Glenn Beck wants you to pay to watch his show

glenn-beck-gi-320.jpgWhen Glenn Beck leaves Fox News Channel at the end of this month, he'll be taking his show to a new online network he's creating. But if you want to follow him to the Internet, you'll have to pay for the privilege.

According to the New York Times, Beck will announce on Tuesday (June 7) an Internet network called GBTV, the centerpiece of which will be his daily show. He plans to charge subscribers to access GBTV. The GBTV website offers regular subscriptions for $4.95 per month or $49.95 per year and a premium package (that includes extra content) for $99.95 annually.

Charging for content online doesn't have the greatest track record, which Beck acknowledges. "I think we might be a little early," he tells the Times. "But I'd rather be ahead of the pack than part of it."

GBTV launches this week, but Beck's daily show won't begin streaming until Sept. 12. He also hopes to build a lineup of programming that includes scripted and unscripted shows.

"If you're a fan of Jon Stewart, you're going to find something on GBTV that you're going to enjoy," Beck says. "If you're a fan of '24,' you're going to find something on GBTV that you're going to enjoy."
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