New Conservative Entertainment Network "RightNetwork" Launches

For those dissatisfied with the content provided by the "lamestream media," there's a new on-demand television station and multi-platform network that caters specifically to conservative audiences.

RightNetwork, which officially launched yesterday, seeks "to present the values and beliefs that America was built upon," according to the network's website.

The network will feature a variety of original content. Its first series, "Running," follows Tea Party-backed candidates running for public office. Other shows include "Politics and Poker" -- which is just what it sounds like -- and a sitcom about a fictional Senate campaign. The network will also offer old episodes of William F. Buckley's "Firing Line" and Milton Friedman's "Uncommon Knowledge."

RightNetwork President Kevin McFeeley said the network's investors are banking on their programming winning the support of audiences that have made conservative programming on Fox News and talk radio popular, the Associated Press reports. The only two investors in the privately held company that have been publicly identified, the AP reports, are actor Kelsey Grammer and Ed Snider, chairman of Comcast-Spectacor and owner of the Philadelphia 76ers and Flyers. Grammer also serves as the public face of the network.

"If you have NBC, ABC, you have entire networks flooded with a very particular point of view," he reportedly said. "They won't admit it, but it's clearly the way it is. There's plenty of room for us."

RightNetwork's programming is available on Verizon FiOS on-demand services, online and through mobile devices.



Stephanie Condon is a political reporter for CBSNews.com. You can read more of her posts here. Follow Hotsheet on Facebook and Twitter.