As first reported by The Wall Street Journal, CNN’s stepsister HLN and Glenn Beck’s The Blaze were in talks about creating a joint-venture. A person with knowledge of the situation told the WSJ, “… forming a new venture between CNN-parent Time Warner and The Blaze that would replace HLN’s current programming with Blaze programming.”
However, they go on to report that nothing came of the talks between HLN and The Blaze because they couldn’t agree on the terms.
HLN’s current programming being replaced wouldn’t be much of a loss, except perhaps for Morning Express with Robin Meade (that normally does fairly well in the ratings when there isn’t a huge breaking news cycle [like there is now]) and Nancy Grace. Hopefully, Robin at least would just be upped to CNN if all of HLN’s programming were to be replaced with The Blaze’s.
Definitely something to watch.
(H/t Jordan Valinsky)