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GBTV now live on Boxee

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GBTV, Glenn Beck’s internet media network, has arrived on Boxee Boxes around the globe. Whether you know Glenn Beck or not, the fact that, according to the Wall Street Journal, he has more subscribers than the Oprah Winfrey Network has viewers means he’s someone that you should be paying attention to.

 

For those who need their daily Beck fix, GBTV offers five daily live video streams along with hours of archived video from the GBTV network.

The daily live TV schedule includes:
9 AM The Glenn Beck Radio Program
12 PM The Fourth Hour
1 PM Mercury Theater
4 PM Liberty Treehouse
5 PM The Glenn Beck Program

You’ll need a GBTV or GBTV plus subscription (for more details click here) to check out the new GBTV app for Glenn’s radio show, four other daily live programs, specials, documentaries and behind the scenes looks at how Glenn Beck’s growing media empire works.

Win a Boxee Box and 1 year subscription to GBTV
To celebrate the launch of the app GBTV and Boxee have teamed up to give you an opportunity to win 1 of 3 Boxee Boxes plus a free year of GBTV.
All you need to do is:
1) follow @GB_TV, @Boxee, and @GBTVonBoxee,
2) Tweet the message below for a chance to win.

“Retweet this & follow @GB_TV, @Boxee and @GBTVonBoxee to win a Boxee Box and 1 year of GBTV. Official Rules: http://b0x.ee/oAiIh3

To see the official rules click below
Official contest rules

October 19, 2011 at 12:03 pm

73 Responses to “GBTV now live on Boxee”

  1. brettsinn7 says:

    I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.

  2. Richard Davies says:

    Is this also available for Boxee on the PC?

    • Rodalpho says:

      Boxee on the PC? Does that even still exist? Why would anyone still be running it, when it is abundantly clear that boxee will never, ever update it again?

      • @mmallo says:

        Have to admit, I still have Boxee installed on my linux box that serves my mythtv since it all runs on a single box behind my TV. Getting the "boxee box" just to add another box to my TV didn't seem like a great idea. Now if they allowed putting the HDTV cards and mythtv onto the boxee box, I'll put in an order….

      • sastian says:

        I wish that wasn't as true as it feels..

    • Nick Miller says:

      Sorry rich it isn't.

  3. Mike Atherton says:

    Could you possibly have found a worse fit for your subscriber base? I'm genuinely offended.

    • Nick says:

      Don’t be Mike. Whatever your politics are, what he’s doing with over the top and web based media distribution is exciting. And it will be a very useful blue print for future commentators of other political persuasions to move away from 24 hour cable news (something many of us would like to see die).

      I’m personally not a Beck fan, but what GBTV is doing is worth paying attention to. And it’s behind a pay wall, so if you don’t like it, it’s easy to ignore.

      Might I recommend as alternative (and free!) news sources: LiveStation app(BBC and Al Jazeera), NPR, TuneIn, WSJ Live.

    • Nick Miller says:

      Don't be Mike!
      Having Beck's app on Boxee is
      1) significant in that a major figure in 24 hour news has completely embraced web based media and has developed a viable economic model to support it.
      2)Is no more an endorsement of his politics than our hosting YouPorn is an endorsement of their depiction/treatment of women.

      Whatever your politics, what Glenn Beck is doing with "over the top" is significant and exciting. The model he's creating will hopefully lead to a larger and more diverse group of political figures to take the same leap.

      I'm not a Beck fan, but what GBTV is doing is worth paying attention to. And it's behind a pay wall, so if folks don't like it, it's easy to ignore.

      Like I said above, if GBTV rubs you the wrong way, you should check out LiveStation (BBC, BBC World, Al Jazeera), BBC App, WSJ Live, NPR which are all in our app section and available for free.

      • Mike Atherton says:

        Thanks for replying Nick. As others have suggested better than me, it's not the inclusion of the app that offends so much, but the implied endorsement through promotion and a contest and the recommendation to follow GBTV on Twitter. In my view this goes beyond the democracy of Boxee and tacitly aligns the brand with Beck. I wonder what Avner makes of this.

      • Pete says:

        Wheres the Howard Stern App? because he's been doing what GBTV is doing for allot longer

    • Jeff says:

      Last I checked there is no constitutional right not to be offended. Deal with it.

  4. jake says:

    Are you shitting me?

  5. almightygod says:

    At least we can rest easy knowing that the fevered babblings of this walking example of Godwin's law are safely quarantined behind a pay wall.

  6. Rush says:

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  7. Why would your promote an obvious troll who is offensive to so many people?

    • Joe says:

      For the same reason they let you post here

    • UpStateNy63 says:

      The truth hurts doesn't it Johnny… The truth lives at GBTV! I challenge you to disprove anything Mr Beck reports on with facts.

    • YaRight says:

      Only offensive to 'liberals'…
      Because..the truth hurts.
      (I have yet to read/view/experience a valid retort to any of GB's analyses)

      Remember kiddies…being a liberal means never having to think for yourself.
      They will ignore GB's ratings, popularity and his positions that are obviously popular. Meanwhile their 'hero' olberman is relegated to a 5th rate tv network that draws less veiwers than the shopping network.
      Yet such a 'reality' is undetectable to the liberal mind.
      There is sooo much liberal leaning material on Boxee to keep the Van Jones fans happy, yet if something like GBTV comes along… ACTUNG!! It is reflexively attacked.

