Media fare for conservatives is about to get larger — and louder.
BlazeTV, the independent company launched in December by conservative titans Mark Levin and Glenn Beck, has expanded its programing to include libertarian content and humor, featuring longtime grassroots activist Matt Kibbe and comedian Chad Prather.
“As a libertarian, I’m proud to be joining BlazeTV. I’m going to put some new ideas forward, have thoughtful conversations with smart people from different perspectives, and reach for new audiences outside of the usual silos,” said Mr. Kibbe, who founded the grassroots groups Freedomworks and Free the People, and will anchor a new offering called “Kibbe on Liberty.”
It showcases his basic guiding principle — “Don’t hurt people and don’t take their stuff” — and is set to debut on Feb. 18.
“This isn’t just about producing quality content. As supposedly public social media platforms censor certain voices to shelter their ideological biases, BlazeTV will be a vital platform where speech is truly free,” Mr. Kibbe noted.
Mr. Prather, meanwhile, will introduce “Humor Me with Chad Prather” on Jan 30, featuring 20 episodes which follow the funnyman on tour, at home and among celebrities, also introducing “his personal cast of sketch comedy characters,” according to advance production notes.
“After lots of thoughtful discussions with Blaze Media, we found an idea that is a fantastic fit for my voice and audience — one that is going to make them think and laugh. There’s no better combination in media than humor and thought,” said Mr. Prather.
“The new shows from Chad and Matt provide even greater diversity of viewpoints and programming options for our audience,” said Gaston Mooney, president of parent company Blaze Media.
In total, Blaze TV is capable of reaching 165 million people, and is featured on AppleTV, ROKU, ChromeCast and Amazon Fire TV, among other platforms. The lineup currently features founders Mssrs. Levin and Beck, along with Steven Crowder, Eric Bolling, Phil Robertson, Andrew Wilkow, Deneen Borelli and Steve Deace, among many commentators and performers.