Dish, TheBlaze Reach Carriage Deal

Satellite Giant Was First MVPD to Launch Net in 2012

Dish Network said it has reached a multi-year renewal agreement with TheBlaze, Glenn Beck’s news, information and entertainment network.

TheBlaze originally launched on Dish in September 2012.

"We’re proud to have been the first pay-TV provider to offer TheBlaze, kicking off the network’s TV launch with a bang, and we’re pleased to continue our partnership," said Dish senior vice president of programming Warren Schlichting in a statement. "With networks like TheBlaze, we continue to offer Dish customers access to channels that represent a wide range of news, opinions and perspectives on today’s most important issues."

TheBlaze is available to Dish viewers on channel 212 as part of the satellite giant’s  America's Top 250 package or a la carte for $5 a month.

“Three years ago, and with customer demand and innovation in their sights, Dish took a chance on our brand by being the first MVPD to launch TheBlaze,” said TheBlaze president of business development Lynne Costantini in a statement. “Not only was TheBlaze unproven in the linear MVPD space at the time, it was and continues to be a network that coexists with an online subscription network.  TheBlaze looks forward to continuing to partner and innovate with Dish bringing original programming with a unique point of view to its customers and our fans across multiple platforms.”

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.