      So what we see here is the empty rantings of your average liberal. Devoid of of any facts or reality to back up an emotional projection.

  8. jake says:

    Really odd choice to align your brand with Beck, guys. A man who spouts baseless xenophobic bigotry under the guise of journalism. Genuinely disappointed.

    • YaRight says:

      Ahh.. another useful idiot.
      Can you cite what you claim?

      Of course not…

      I recommend you join the other 8 viewers of olbmerman…he gets lonely ya know. LOL

      • KeyserSoze says:

        Beck said on FOXTV, of course, that he doesnt believe Obama is a racist, but he doesnt like white people" idiot Mormon!

  9. Stephen says:

    Really…hatred in the Boxee comments??? Thats kinda low. I despise NPR and NBC News…doesnt mean I wish to ban them from Boxee. If you want an open platform, support the open platform. Glen Beck may not be yours or my cup of tee but many people enjoy him. Dont hate on those people boxee followers…pleeeease.

    • michael61 says:

      My thoughts exactly. The more voices that can be easily heard in America the better. Well done Boxee.

    • almightygod says:

      It's one thing to make the content available, and I'm all for that. It should be an open platform. But it's another thing to promote the content with a contest and encourage people to follow Beck on Twitter. We have a right to express disappointment in Boxee for taking that step.

  10. @PHLAK says:

    Hey look! Another Boxee app I wont be installing.

  11. Alex says:

    I was rather annoyed that there was only an app on Roku, so I am very excited to hear that I can now watch GBTV through my Boxee Box. I'll be trying this out as soon as I get home today.

  12. thatguy says:

    Outstanding!

    I can almost hear the temper tantrums from the useful idiots.

    • KeyserSoze says:

      Why haven’t we had an official response to the rumor that Glenn Beck raped and murdered a girl in 1990?

  13. Regrettin Mypurchase says:

    Is the Boxee Box ever going to get a Flash update?
    I can't use espn3 and other people can't use NFL Game Pass and some other international sites.

    See here: http://jira.boxee.tv/browse/BOXEE-10861

    It's insane that a streaming media box can't keep Flash updated.
    But at least they can shill for media figures.

    • Nick Miller says:

      Flash support is being updated in the coming fall update.

      • Bobble says:

        Please consider this a priority. There are a number of sites that no longer work due to the out of date flash player.

        Is it a big deal to update? For the future, would it not be smarter to put out smaller releases for Flash player updates since it's used so widely?

  14. Carlos says:

    I guess this is the unsubscribe to this blog reason I was looking for. Really? Glenn Beck? As someone said, I don’t have a problem with you guys adding him to your platform, but promoting it? Telling people they should listen to the guy because his popular? What is next, we need to follow the guy who keeps predicting the end of the world? Oh wait, I guess Glenn covered that already.

    Bye Boxee, good luck.

  15. @cjav says:

    I guess this is the unsubscribe to this blog reason I was looking for. Really? Glenn Beck? As someone said, I don't have a problem with you guys adding him to your platform, but promoting it? Telling people they should listen to the guy because his popular? What is next, we need to follow the guy who keeps predicting the end of the world? Oh wait, I guess Glenn covered that already.

    Bye Boxee, good luck.

    • Nick Miller says:

      We promote almost all new apps on Boxee. Besides, it's behind a pay wall, so it's easily avoidable.

      I'd recommend Al Jazeera, BBC, BBC World, or WSJ Live which are all available through livestation or WSJ Live, if you're looking for news programming. They're also all available for free.

      • BrianOfLondon says:

        I've actually got a Roku box on route to Israel to watch Beck on so I'm glad I'll be able to see if the Boxee box I've already got works here. I'm sure the Roku will find a happy home with a friend if Boxee works.

        GBTV already has a massive subscriber base and Boxee would be mad to listen to the nutty nay sayers and let ideology control their platform. Well done.

      • Matt says:

        Nick,

        See my comment on this post. I applaud you for not censoring extremist opinions on your platform, but I take exception to Boxee promoting and lending legitimacy to GBTV. I'm a boxee user, and this leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I was surprised to see Boxee promoting, in its newsletter, a man who regularly compares his political opponents to Nazis. Inexcusable. An apology is in order.

        Matt

    • sastian says:

      boy, what happened to freedom of choice. it isnt being shoved down your throat like the mainstream media. just dont watch it…

  16. iRoNBiLL says:

    HEY!!! Even assholes are entitled to opinions! :D

  17. chris varner says:

    Wow — what a fantastic day for Boxee!! You mean you’ll carry the words of violence mongering moron?? Racism for everyone!!

    Here’s a thought though… while I’m sure there are a few FoxNews type yoyo’s w/Boxee boxes, do you *really* think that’s your demo? So have fun w/your conspiracy channel — I’m going to stop following you now….

