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We could be seeing a new network coming together.
Mediaite reported today that a now-former producer of a Fox News program cites plans to join O’Reilly “in a new online video project that is soon to launch” as a reason for departure from the network.
The producer also revealed that “there are broadcast plans to follow shortly” but did not reveal anything more specific.
O’Reilly told Mediaite when they reached out for comment:
“We are assembling a team of journalists and are considering a number of options as BillOReilly.com is quickly developing into a major enterprise.”
There had been talk that a Sinclair-Tribune merger could land O’Reilly, or Newsmax, where O’Reilly recently showed up as a guest commentator. Variety reported yesterday that One America News Network was eagerly courting the former Fox News host, and so perhaps they are the leader in this particular horse race. But his comment could suggest that he is taking a similar route as his former Fox News colleague Glenn Beck and create his own digital video network like The Blaze.
This news tidbit is the clearest sign yet that O’Reilly is staffing up to get back into the game of opinion journalism. Mediaite had the scoop in April of a new conservative network being planned as a reaction to what one executive described as “Fox News moving too far left.”
That would be nice. But there are many people who just can't afford online premium broadcasts. I hope O'Reilly will consider a show on OANN. I think he'd reach more people that way.
I agree. I think they may be planning a news channel like Fox used to be. I'm hoping it's not one we have to pay for too.
A while back I heard that O'Reilly and several wealthy conservatives were considering a new, conservative news channel. Maybe they're considering a partnership or something with OANN. At this point I don't think O'Reilly would consider only having a show on a network. I believe he'd want at least some control over programming, etc. I'm guessing he'd ultimately want majority ownership of any network.
I had heard that too, Deb. After what happened with O'Reilly, I would imagine he would want control. I hope they do it.