A report published earlier this week suggests that independent journalist and former Fox News star Tucker Carlson intends to launch a new media venture.
According to Reuters, Carlson and Neil Patel, the minds who co-founded the Daily Caller, plan to launch a subscriber-based media service after the bugs are worked out of the system.
“We’ve opened our site for membership pre-sales,” Patel told the newswire. “Once we are comfortable that all of the systems are running well, launch and brand release will follow.”
Patel said that paying subscribers will have access to members-only content and behind-the-scenes footage but did not specify cost.
The launch has been in the works since at least July, when Axios reported, “Carlson has struck an ad deal worth more than $1 million with PublicSq, an online marketplace for companies with conservative values,” according to “two sources familiar with the agreement.”
“Omeed Malik, the chief executive and chairman of the board of the blank check company looking to take PublicSq public this month, is also planning to invest in Carlson’s company, sources told Axios,” the outlet reported.
According to Axios, Malik intends to invest a significant amount in Carlson’s media empire, to the tune of seven to eight figures, through his private investment firm, 1789 Capital.
Carlson’s continues to be popular among conservative viewers after he was taken off the air by Fox News in April, following a defamation lawsuit over claims of election fraud.
Carlson has since utilized X to begin posting interviews of high-profile figures, including Javier Milei, Argentina’s libertarian president-elect; Hungary’s nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orbán; and Larry Sinclair, who alleged that he had taken drugs and had sex with former U.S. President Barack Obama.
According to reports, those watching on X and other platforms would be able to view condensed versions of the show, interviews, and documentaries at no cost, but would need a subscription to access the complete content catalog.
The sources also mentioned that the company has plans to incorporate shows from other hosts in the future.
“Carlson’s team met with a Twitter team in recent weeks to discuss the endeavor, people familiar with the matter said,” the Wall Street Journal reported. “Carlson and Patel’s new company would also have its own website and mobile app, and is exploring other homes beyond Twitter for its content as well, some of the people said.”
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