Monday, June 30, 2014

Newsmax TV Taps JD Hayworth to Host News, Talk Show 'America's Forum'

Outspoken broadcaster and former U.S. Congressman J.D. Hayworth has officially been named as host of the daily news and conversation show "America's Forum" on the just-launched Newsmax TV.

The new show is one of the first programs on Newsmax TV as it ramps up with a soft start that will lead to a hard launch this fall.

Hayworth's "America's Forum," airing live weekdays 9 a.m. to noon Eastern Time with encore airings during the day, features the six-term House member from Arizona in conversation with newsmakers and analysts, discussing the latest news developments and the day's most pressing issues.

Throughout his career, Hayworth has demonstrated fearlessness in taking on controversial and often unpopular positions, and as a result has built up a loyal following. Hayworth first came to Washington in 1995 as part of the Contract with America that put Republicans back in control of the House for the first time in more than a half century. He went on to serve six terms representing Arizona's 5th Congressional District.

"J.D. Hayworth is a smart, informed, and passionate host who is not afraid to speak his mind, and as a result we expect him to be one of our most watched and discussed personalities," Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy said in announcing Hayworth's appointment. "With his experience in Washington, D.C., we believe he can give our viewers unique insight into how Washington works."

Hayworth said he's been enjoying the experience of connecting with the audience on "And now I'm looking forward to engaging and serving our expanded viewing audience on Newsmax TV as well," he said. [more...]

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Newsmax Launches Cable TV Channel

Newsmax Launches Cable TV Channel
to 35 Million Homes on Monday, June 16

New York, NY June 16, 2014 Newsmax Media, Inc. has announced that it has reached a distribution agreement with satellite TV providers DISH Network and DIRECTV, expanding the reach of its forthcoming news, information and lifestyle channel, Newsmax TV, to nearly 35 million satellite homes and businesses when it soft-launches on Monday, June 16. The new distribution deal puts Newsmax TV in more than one-third of U.S. cable and satellite homes.

Focused on serving an audience of more than 80 million disenfranchised baby boomers, Newsmax TV has signed a distribution deal with DirecTV and is accelerating toward a national launch that expects to reach 40 percent of U.S. cable and satellite homes by the end of this year. Newsmax TV also plans a major OTT platform rollout with penetration estimated in excess of 100 million iOS and Android smart devices.

Newsmax TV will provide independent news with a mainstream conservative tilt, while offering a balanced perspective open to all points of view. More than just a politically focused channel, Newsmax TV will provide a full range of informational programming and lifestyle content for boomers in the areas of health, finance and personal well-being.

"The agreement we have signed with DirecTV marks a significant milestone for Newsmax TV as we prepare for a national launch this summer. Our launch will benefit from the existing audience that is already in place who will naturally be drawn to our brand of news, features, and useful information, and consists of one of the highest concentrations of baby boomers on the Web," says Christopher Ruddy, CEO of and President of NewsMax Media, Inc. - one of the nation's leading news media companies. "We will immediately plug into that
audience to participate in the development and the evolution of the channel prior to a national launch."

In addition to planned cable and satellite distribution, the new channel will be available via a wide range of "TV Everywhere" platforms just as the crucial 2014 midterm election coverage commences, thus allowing customers to access content from Newsmax TV through internet-based services - either live or on demand.

"Newsmax was born on the Internet and as the lines between TV and the Web blur, we will attract a growing audience that doesn't differentiate between the two. As a result, we are also well positioned to maximize the opportunities provided by 'TV Everywhere' platforms to reach tens of millions of Americans," Ruddy said.

The Newsmax TV channel will build on and benefit from an array of Newsmax Media multimedia assets, which include:

·         The Newsmax Feed Network, now carried on approximately 2,000 Web sites with 1 billion page views monthly; and
·         Top ranked Web sites like, and, which draw close to 14 million unique monthly visitors, including more than 4 million opt-in e-mail news alert subscribers.

With headquarters in West Palm Beach and Boca Raton, Fla., and additional studios in New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, Newsmax TV will initially launch with nine hours of original programming. The schedule will expand to 18 hours by year's end with an emphasis on practical, useful information that is relevant to the lives of a large, under-served adult audience.  Its wide array of compelling alternative content will include:

·         News: A national network of top journalists providing credible, useful information on the latest developments throughout the United States and around the world.
·         Politics: Thoughtful, straightforward reporting and analysis on the latest from Washington, D.C., with a mix of news and conversation. Key lawmakers and legislators from across the political spectrum will be regular contributors to Newsmax TV reports, as they have been on the Newsmax Web site.
·         Personal Finance: Wall Street insiders and other top financial analysts will provide helpful, original perspectives on the markets and the latest trends in investing.
·         Health: Highly regarded doctors and medical experts will keep Newsmax TV viewers informed about the newest treatment options, updates in medicine and relevant tips on leading a healthy life.
·         Entertainment: With all the news about key developments in Hollywood, Newsmax TV will keep audiences informed on everything going on in front of and behind the cameras and across all screens.

In addition to finalizing its initial round of daily programming, Newsmax Media will soon announce select programming deals along with key Newsmax TV executive appointments to advertising sales, distribution, production and operational management positions.

About Christopher Ruddy:  Mr. Ruddy is a noted journalist and entrepreneur, and is CEO and president of Newsmax Media, Inc., one of the nation's leading news media companies. In 1998, Ruddy founded Newsmax, a multimedia company that publishes online and offline content in the fields of news, politics, health and finance. ranks consistently as one of the country's most trafficked news Web sites. As a journalist, Ruddy previously worked at the New York Post and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. A Newsweek cover story named him as one of America's top 20 most influential news media personalities.

About Newsmax Media: Founded in 1998, Newsmax Media is a privately held news-focused media organization. In addition to being the parent company that is launching Newsmax TV nationally, its media holdings and products include The Newsmax Feed Network,,,, Newsmax Magazine and more than a dozen health and financial online and print newsletters.