Glenn Beck’s Internet-Only Show Premieres Monday
Glenn Beck is getting a chance to let his fans see him on a daily basis once again when his new, daily Internet-only show, titled Glenn Beck, premieres Monday at 5 p.m. ET. The daily news show will stream on Beck's new subscription-only website GBTV. Though the controversial conservative personality has maintained his daily radio show since leaving his Fox News program, he hasn't had a visual presence since June, when he left the cable news giant.
The Wall Street Journal reports Beck's web venture now boasts more than 230,000 subscribers. It's much less than Beck's 2.2 million average audience on Fox News, but more than the average of 156,000 people who watched Oprah Winfrey's OWN in June.
Beck is expected to discuss the 10th anniversary of September 11 in the first show, with an emphasis on taking action. He's also expected to discuss the economy.
While certain aspects of Beck's old show will make the jump from TV to Internet (yes, he's still going to use the chalkboard), the new show is twice the length of the old show and will feature a variety of new contributors.
Beck's production company, Mercury Radio Arts, owns the new web venture and his new show. As Beck told the newspaper, he will have "complete creative control since I own the show and the network." He also cautioned, "GBTV is not for slugs." He emphasized the network's urgent call to activism.
GBTV costs subscribers $9.99 a month to stream on computers or mobile devices. In addition to Beck's show, the network streams a live telecast of Beck's radio show, another radio show The 4th Hour, documentaries and the comedy program The B.S. of A.