When Fox News announced in April they had fired network star Bill O’Reilly, many of the conservative commentator’s most loyal followers urged other conservative television networks to sign him, such as One America News, Newsmax or even TheBlaze.
But as TheBlaze reported on Friday, O’Reilly plans to hire several journalists and news producers to begin his own in-house video operation at BillOReilly.com. He even poached a producer from Fox News to work for him.
Now more details have been released about O’Reilly’s future.
According to Newser, O’Reilly said during at a public appearance on Long Island Saturday evening that he intends to launch a nightly 30 minute broadcast from a studio that resembles his longtime Fox show “The Factor.”
“I am starting my own operation. We are going to do that,” O’Reilly said, according to Newser.
“It’s basically an experiment to see how many people are going to want this service. That’s coming and will be here before September in a robust form,” he explained.
O’Reilly also hinted at the possibility that a new conservative news network will emerge from his show.
“I suspect there will be another network maybe merging with us. There will be a network that rises up because the numbers for Fox are going down,” he said.
During his remarks, which came during a question and answer session, O’Reilly also explained that in the coming weeks, he will release more evidence that proves his ousting from Fox was an organized effort by his detractors — mainly those on the left.
Since his departure from Fox, O’Reilly has hosted a regular podcast from his website.