  18. Randy Roach says:

    THANK YOU for putting GBTV on Boxee, and not bowing to the pressure of political correctness. Our republic needs as much free speech as we can get. Ideas should compete based on merit, not suppression.

    Unfortunately, it apparently doesn't work on Boxee PC. Since GBTV uses the MLB platform, and MLB is available on Boxee PC, there seems to be no technical reason for it, but I could be wrong. If it's excluded as a way to sell hardware. could we expect to see it later down the road?

    • Nick Miller says:

      Hey Randy,
      The reason it's not on the free software is that there are HLS issues that haven't been fixed there, that have been on the Boxee Box. We're hoping to get live streaming up and running on the software for the fall but we can't say for sure whether it will make it in or not.

      So it's not on other platforms just because those platforms aren't technically able to run the app.

  19. James says:

    Post a new update once you’ve worked out a deal with Current TV. I’d much rather get my media bias from the likes of Keith Olbermann.

    ;)

  20. @rixojonas says:

    Post a new blog once you've worked out a deal with Current TV. I'd much rather listen to my favorite media bias from Keith Olbermann.

  21. Blake Miller says:

    Great, but PLEASE update the PC client! Can we get an update on that, being the Fall season and all??

  22. stevo1962 says:

    Need it on the PC client please. And I can guarantee the people bashing Beck havent even watched or listened to him, just parroting comments read from groups like Moveon.org and Huffpo

  23. Ivan says:

    Considering Glenn Beck endorses a company that scammed a lot of people out of their hard earned money, i find this very distasteful.

  24. Kyle says:

    If you're not watching GBTV, then you really don't know what's going on.

    And since GBTV is NOT on the Boxee PC p;platform, I'm not watching…

    Please get it on the PC platform ASAP.

    -kp

  25. Mitch says:

    i guess they figure if you have PC, you can watch GBTV on his website.

  26. Dissatisfied says:

    Cool we can now watch some asshole bigot, but I can't pause media without hearing a high-pitched buzzing sound. Thanks,

  27. Kyle says:

    The DVR function of the web based GBTV viewer is very temperamental on my PC's. Very prone to not reconnecting to the stream when I skip ahead. And since I'm still waiting on my HDMI switcher/matrix to show up from Ebay. I don't have my Roku connected to try it there.

    Please get GBTV on the Boxee PC platform ASAP. Before it's too late for everybody else!

    -kp

  28. M. Buzard says:

    Why can't you make it available on Wii ???????

  29. I am glad you have the money for a boxe.I do not i am on a fixed income . I am 74 years young and need my money for gas and food, I have bright House cable and I was at one time watching you on cable as were a lot of Senior's,which are not at present.I am happy that you are making millions like the politicians .I wish you all the luck in the world go get them. mac

  30. YaRight says:

    Really? They whining entitlement class can't get over a GBTV app when they already have al-jiz and the alphabet networks all over boxee?
    Well..thats liberalism…sniveling and hypocritical.
    They only allow free speech when said speech only agrees with them.

  31. @weeniewawa says:

    I am happy it is available

  32. @mwallred says:

    Say what you will about Glenn Becks politics. You have to admit he is changing the entertainment industry. Way to go Boxee. Time to drop the large cable and content providers and allow us to what what we want and not what is fed to us.

  33. Matt says:

    I'm disappointed in Boxee. Sure, GB can have a media platform and even a Boxee app. But choose who you promote more wisely. I unsubscribed from your newsletter because, frankly, I don't want to read about the goings-on in extremist politics. And I won't support a company that promotes nonsense.

  34. Jim says:

    Christ, Boxee. Are you guys really that short of money, P.R. fail.

  35. lpbbear says:

    Fuck Glenn Beck

  36. John says:

    WHERE IS THE BOXEE UPDATE FOR MAC AND PC???!! I AM LOOKING IT'S NOT ON THE MAC APP STORE WTF!

  37. KeyserSoze says:

    Glen Beck, the idiot right winger Mormon for idiot right wingers…..sad http://www.dickipedia.org/dick.php?title=Glenn_Be…

  38. Maria says:

    I definitely love this information. Pretty exceptional thinking and attractive element of content.

  39. Pantos27 says:

    You really think rednecks can use Boxee?

  40. Misoleboxee says:

    Is Boxee ever going to work on my Mac again? Should I just un-install it?

  41. Beverly says:

    Glenn Beck is THE REASON I'm buying a Boxee. All of you who hate him, don't subscribe and you won't know the difference. Thanks Boxee, you have a new customer!

  42. greye says:

    Uh, let's get serious, just because he has more viewers, does not mean he's someone we should be "paying attention to". Rather, he's someone we should be ignoring and watching out for. He's a fear monger and an indoctrinator. And no, I'm not a democrat either. I'm just not a sheeple and am able to think past the BS in both parties. You wasted all this time getting his app on boxee box, then the time to invest in getting Amazon VOD. Amazing… this was not a worthwhile project. Not sure who on your staff was balls deep in wanting this done, but you let personal bias dictate direction. And yeah, I know, this is my personal bias as well…

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