What’s the future of television? It might be online. Glenn Beck’s new online-only show, GBTV, kicked off with a bang to the tune of 230,000 paying subscribers — before any episodes were released. That’s more than Oprah’s entire channel netted in June, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Beck will be speaking on his new ventures at IGNITION: Future of Media, Business Insider’s executive conference taking place November 30 to December 1, 2011, in New York.
Other speakers at IGNITION include Eliot Spitzer, Former Governor and Attorney General of New York; Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook; Adam Bain, CRO, Twitter; Elizabeth Spiers, Editor, New York Observer; Peter Vesterbacka, CMO, Rovio; Sheila Spence, SVP, Corporate Development, WPP; and many more!
Tickets are still available.
Beck got his start in radio, before adding network television to his roster and blasting into the national attention span on Fox. Love him or hate him, it’s hard to ignore the incredible viewership volume he attracts. Now, with GBTV, Beck is aiming even higher.
The show’s self-proclaimed big ambitions, coupled with Beck’s media empire across other platforms, from online news to radio to email, indicate the pundit isn’t just pulling for ratings. He’s creating a content empire.
What can the media and business world learn from his creation of a personal, independent brand, and his multi-platform approach? How has he done it so far and what comes next? Find out at IGNITION.
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