Newsmax Media today announced that it has reached a distribution agreement with satellite TV provider DISH Network Corp. for Newsmax TV, expanding the reach of the forthcoming news, information and lifestyle channel to nearly 35 million satellite homes and businesses when it soft launches on June 16.
The new distribution deal puts Newsmax in more than one-third of U.S. cable and satellite homes. Last week the company announced a distribution deal with DIRECTV, the nation’s largest satellite provider reaching more than 20 million subscribers.
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CNN’s Brian Stelter was kind enough to interview me about Newsmax’s plans to start a cable news network that will compete in the space that Fox News rules – news with a conservative slant.
There’s no question that Fox is great at what it does and Fox News’s owner Rupert Murdoch was a genius when he created the conservative-leaning news network in 1996. Of course, we’re not really taking on Fox News head-to-head, but we do hope there will be quite an audience for our brand of “nicer, gentler” reporting with a conservative slant, without having to resort to vitriol or polemic.
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