Eyeing Washington D.C. Market, The Young Turks Names New Network Partner
By: Geoff Weiss
Original Article can be found at Tubefilter
The Young Turks, which operates a multi-channel network called TYT Network, has added another show to its roster: The Bill Press Show. The progressive talk show broadcasts daily from Capitol Hill, and marks a bid by The Young Turks, which bills itself as the largest millennial-focused online news and politics network, to expand its presence in Washington, D.C.
Other creators signed to TYT Network include The Richard Fowler Show, Secular Talk, and The Majority Report With Sam Seder. TYT Network provides marketing and promotional aid to partners, as well as help with back-end YouTube functionalities, and it also helps foster collaborations.
“Bill has a longstanding record of fighting for equal rights and social justice on television and radio,” said TYT Network’s chief business officer, Steve Oh, in a statement. “We look forward to working with him to take that fight to digital platforms.”
Following The Richard Fowler Show, Press’ show marks the second within the TYT Network to broadcast from Washington D.C. as the company aims to establish a larger presence there, according to a release. Press is a member of the White House press corps and writes a syndicated column for Tribune Media Services. He is also the former chairman of California’s Democratic National Party and the former host of CNN’s Spin Room and Crossfire.
TYT Network, which says it receives 150 million monthly views per month across all platforms, has seen its popularity explode in the wake of the election. On Nov. 8, for instance, the network’s flagship news program, co-hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, drew more than 4.5 million total hits across three separate 12-hour live streams on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, smashing all previous viewership records. Other YouTube channels represented by TYT Network include What the Flick?!, ThinkTank, Pop Trigger, Nerd Alert, and The Jimmy Dore Show.