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Eric Bolling signs new long-term deal with Blaze Media

Success of hit show 'America' leads conservative network to double down for expansion following merger with CRTV

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Blaze Media announced Wednesday that it will be delivering more of "America," extending the contract for host Eric Bolling on BlazeTV through 2021 and investing in more annual episodes of the hit show. The conservative network is a conglomeration of TheBlaze and CRTV, where Bolling launched "America" on Independence Day 2018.

What are the details?

Through "America," Bolling has already shaken up the television market by delivering no-nonsense, transparent, and honest insight for audiences with a tenacity not seen anywhere on cable news.

The 55-year-old host has tackled topics like veteran suicide, gateway drugs, border security, and in-depth analysis on several aspects of America's opioid crisis with guests such as first lady Melania Trump, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz, Rep. Jim Jordan, and a number of other leading experts and officials who make the country run.

"Eric has played a vital role in BlazeTV's expansion and dominance this past year in the digital video space," said Gaston Mooney, co-president of Blaze Media. "His genuine and authentic approach connects with the audience as only he can. Eric consistently raises the bar, further disrupting the traditional media space. We are thrilled about what comes next with Eric Bolling at BlazeTV."

"America" has received rave reviews from BlazeTV subscribers, and the host says the response from viewers has been astounding.

"When we first announced 'America' this past summer, I received a massive amount of support from my audience and the silent majority around the country," said Bolling, who also serves as BlazeTV's senior political anchor. "I am thankful for and have loved connecting with fans from around the nation, who have helped make 'America' must-see TV.

"BlazeTV is building a conservative powerhouse of established marquee names and tomorrow's up-and-coming stars," Bolling continued. "I welcome more voices to join me at the nation's 'go-to' network for conservative opinion."

Prior to his career in media, Bolling spent 15 years at the New York Mercantile Exchange, serving on its board of directors and driving it to an IPO in 2005 — the largest in history, at the time. He is the former host of CNBC's "Fast Money," and spent a decade hosting numerous prime-time shows on Fox News.

Bolling has written two New York Times best-sellers, "Wake Up America" and "The Swamp."

Anything else?

"America" is a flagship format for BlazeTV, sitting alongside other stand-out offerings, including "LevinTV" hosted by Mark Levin, "Louder with Crowder" hosted by Steven Crowder, "The Glenn Beck Program" hosted by Glenn Beck, and "In the Woods with Phil" hosted by Phil Robertson.

Blaze Media is one of the nation's largest independent media companies, with a reach of over 165 million each month with products and programming spanning cable and satellite TV, subscription video on-demand, podcasts, social media, and other digitally distributed publishing assets and channels.

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