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Newsmax TV Signs Carriage Deal With Dish Network

Newsmax TV has signed a new carriage agreement with Dish Network, the two companies said Thursday (Nov. 30).

The deal, which puts the conservative-leaning cable news network on the satellite service’s America’s Top 120 tier, brings Newsmax’s national cable and satellite footprint to 50 million U.S. households, according to the network.

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In addition to Dish, Newsmax TV is available on DirecTV, AT&T U-verse, Verizon FiOS and more than two dozen cable systems around the nation.

“Dish is one of the biggest satellite operators in the nation and we are proud to be carried on their system,” Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy said in a statement. “We believe Dish subscribers want more cable news choices, and we have demonstrated that Newsmax TV is bringing in new viewers who want more than the conventional news lineup.”

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.