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Bill O'Reilly Coming Back to TV

Posted June 19, 2017
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Bill O'Reilly is coming back to TV.

Well, he's bringing his old TV show to a new website for a nightly broadcast, but that's TV also these days.

After leaving FOX News O'Reilly plans to continue to do his nightly show on a new website operated by O'Reilly himself according to a report by Newsday. The question remains whether or not his old fans will follow him to this new endeavor.

Your thoughts on O'Reilly aside, this is a further development in the digitization of television and the democratization of television as anyone now has the ability to broadcast live to people around the world. Even just 10 years ago, if O'Reilly wanted to have another nightly show, he would have to wait for another network to offer him a show. Now all he has to do is get the proper equipment, no where near the millions of dollars it used to coast to broadcast, and feed the video to his website. It's so easy, even you could do it.

O'Reilly is not the first FOX alum to do their own Internet show after leaving the network. Greta Van Susteran did the same thing a few years ago. This is because these people want to be on TV, they want to do a show, and now they don't need a network to tell them if they can or not. This is something that you can do. If you want to be on TV, the best thing to do is to make your own TV. Even if its on your own website, it's still television, or broadcast video, just in a slightly different context.


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