Tucker’s future is looking bright as other media companies scramble to try and pick up the asset that Fox News so carelessly discarded, with one making waves today by offering Tucker a $100 million, 5-year contract.
That would be Valuetainment, a media company that describes itself as a “leading source for information, education and entertainment centered on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and capitalism.”
Valuetainment provides “A slate of live and online events and a growing content library that includes: video series, digital courses, podcasts and scripted programming. This vast content offering is delivered through our website, distribution partners including YouTube and Spotify and our own OTT channel.” With that content, it aims to “[carry] the torch for entrepreneurship and capitalism, projecting a compelling, positive message.”
Well, it offered Tucker a 5-year contract worth $100 million on Tuesday, with the Valuetainment CEO, Patrick Bet-David, releasing a statement saying:
I’ll get right to the point.
We want you to partner with us in what we feel is a noble and necessary effort to define the future of media.
Here’s our offer:
- $100M over 5 years.
- An equity stake in Valuetainment.
- President of Valuetainment and a board seat to project your strategic vision and voice.
- Your own podcast(s) and other daily/weekly shows.
- Documentaries and movies covering topics you care about.
- What Else? We are all ears.
- Our convictions about freedom, liberty, and truth run deep and we believe we are the absolute right fit for you and America.
While we may not be the biggest media company, we are a new media leader driving into the future to make truth, fair debate, and commentary more accessible, consumable, and protected.
We are 100% serious about our offer.
— Patrick Bet-David (@patrickbetdavid) May 2, 2023
Commenting on the newly released offer on its website, Valuetainment said:
Valuetainment presents a new realm of journalistic possibilities, with an audience eager to find the truth behind current events. The media company’s YouTube page has over 4 million subscribers and its Instagram, TikTok and Twitter followers altogether garner a total of over 10 million followers.
After 14 years with Fox News, Tucker Carlson was fired from the station, even though he remained the network’s most popular prime-time anchor. There seems to be no one in the history of television that has left a network as the top dog with no valid reason explained. His show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” remained one of the most watched cable news shows, vastly outnumbering any rivals at CNN and MSNBC.
Tucker Carlson seems to have ruffled some feathers over at Fox News, especially after the network settled an almost $800 million lawsuit with Dominion, as well as multi-national investment company BlackRock having acquired more leverage within the network.
Valuetainment offers a home where Carlson can speak freely and honestly to the American people.
And it’s not the only company looking to swoop up Tucker. Newsmax is as well, as The American Tribune reported yesterday, saying:
Newsmax, the leading conservative news channel after Fox News Channel, is reportedly trying to pick up Tucker Carlson now that Fox News has let him go. In fact, the up-and-coming network has reportedly pitched a deal to Tucker to let him handle the programming for the entire channel.
TMZ reported on the rumored deal, citing sources that have direct knowledge of Newsmax’s operation for the claim that Newsmax has offered to let Tucker do the programming for the entire network.
Commenting on the potential deal, TMZ said, “That would be a pretty enticing deal point … in addition to having his own primetime show, Tucker would have a say over what shows lead into and out of his show, which can be key in achieving bigger TV ratings.”
Continuing, TMZ noted that its Newsmax sources told it that the channel has not yet offered a job to Tucker, as his contract with Fox News forbids him from doing so, executives at the network have started suggesting the deal to his circle. In TMZ’s words: “While our sources stress Newsmax hasn’t formally offered Tucker a job — he can’t have formal discussions due to his current Fox News contract — we’re told the network execs have made it clear to people around him, they would basically give him a big say in rebranding their channel.”
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