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Beck is Back, and Online-Only

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, September 13 2011

Glenn Beck's Internet-only television network launched yesterday, Reuters reports:

Beck left Fox News at the end of June -- or was forced to leave, depending on whom you ask.

While at Fox, Beck drew an average of 2.2 million viewers, but his often-divisive remarks led to problems with advertisers and, ultimately, conflict with the network.

Beck then announced his plans for GBTV, moved its headquarters to Texas and has now racked up more than 230,000 paying subscribers. That already eclipses the viewership for the Oprah Winfrey Network.

The hyperpolitical pundit's subscription service offers users exclusive offerings including a video broadcast of his radio program and a "1-hour program for the younger set," called "Liberty Treehouse," that runs through the issues of the day for the "after-school crowd."