Barely a year after leaving Fox News, Glenn Back is back on the airwaves. On Wednesday, satellite broadcaster Dish Network announced that The Blaze, Beck’s 24-hour online news and opinion network, would be available to its subscribers starting at 5 p.m. EDT.
Beck departed Fox News in June 2011 amid declining ratings for his eponymous program and allegations that he was becoming increasingly extreme in his viewpoint. A year ago exactly, he launched GBTV, an online video channel which has attracted some 300,000 paid subscribers. In June, GBTV merged with TheBlaze.com, the right-leaning news site Beck founded in 2010.
Beck will continue to host his daily talk show on The Blaze; the current slate of programming also includes other news and opinion shows, as well as a reality series (“Independence USA”) and even a kids’ program (“Liberty Treehouse”).
In a statement released Wednesday morning, Dish chief executive Joseph Clayton boasted that “with Glenn's return, Dish is truly the one stop for news, opinion and perspective across the full political spectrum."