TheBlaze Extends Its Reach, Announces TV Deal With Tri-State (NY, NJ, CT) Cable Provider

Audiences in the New York tri-state area will soon have access to everything TheBlaze TV has to offer thanks to deal struck with Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC).

Cablevision’s Optimum TV audiences in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut will now have access to TheBlaze TV programs, including “The Glenn Beck Program,” “Real News,” and “B.S. of A.,” as well as documentaries and original specials.

“Optimum TV is the only cable provider in the Tri-State area to bring our customers original programming from Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze, and the independent network will add more diversity to our strong line-up, providing our customers with more choices that our customers appreciate,” Bradley Feldman, Cablevision’s vice president of video product management, said in a statement.

This is the latest step in TheBlaze’s ongoing efforts to expand its network to a wider audience since first launching on Sept. 12, 2011.

Formerly known as GBTV, TheBlaze TV has quickly grown into one of the world’s largest online streaming networks with over 300,000 subscribers.

“TheBlaze is the rare independent network that has a built in passionate audience, and therefore adds value to Optimum TV’s channel line-up,” TheBlaze President of Business Development Lynne Costantini said in a statement. “TheBlaze serves a growing conservative and libertarian audience, and we are pleased to work with Cablevision on bringing our network to Optimum TV customers.”

TheBlaze TV will be available in May to Optimum’s residential customers with the Optimum Preferred, Silver and Gold Packages.

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