TheBlaze, the TV channel founded by former HLN and Fox News host Glenn Beck, has signed up its second major pay-TV provider. Cablevision, which has over three million subscribers in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut tri-state area will be adding the channel to its lineup in late May. It will be available on the preferred, silver and gold packages.
While TheBlaze has TV carriage agreements with some 11 other pay-TV operators, the Cablevision deal is the second big deal for the growing company, which began a major push to secure TV distribution earlier this year. DISH Network was the first major MSO to carry the channel last year.
The other 10 operators are smaller, independent cable companies, spread throughout the country. While TheBlaze seeks TV deals, it remains available to subscribers directly over the internet for a monthly fee.
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