Sarah Palin Launches Online Video Channel
Sarah Palin has launched her own online video channel.
The Sarah Palin Channel launched Sunday, with the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential candidate serving as executive editor and overseeing all of the channel's content.
The subscription-based channel will be available on the TAPP platform. TAPP, which launched in March 2014, is the collaboration of former TV execs Jeff Gaspin and Jon Klein. TAPP aims to provide high-profile personalities with their own channels, and the Palin chanel has been rumored to be in the works for quite some time.
Membership to the Sarah Palin Channel includes a free trial and costs $9.95 per month, or $99.95 for the entire year. Active members of the military receive free membership.
"Audiences are clearly open to paying for premium access to deeper-dive content they love," said Gaspin, TAPP's chairman. Added TAPP CEO Klein: "Well-known personalities enjoy the connection to their supporters and control over the content." Klein said that TAPP plans to continue to add to its roster of public figures.
The channel will offer Palin's commentary on current events, along with a look at her family life. Members will also be able to speak directly to Palin via online chats. Palin currently stars on the Sportsman Channel's Amazing America With Sarah Palin.
Palin is not the first conservative personality to launch her own internet channel. Glenn Beck's cable-TV network, The Blaze, began as internet-streaming channel GBTV.