Fox News Channel may soon have some company on cable and satellite lineups. Herring Broadcasting Company, the San Diego family behind WealthTV is partnering with the Washington Times to launch a 24-hour conservative cable news net on 7/4, “One America News.”
The new 24/7 HD news channel aims to be a credible source of national and international news along with a number of signature political talk shows.
According to Robert Herring, CEO of HBC, “Americans are starved for a credible source of news delivering substance based on facts. One America News Network will prove to be a trustworthy destination for national and international news. In addition, the network’s political talk shows will tackle a number of subjects that are being ignored by media today.”
Additional build-out of production studios is underway in San Diego and Washington, D.C. for One America News Network. The new network has leased production studio and office space within The Washington Times headquarters, giving One America News Network immediate presence in the nation’s capital.
One America will also air political talk shows that offer substantive contrarian viewpoints to a plethora of left-leaning shouting-style political news programs. The network’s studio talk programs will debate the role of government, protection of civil liberties, fiscal responsibility, along with highlighting political corruption and government waste.
Back in 2004, HBC launched one of the first 24/7 national HD cable networks, WealthTV. The company has been producing national and international news since 2004, which currently airs three times a day on WealthTV.
In 2012, HBC began preparing for One America News Networks’ launch by upgrading its production facilities to accommodate an additional channel.
“We’ve completed a major multi-million dollar modernization of our uplink and master-control facilities, giving us the latest uplink technologies from Motorola to launch One America News Network in high definition. Test feeds are currently active,” says HBC president Charles Herring. “Our production teams have been busy shooting pilots for what we anticipate to be signature prime-time political talk shows.”
RBR-TVBR observation: Of course, the trick now is to get carriage on MVPDs like Comcast, FiOS, DirecTV, etc. The good news is many of the relationships are already there. Sister network WealthTV is already carried domestically on 150 cable systems/telco video providers including AT&T U-verse TV, GCI, SureWest, Charter, Service Electric, US Cable, Google Fiber, RCN, and Verizon FiOS. WealthTV’s international feeds are deployed throughout the Caribbean, multiple Asian countries, including Thailand and Cambodia, and the Middle East.