He once hosted a show on the network, but a new report claims there were talks of turning HLN into Glenn Beck‘s The Blaze.
Even as Time Warner continues discussions with Vice media, the Wall Street Journal‘s Keach Hagey reports CNN executives recently met with team Beck as it plans an overhaul of HLN:
Among the possible deals considered was an arrangement similar to the one being discussed with Vice Media, according to a person familiar with the deal: forming a new venture between CNN-parent Time Warner and The Blaze that would replace HLN’s current programming with Blaze programming.
Hagey reports the two sides couldn’t come to terms on a deal. Beck got his start on national TV on Headline News in 2006. He moved to Fox News in 2009, all while continuing his radio show and building his media empire. After leaving Fox News, he launched GBTV, which became The Blaze. Just this week, The Blaze updated its appeal to achieve greater distribution. The digital network is on about 60 small cable systems as well as DISH network, but not on the big 6 carriers which cover 75% of U.S. households.
This all puts the spotlight back on Vice Media. From Hagey: Read more