Glenn Beck is heading back to TV.
The controversial television host left the Fox network last year to start his own online network, TheBlaze TV. Beck announced today that he has signed a deal with the Dish Network to put his online television show back on TV.
The NY Times reports that The Blaze TV will remain available on the internet to its 300,000 paying subscribers.
“Our success over the past year has given us the ability to go on traditional television while maintaining complete creative control and freedom and remaining at the center of the Internet revolution.”
Beck left the Fox Network in the summer of 2011. His BlazeTV network has brought in a lot of money for the TV show host, but Beck was only reaching a fraction of the audience that he had at Fox. According to the Huffington Post, Beck had 300,000 subscribers to his online TV show. At Fox, his audience peaked at 3 million viewers a night.
Christopher Balfe, CEO of The Blaze, announced the deal in a blog post.
“Our subscribers’ enthusiasm and support has allowed us to make the necessary investments in programming and infrastructure, and we’re now in a position to launch a cable and satellite channel without losing control. We have the best staff, the best talent, world-class facilities and great distribution partners lined up, and we’ve done it all while ensuring that we answer to no one except our own audience.”
Are you excited for Glenn Beck to be back on TV?