Brace yourselves, New York-area readers: Glenn Beck is returning to your televisions.
The commentator left Fox News Channel in 2011 after his contract was not renewed, going on to form his own internet venture TheBlaze. Now The New York Times reports that his business venture has been picked up for broadcast in the New York tri-state area by cable provider Cablevision.
The deal comes just two months after TheBlaze announced its intent to pursue broadcast opportunities on cable and satellite systems in the US. Cablevision is one of the largest cable providers in the country, with three million subscribers in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The programming will reportedly be available to subscribers of its Optimum TV service beginning in late May.
Bradley Feldman, vice president of video product management at the company, said, "Optimum TV is the only cable provider in the tri-state area to bring our customers original programming from Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze, and the independent network will add more diversity to our strong lineup, providing our customers with more choices that our customers appreciate."
Beck has spearheaded over 40 hours of weekly programming on TheBlaze, including simulcasts of his syndicated radio show, an evening exclusive show and a nightly panel show centered on the news of the day.