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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:41 am 
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Boom. Now this is some serious good media news for the new year.

We blew Air America. Could we get this right? Here's hoping.

BTW, I miss CurrentTV. :cry:

New streaming network launching for liberals
https://www.axios.com/axios-media-trend ... 45841.html

David Bohrman, former Current TV President and former CNN Washington bureau chief and chief innovation officer at CNN Worldwide, is launching a new over-the-top (OTT) video service that will cater to progressive Americans, called the Political Voices Network (PVN).

The network will be both advertising and subscription-based, offering $10 membership access to content across platforms, discounts for live events and more.
The effort is currently self-funded, but Bohrman is seeking a seed round in the $3-5 million range. He plans to launch the network by the second quarter of this year.
Why it matters: Bohrman argues there has been a vacancy of progressive voices in the video space compared to the right. On the "left" he sees only The Young Turks as being a viable competitor, compared to many more consumer options for video streaming on the right, like Glenn Beck's The Blaze, One American News Network (OANN), Newsmax, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin's CRTV, and more.

From a business perspective, more consumers are looking to streaming options for news and sports, two topics that are mostly still watched live. Bohrman says he is interested in expanding to sports in the future.

PVN will be available on http://www.leftisright.com, and on the major platforms of Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Prime, as well as on mobile iOS and Android devices.
The network plans to air more than 20 hours each day of live political news and insights.
On-air talent includes Stephanie Miller and Bill Press, and more to come.
Bohrman plans to hire roughly 18 employees for launch. He plans to keep staffing light and utilizing much of the infrastructure that is already built-in with the existing shows.

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Randi Rhodes people, Randi Rhodes. And Nicole Sandler. C'mon. Oh yeah, David Pakman, Thom Hartmann, Sam Seder, the Talent is Out There. I Want to Believe. :mrgreen:

BTW, it's bittersweet saying this, but I think Al Franken has some free time, now. :|

I can get Newsmax and OANN and CRTV through my Apple TV, I just don't fucking want to. Give me an alternative to that shite, please.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:31 am 
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Something to look into - thanks for the heads up!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:02 pm 
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Interesting.


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Maybe he'll resurrect the First Church of the Gooey Death and Discount House of Worship.

A reference to Don Imus in the morning.


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They still missed an amazing opportunity with Air America. They could have been on millions of car radios for people who work all day getting their first contact with the outside world while sitting in traffic. The hardware was in place and people knew how to use it.

No one wanted to fund it.

I'm sure a lot of the reason is that they figured AM radio was obsolete, and everyone would be streaming in two years max. How many years ago was that? Oops.

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