Ousted Fox News host Tucker Carlson is launching a streaming service

ESZTERGOM, HUNGARY – AUGUST 07: Tucker Carlson speaks during the Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) Feszt on August 07, 2021 in Esztergom, Hungary. The multi-day political event was organized by the Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC), a privately managed foundation that recently received more than $1.7 billion in public funds and assets. The leader of the board, Balazs Orban, who is also Secretary of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, said MCC’s priority is to promote patriotism among the next generation of Hungarian leaders. (Photo by Janos Kummer/Getty Images)
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Ousted Fox News host Tucker Carlson is launching a streaming service

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Stephen Battaglio

Dec. 11, 2023

Tucker Carlson, who was kicked off his Fox News program earlier this year, is going it alone

streaming steaming


The conservative provocateur

will announce is announced announced

he’s launching a new subscription streaming service

that will ask somewhere


will be asked

to pay $9 per month or an annual fee of $72 for his produced commentary videos and programming.

Carlson’s website says so

service channel

will feature exclusive interviews and investigations, news commentaries and “a direct line to Tucker and his team.”

The location was operational on Monday. He plans to reveal more details in an interview with

Megyn Kelly

on her SiriusXM radio show. When?

Carlson was the most watched primetime cable news host in the country, averaging more than 3 million viewers per day, until his program was canceled by Fox News on April 24.

His departure came a week after Fox News paid $787.5 million to settle a defamation suit from Dominion Voting Systems over the network’s false statements about voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

Carlson’s departure was related to the

Discrimination lawsuit filed by Abby Grossberg

, a producer who was fired by the network, claiming she was bullied and subjected to anti-Semitic comments on Carlson’s show. In a deposition, the former Fox News producer also said she was forced by corporate lawyers to give misleading answers in the Dominion Voting Systems defamation case. Fox News denied the claim and said she was fired for disclosing privileged company information.

Despite cable news drawing its largest audience, Carlson’s program lost its major advertising support due to the host’s inflammatory comments on race and immigration and conspiracy theories about the January 6th.



at the US Capitol


Carlson will remain under contract with Fox News until 2024. The company has not allowed him to pursue another media job as it continues to pay his salary, believed to be more than $15 million.

a year


Earlier this year, Fox News sent a cease and desist order to Carlson after he began posting videos on X, the social media site formally known as Twitter. The company had no comment Monday on Carlson’s new venture.

In an interview with Megyn Kelly on her SiriusXM program, Carlson said he was pleased with the response to his videos on X and will continue to use the platform. But he said he needs a special purpose for his content and a mechanism to pay for it as he tries to build a library of programming. He noted that he did not own the rights to the shows he created at Fox News.

While a direct-to-consumer company could generate millions in revenue from loyal fans willing to pay a monthly fee, it will be difficult to have the same impact as Fox News, a network with the ability to reach 70 million homes. reach via satellite and cable systems.

Fox News often touted how Carlson’s program brought in a significant number of viewers who described themselves as independents and Democrats. They probably are


You’re not the type of true believers who would spend money every month for a devotional service that would earn them all Carlson all the time.

The editorial side of the


The company will be led by Carlson’s longtime producer Justin Wells


accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit filed last week by a former Fox News employee.

Neil Patel, co-founder of Carlson’s website The Daily Caller, will handle the business side of the operation.

During the SiriusXM interview, Kelly Carlson also asked whether he would accept the vice presidential nomination as former President Trump’s running mate in the 2024 election. Trump said he would consider putting Carlson on the ticket when asked in a recent radio interview and a press release says his wife Melania supports the idea. “I don’t think I’m really cut out for that,” Carlson responded, noting that he is a big fan of Trump, though his 2020

text messages in the evidence collected for the Dominion

trial suggested otherwise. I should really feel like god, I have to do this. You know it’s not my job to save people. I can’t imagine being a superhero. I’m just a hacker who somehow lasts longer in this business than most people. I am truly grateful for what I have. But I don’t think America needs me and I don’t want to become an egomaniac or a solipsist, which is what you become when you start thinking that way. So I don’t think about it that way at all.


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