't let you do that. Again they can launch this On-Line-TV, for now...
Do you drive a car? If so, when are you going to start a car company?
if you are going to ONLY stand with the ‘perfect’ you are going to be in a very small crowd.
I disagree with Glenn on some things, but I prefer The Blaze news OVER everyone else including Fox News (they come in second)
Do you disagree or will you all close you ears and go “I can’t hear you nah nah nah nah nah...” because you disagree with SOME things he has done?
If not for Beck, who would know about George Soros (”spooky dude”) and Cloward-Piven strategy? Among MANY other things. Brietbart owes its existence in a large part to Beck.
He is right and wrong some times, just like all of us.
Mr. K, that's a straw man, and I respectfully suggest you know it is. I don't expect perfection from a human being. I do, though, expect more common sense and discernment than Beck shows.
"I disagree with Glenn on some things, but I prefer The Blaze news OVER everyone else including Fox News (they come in second)"
I don't care about The Blaze, and I only watch Fox once in a while. FR is my news source.
"Do you disagree or will you all close you ears and go I cant hear you nah nah nah nah nah... because you disagree with SOME things he has done?"
"If not for Beck, who would know about George Soros (spooky dude) and Cloward-Piven strategy? Among MANY other things. Brietbart owes its existence in a large part to Beck."
LOL, I don't know that I can agree with you there. Look, Beck did some useful things in the past, but he blew that capital with all the absurd stances he's taken and stunts he's pulled.
"He is right and wrong some times, just like all of us."
No. Not like all of us. He opened his arms and embraced a bunch of deviants and queers (GLAAD) because he's led by his emotions and he can't resist dramatic, grandiose gestures. He smeared Cliven Bundy and the people who supported him. He called conservatives "judgmental" and "pusses" for not falling in line with his latest stunt.
And then there's his ongoing fawning over Gandhi and Martin Luther King...it's sickening.
Like I said, I don't expect perfect, but Beck is a disgrace.
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