Skip to comments.Canít get enough MSNBC? Get ready for MSNBC2
Posted on 06/18/2014 11:30:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
For those MSNBC viewers that simply cannot get all the MSNBC they would like, the cable news network is experimenting with an online network which will feature MSNBCs current personalities engaging with regular guests, but without the constraints imposed on content by advertising breaks.
MSNBC's streaming a "pilot episode of a web-only show" by @KrystalBall: http://t.co/CpKvItrLXk And calling the stream MSNBC2.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 18, 2014
Similar to Fox News and CNNs web-based programming, MSNBCs inaugural show featured personalities who are already familiar to the networks regular audience. The inaugural program, broadcast live, featured MSNBC’s The Cycle co-host Krystal Ball hosting a panel talk show dubbed Krystal Clear.
In a pilot episode of a web-only show, Krystal Ball breaks down the crisis in Iraq with Ayman Mohyledin and Lt. Col. Michael Kay; talks about Hillary Clintons Hard Choices with book friends New York Times Nick Confessore and Policy Mics Elizabeth Plank.
The panel guests who joined Ball to discuss Clintons ongoing book tour examined the gender bias that will plague her likely presidential campaign and defended her wealth, while expressing concerns over whether the Clinton familys stature will prevent the former secretary of state from being able to relate to average voters.
In a final segment, Ball delivered a monologue rehashing the themes which motivated the short-lived Occupy Wall Street protest movement and mocked Goldman Sachs Group CEO Lloyd Blankfein for being late to the club by only recognizing the scourge of income inequality recently.
Balls MSNBC2 program will air live on the web every Wednesday at 11 a.m. ET. It is unclear how the cable news network intends to populate the new online channel with more programming.
Then from there they will go to a newsletter distributed locally in Bayonne.
I hear its going to have cost efficient programing — they are just going to set up a camera in a lunatic asylum.
“It is unclear how the cable news network intends to populate the new online channel with more programming...but it will probably come shortly after the producers have their morning coffee.”
And they will get 12 viewers, doubling thier audience.
What difference does it make. Cable channel packages are bundled whether you like them or not.
AT&T just lowered my bill like $70/mo after I called to ask how much for just internet. I was shocked.
That's the only way MSNBC survives. If people could choose which cable channels they want MSNBC would fold within six months.
Constraints of advertising breaks... Read: We cant get anyone to buy airtime on our pile of suckage....
More likely they’ll split the 12 MSNBC viewers.
How many viewers will it have?
The power of fail squared.
And in other mathematic pricipals zero times 2 is still zero.
Like Rush said, it ain’t ratings...it’s crony capitalism and it’s about the guests, the propoganda, message, etc. MSNBC owners get handouts as favors and for that business, they reward 0bummer and his commie buddies with low info voter doublespeak.
Hey, today marks the biggest similarity in Atlas Shrugged...remember the steel formula patent being taken away from the steel manufacturer for the good of the people?
who is paying to keep this cess oil o the air?
Viva la difference!
Oh great, Krystal Ball the numbskull that said:
Animal Farm was “a tale of Capitalism greed.” But Orwell himself said that the plot of Animal Farm is an analogy of Stalin and absolute power but hey, Krystal, don’t let those pesky facts get in the way.
mmmmeeeeeehhhhhhhh, something else for me to ignore.
They should skip 2 and go right to 3. Like it will make a difference. I bet some people watch it just to see the commercials and fast forward through the programs.