On Monday, CRTV and TheBlaze announced the merger of the two media companies into Blaze Media. According to a Blaze Media press release, this new media company reaches over 165 million people and is the largest independent, traditionally conservative, multiplatform media company in the United States.
Blaze Media “provides news, opinion, and entertainment” from a wide range of conservative viewpoints. It is pro-America, “honors the individual liberties protected by the Constitution, celebrates our uniquely American values, welcomes the debate of opposing views, and refuses to capitulate to angry mobs that seek to silence free speech.”
“Tens of millions of Americans have had it with the biased, ideologically driven mainstream media outlets that sanctimoniously advance their own agendas under the guise of ‘news’ and ‘journalism,’” said Mark Levin, founder of LevinTV, the flagship program of CRTV. “Conservatives actually believe in a free press and the rest of the Constitution. This is why I started LevinTV, which grew into the CRTV digital network. In order to further expand and offer the public an alternative to liberal media groupthink, I’m very excited about the merger of TheBlaze and CRTV. The timing is perfect.”
“The combination of the exceptional roster of TheBlaze and CRTV talent means Blaze Media will now be as broad and ideologically diverse as the audiences we serve,” said TheBlaze founder Glenn Beck. “Conservatives, libertarians, constitutionalists, and more have a home at Blaze Media. Our hosts will have differences, but we share a common belief in free expression, honest discourse, and a society founded in the principles of the Bill of Rights. I’m beyond thrilled about this merger.”
BlazeTV, the subscription video-on-demand platform of the new Blaze Media, offers 30 original shows, including Mark Levin, Glenn Beck, Steven Crowder, Eric Bolling, and programming by dozens more notable conservative personalities, such as Pat Gray, Phil Robertson, Andrew Wilkow, and many more.
CRTV subscribers and premium subscribers of TheBlaze will have access to the full on-demand library of both companies. In January 2019, Blaze Media will also be expanding its linear programming lineup, which will continue to reach subscribers of DISH, Verizon, and numerous other cable television affiliates.
The announcement was met with excitement from influential conservatives.
— Brent Bozell (@BrentBozell) December 3, 2018
— Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) December 3, 2018
Very exciting for all of them, and for conservative media in general https://t.co/HB2sBULJyQ
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) December 3, 2018
Very exciting news — congratulations! https://t.co/SG8yjigXq0
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 3, 2018
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