Conservative outlet BlazeTV has been dropped from Verizon Fios’ channel line up, the cable giant announced Friday.
Fios TV, which offers more than 425 channels, announced its decision to drop the outlet, founded by Mark Levin and Glenn Beck, in a message to subscribers on Friday.
“As you know we must periodically renew our agreements with TV content providers to be able to bring you the programming available on Fios TV. At Verizon, we put our customers first in all our content decisions. We aim to provide content our customers want at a fair price,” Fios said in a note to its subscribers, which was obtained by The Hill.
“Given that the cost of programming is the single biggest factor in higher TV bills, we carefully review proposals from network providers to be sure that their rates are in line with their viewership,” the letter adds. “This practice allows us to bring you a competitive rate for Fios TV packages. As a result, we have decided to remove The Blaze (Ch. 112 SD / 612 HD) from our lineup effective December 28, 2018.”
The news comes shortly after TheBlaze and CRTV merged to create Blaze Media.
The Blaze was founded by former Fox News host Glenn Beck in 2011. CRTV was founded in 2014 by current Fox News host Mark Levin.