A new challenger to cable news will arrive today.
Tucker Carlson is set to launch his own streaming service for $9 per month, which might go live as early as Monday morning.
The eponymously named Tucker Carlson Network has five shows planned in the first few weeks. Its logo is a red pill with the initials TCN.
The network’s leadership comprises of Carlson confidants; with Neil Patel as CEO, Justin Wells as the network president and Carlson as the face of the operation, hosting multiple shows. The network’s programming will feature long-form interviews, commentaries and investigative reporting.
Carlson revealed his reasons for challenging the status quo in a press release Monday morning:
“News coverage in the West has become a tool of repression. Reporters no longer reveal essential information to the public; they work to hide it. We plan to tell the truth about things that matter – clearly and without fear.”
Wells expressed gratitude to Elon Musk’s X for amplifying Carlson’s message following his dismissal from Fox News and stated that Carlson isn’t leaving the social network:
“Tucker has maintained an important connection with the audience on X. We look forward to continuing that relationships but also providing people with even more video content through Tucker Carlson Network.”
The Wall Street Journal further reports:
Carlson and his team explored launching TCN through X, but the company wasn’t able to move quickly enough to build out the technology they needed to run a subscription service, the people said.
X declined to comment.
Carlson will continue to post the service’s free content on X. His media company will also launch a new podcast, “The Tucker Carlson Podcast,” which will feature audio versions of that content.
Carlson’s team is exploring distributing the service through streaming-TV apps independently and through X, one of the people said.
The network is currently only accessible through TuckerCarlson.com.
This article was republished with permission from American Liberty News.