Emmy-winning Actor and conservative Kelsey Grammer is lending his distinctly familiar voice in promoting RightNetwork, a new online and cable on-demand programming channel offering alternative programming with a decidedly right-of-center spin. "We're not out to vilify or accuse or identify anybody as an enemy," Grammer has said. "We're out there to encourage people to open their minds and take a look at some things that we as a group of people believe is the right direction for the country."
With a growing base of outspoken conservatives drawn out of political slumber by the rising tea party movement and an entertainment industry continually pushing the bar away from family-friendly wholesome entertainment, Grammer and fellow investors--including Ed Snider, chairman of Comcast-Spectacor and owner of the Philadelphia 76ers and Flyers--saw a growing demand for a RightNetwork. Programming is available at RightNetwork.com and to Verizon FiOS customers. Wireless company Nokia also offers on-the-go access.
"We're middle-of-the road people who have a fairly conservative approach to government, that's all. Less government," Grammer says. "It's not some insidious group of people who are plotting some horrible takeover."
The on-demand programming caters to new trends in at-home television viewing, where families select programs from their DVR lists or from cable companies' on-demand offerings. Best of all, RightNetwork's programming casts a wide net of interests for potential viewers:
"If you have NBC, ABC, you have entire networks flooded with a very particular point of view," Grammer says. "They won't admit it, but it's clearly the way it is. There's plenty of room for us."