Newsmax TV

Not to be confused with Newsmax Media.
Newsmax TV
Launched June 16, 2014 (2014-06-16)
Owned by Newsmax Media
Picture format
Slogan Independent. American.
Real News. Better Talk.
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area
United States


Verizon FiOS 615 (HD)
115 (HD)
CenturyLink 1209 (HD)
209 (SD)
Available on select cable systems Check local listings
Streaming media
Roku and FilmOn NewsMaxTV channel Watch live

Newsmax TV is a United States cable news channel that is owned by Newsmax Media. As of September 2016, Newsmax TV is received through cable, DTV affiliates and online platform streaming.[1] The live stream of the channel is also available for free online. The channel primarily broadcasts from Newsmax's New York studio near Bryant Park, carrying a news/talk format during the day and acquired documentaries and films at night.[2]

The channel was created by American journalist and Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy.[1] It launched on June 16, 2014 to 35 million cable subscribers through DirecTV and Dish Network[3] both of whom have since dropped the channel.

Newsmax TV has generally been described as conservative, broadcasting many programs hosted by conservative media personalities. Other conservative-leaning competition include the Fox News Channel, TheBlaze TV and One America News Network.


Founding and Launch

In May 2014, American news organization Newsmax Media announced that it had signed a distribution deal with DirecTV and would launch a national television news channel to compete directly with CNN, Fox News Channel, and other American news networks. It was launched to provide independent news with a "mainstream conservative tilt" while offering a balanced perspective and being open to all points of view. In addition to politics, Newsmax TV would also provide a full range of informational programming and lifestyle content in the areas of health, finance, and personal well-being.[4] The channel was launched on June 16, 2014. It initially carried live programming from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, with more programming to be added.

Further Developments

On June 29, 2015, Newsmax Prime, a Monday through Friday prime time news and talk show launched. It is hosted by former congressman and talk radio host J.D. Hayworth.[5]

On January 16, 2016, a program called Dennis Michael Lynch: Unfiltered debuted on the channel. Hosted by businessman and filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch, the program featured investigative reporting, interviews, and commentary with a heavy emphasis on user interaction through social media.[6] The program ended after the first segment of the August 10 episode after Lynch announced that it was his final show and made comments defending Fox News and criticizing Newsmax TV for its reporting of the Trump campaign and suggesting they were restricting his editorial control; he was escorted out from the studio in New York City shortly thereafter.[7] J.D. Hayworth disputed Lynch's claims about Donald Trump saying that Lynch was not embracing the truth and was engaging in self censorship. That show was replaced the next Monday with an hour-long video simulcast of radio's The Howie Carr Show from WRKO in Boston.[8]

Broadcast affiliates

Newsmax TV mainly depends on its carriage on cable services for viewership, along with streaming on their website and open digital media player platforms such as Roku. However, the network carries a small base of over-the-air broadcast affiliates (mainly with the stations of DTV America), numbering twenty-one as of November 2016.

Current Affiliates

Market Station Channel
Atlanta, Georgia WTBS-LD 26.6
Augusta, Georgia WAAU-LD 23.2
Boise, Idaho KRID-LD 22.1
Cincinnati, OH WOTH-CD 20.5
Detroit, Michigan WADL (TV) 38.1
Detroit, Michigan WUDL-LD 19.4
Fort Smith, Arkansas KFLU-LD 20.6
Fresno, California KVBC-LP 13.10
Gainesville, Georgia WEQT-LD 9.1
Kansas City, Missouri KCKS-LD 25.7
Las Vegas, Nevada KNBX-CD 31.2
Los Angeles, California KHIZ-LD 39.1
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico W51DJ-D 51.1
Montgomery, Alabama WDSF-LD 19.5
Nashville, Tennessee WKUW-LD 40.4
Orlando, Florida WSWF-LD 20.6
Phoenix, Arizona KFPB-LD 50.6
Ponce, Puerto Rico W31DL-D 36.1
Fayetteville, North Carolina WNCB-LD 16.4
San Juan, Puerto Rico W26DK-D 25.1
Topeka, Kansas WROB-LD 25.5
Washington, DC WMDE 36.1
West Palm Beach, Florida WHDT 9.1
Wichita, Kansas KGPT-CD 26.7

Former Affiliates

Market Station Channel Notes
Nashville, Tennessee WKUW-LD 40.4 Replaced with The Country Network

Notable personalities

Program hosts



Original programming




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