GBTV: The Network of Tomorrow, A Day Early
“We are not trying to entertain the critics. I’ll take my chances with the public.” –Walt Disney
Walt Disney, one of Glenn Beck’s personal heroes, sought to be one of the world’s leading producers and providers of entertainment and information. Glenn, too, seeks to captivate, entertain, and inform the public with his new media empire: GBTV.
When Glenn Beck announced nearly a year ago that he was leaving his successful Fox News program, moving to Texas, and forging a new frontier with media by creating GBTV, my first thought was, Oh no! Please don’t leave Fox News. My second thought was, Has he gone crazy?
Now, almost a year later, I can see the start of his vision for GBTV and the outline of the new trails he is blazing. His avant-garde, out-of-the-box thinking just might pay off.
What is GBTV? GBTV is Glenn’s live HD Internet Network, kind of like a Glenn Beck channel, but on the Internet. The subscription-based network features his hour long daily program (similar to his popular Fox News show), plus a lineup of original Glenn Beck Programming, news, documentaries, reality and behind-the-scenes shows, and much more. It breaks the mold of the traditional media confines because GBTV is beholden to you, the viewer, not advertisers and cable news bigwigs; GBTV is being built by you.
Glenn has already populated GBTV with several shows, many of which are suitable for the whole family, that you can catch live or on demand.
Glenn Beck Radio Program
GBTV allows you to not only listen, but to watch Glenn, Pat and Stu broadcast the radio program from 9am – 12pm weekdays from their GBTV studio in Dallas. The fully produced five camera video broadcast offers the viewer unsurpassed quality and a real behind-the-scenes feel.
The 4th Hour
The 4th Hour with Stu and Pat comes on right after the Glenn Beck Radio Program at noon. With a lighter mood, they delve into topics that Glenn didn’t get to cover with different perspectives and humor. This bonus hour also includes Moron Trivia during football season.
The Glenn Beck Program
This is like the Fox News show, except Glenn is more candid than he ever was on Fox. Check it out weeknights from 5-6pm or on demand when it’s convenient for you.
This is the reality show for every 912-er! Follow Frank Belcastro and his family as they try to live independently and completely off the grid. Episodes air Wednesdays at 8pm or on demand.
Real News from The Blaze
“The truth has no agenda” is the motto for this news show, which immediately follows The Glenn Beck Program at 6pm weeknights. The Real News from The Blaze is a roundtable discussion by journalists and commentators who focus on news and analysis from the realms of politics, the economy, national security, foreign policy, and other impactful stories that the mainstream media ignores.
This fun, enlightening show for kids offers a look at what grownups are talking about. Hosted by Raj Nair, the show explores History, Science, Video Games, and The Arts like no other show on TV or anywhere else. Tune in weekdays at 4:30pm.
B.S. of A.
Join GBTV’s chief humorist Brian Sack every Thursday from 7:00 – 7:30pm for an objective, witty and humorous take at the news of the day through a balanced lens. Think SNL without the liberal bias. It’s also fun when they poke fun of Glenn.
How do you get GBTV?
You can try it for free for 14 days. Next, you’ll need to decide if you want to sign up for one of two subscription plans. The GBTV option ($4.95/month) gives you access to Glenn’s one hour program on weeknights in HD quality video.
However, my recommendation is to forgo the fancy coffee a couple times a month and spring for something much more valuable with a GBTV Plus subscription ($9.95/month or $99.95 for the year with the year discount). The GBTV Plus subscription gives you access to all the shows mentioned above along with his exclusive documentaries, Beck University and special offers and discounts only offered to GBTV Plus subscribers. It is a wealth of information worth much more than $9.95 per month.
How do you watch GBTV?
There are a number of ways to tune in to GBTV. You can watch on your computer and TV (via Roku and Boxee), plus enjoy total access on your iPhone®, iPad® and iPod® touch through the GBTV app.
Like Walt Disney, Glenn is a pioneer trying to change the media landscape, but unlike Disney, Glenn may not be creating the happiest place on earth—quite honestly it could be the scariest place on earth because the truth is sometimes hard to swallow. However, GBTV is exactly what America and the world needs right now.
For more information, visit www.gbtv.com.