After Tucker Carlson was abruptly removed from Fox News in April, he began broadcasting his interviews on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.
Tucker’s termination followed a substantial $787.5 million settlement between Fox and Dominion Voting Systems. Dominion sued the network for defamation due to Fox questioning the integrity of Dominion’s machines.
Additional theories have circulated regarding the specific cause of Tucker’s dismissal. To date, none have been formally acknowledged by Tucker or by Fox News.
Now, Tucker is embarking on his next venture. He announced on X that he is launching a new streaming service on Monday called the Tucker Carlson Network (TNC).
Tucker posted, “Hey, it’s Tucker Carlson! We’ve been out of work for seven or eight months now, hard to know. Time flies when you’re unemployed, but actually, we have been working in secret and producing an awful lot of material for months now. Interviews, et cetera and all of it has now found its way to TuckerCarlson.com.
He continued, “We’re launching a brand new thing very soon, and we’d love for you to see it. So go to TuckerCarlson.com to see it first.”
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) December 9, 2023
By midweek, the platform will be home to a number of shows consisting of interviews, short-form videos and Tucker’s famous monologues.
The network’s brand symbol will be a logo resembling a red pill, and the cost will be $9 per month. Subscribers can also opt to pay annually and save. Certain content will be accessible without a subscription and will be supported by ads, but select content will be exclusive to paying subscribers who will enjoy an ad-free experience on the network.
Carlson and his team considered introducing TCN on X. Instead, they eventually opted to launch from TuckerCarlson.com.
According to insiders, he will continue to share free content on X, and he’s also set to launch a new podcast.
Carlson has secured substantial support from influential backers for his latest endeavor. 1789 Capital, an investment firm that targets opportunities created by the perceived “wokeness” of conventional investors, took the lead in a $15 million seed round investment in Carlson’s network.
Red Seat Ventures is another firm that’s taking a chance on Carlson. The firm has assisted media figures such as former Fox News hosts Megyn Kelly and Bill O’Reilly in establishing their own media enterprises. Red Seat Ventures is handling a significant portion of the advertising for TCN’s podcast.