Newsmax TV is an American free-to-air news channel that is owned by Newsmax Media. The live stream of the channel is also available for free online. The channel primarily broadcasts from Newsmax's New York studio near Bryant Park, carrying a news/talk format during the day and acquired documentaries and films at night.
|Launched||June 16, 2014|
|Owned by||Newsmax Media|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to widescreen 480i for SDTVs)
|Slogan||Real News for Real People|
Real News. Better Talk.
|Available on many American cable providers||Channel slots may vary on each operator|
|TDS||Channel 1209 |
|Verizon FiOS||Channel 115 (SD)|
Channel 615 (HD)
|CenturyLink||Channel 209 (SD) |
Channel 1209 (HD)
|AT&T U-verse||Channel 1220|
The channel was created by American journalist and Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy. It launched on June 16, 2014 to 35 million satellite subscribers through DirecTV and Dish Network. As of February 16, 2018, the network reaches over 50 million homes.
Newsmax TV has generally been described as conservative, broadcasting many programs hosted by conservative media personalities. Other conservative-leaning competition includes Fox News Channel, One America News Network, and TheBlaze. Its historical documentary programming (largely centered on U.S. history with an emphasis on World War II) is similar to, and competes with similar programming on, competitors such as American Heroes Channel, Quest and what formerly aired on History Channel.
In May 2014, American news organization Newsmax Media announced that it had signed a distribution deal with DirecTV and would launch a national television news channel to compete directly with CNN, Fox News, and other American news networks. It was launched to provide independent news with a "mainstream conservative tilt" while offering a balanced perspective and being open to all points of view. In addition to politics, Newsmax TV would also provide a full range of informational programming and lifestyle content in the areas of health, finance, and personal well-being. The channel was launched on June 16, 2014. It initially carried live programming from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, with more programming to be added.
On January 16, 2016, Dennis Michael Lynch: Unfiltered debuted on the channel. Hosted by businessman and filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch, the program featured investigative reporting, interviews, and commentary with a heavy emphasis on user interaction through social media. The program ended after the first segment of the August 10 episode after Lynch announced that he would resign from the network and made comments defending Fox News and criticizing Newsmax TV for its reporting of the Trump campaign and suggesting they were restricting his editorial control; he was escorted out from the network's New York studio in during what would have been the first commercial break. J. D. Hayworth disputed Lynch's claims about Donald Trump, saying that Lynch was not embracing the truth and was engaging in self-censorship. That show was replaced the next Monday with an hour-long video simulcast of radio's The Howie Carr Show from WRKO in Boston.
Newsmax TV mainly depends on its carriage on cable services for viewership, along with streaming on their website and open digital media player platforms such as Roku. However, the network carries a small base of free-to-air terrestrial television affiliates.
|Detroit, Michigan||WADL (TV)||38.1|
|Fayetteville, North Carolina||WNCB-LD||16.4|
|Kansas City, Missouri||KCKS-LD||25.5|
|West Palm Beach, Florida||WHDT||9.1|
|Atlanta, Georgia||WTBS-LD||26.5||Replaced with AMGTV|
|Cincinnati, Ohio||WOTH-CD||20.5||Affiliation was discontinued after station ceased operations|
|Detroit, Michigan||WUDL-LD||19.4||Replaced by Evine|
|Fort Smith, Arkansas||KFLU-LD||20.6||Replaced by Heroes & Icons|
|Las Vegas, Nevada||KNBX-CD||31.2||Replaced with Christian Television Network|
|Los Angeles, California||KHIZ-LD||39.1||Replaced with Escape|
|Mayaguez, Puerto Rico||W51DJ-D||51.1||Replaced with Azteca América|
|Nashville, Tennessee||WKUW-LD||40.4||Replaced with The Country Network, then replaced with Quest|
|Phoenix, Arizona||KFPB-LD||50.6||Replaced with Infomercials|
|Ponce, Puerto Rico||W31DL-D||36.1||License cancelled October 4, 2018|
|Sacramento, California||KFMS-LD||47.6||Channel went dark|
|San Juan, Puerto Rico||W26DK-D||25.2||Replaced with OnTV4U|
- The Howie Carr Show
- The Chris Salcedo Show
- The Brett Winterble Show
- Liquid Lunch with John Tabacco
- Newsmax Now with John Bachman
- America Talks Live
- Conversations with Nancy Brinker
- Newsmax Prime
- The Wayne Allyn Root Show
- Behind the Curtain with Jack Burkman
- The Income Generation with David J. Scranton
- The Redchip Money Report
- No Spin News with Bill O'Reilly
- Huckabee with Mike Huckabee (simulcast with TBN)
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- "Host JD Hayworth Brings Political Talk to Prime Time". Newsmax. Retrieved 2016-02-20.
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