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DJ Trump TV Just Might Work, Analysts Say. The Demand Is There. -- Barrons.com

 

By Daren Fonda


How much money could Donald Trump bring in with a new social-media platform or TV channel after he leaves office? At least $300 million in annual revenue, according to back-of-the-envelope estimates by some analysts.

The president has indicated that he plans to launch a social media platform, TV channel, or both, and reiterated the plan on Friday, after his personal account was taken down by Twitter (ticker: TWTR). "We have been negotiating with various other sites, and will have a big announcement soon, while we also look at the possibilities of building out our own platform in the near future," the president said in a statement.

Trump had more than 88 million followers on Twitter before his account was removed following the Capitol Hill riots. Facebook (FB) and its Instagram platform also suspended the president temporarily. The president's accounts were disabled on other social media platforms, including Snapchat (SNAP) and Twitch.

There is no telling how many of Trump's 74 million voters or social-media followers would pay for access to his views and other right-wing voices. But Richard Greenfield and his team at LightShed Partners predict that "TrumpTV" could charge $5 a month. At that rate, it would only take 5 million subscribers to reach annual revenue of $300 million.

One challenge may be convincing a major tech or media company to host TrumpTV.

Big Tech has rapidly turned against Trump and right-wing media since the riots. Alphabet (GOOGL) and Apple (AAPL) removed Parler from their app stores in recent days, claiming the site violated their terms of service. Parler's site went dark on the internet after Amazon.com removed it from its web-hosting service, prompting a lawsuit from Parler. Amazon said there is no merit to Parler's claims and intends to oppose the suit.

The controversy has already knocked billions of dollars in market value off some of the stocks. Twitter, facing the most immediate impact, is down 13% since the riots last week, including a 6.4% slide on Monday. Facebook fell 4% Monday and was down another 2.2% in trading Tuesday.

Nonetheless, Greenfield and his team predict that TrumpTV will launch this year. "Based on what happened over the past week, we have no doubt that there is a large group of consumers willing to support Trump after he leaves office --implying launching a media business would not be challenging from a subscriber standpoint," they write.

Trump may have to use open-web subscriptions to get around app store restrictions and may have to buy his own web servers around the country, they note. But even if Amazon or another major web provider is unwilling to host the service, "some other cloud player might," they wrote.

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2 minutes ago, ctm said:

Who's going to advertise with him?  Look what's happening right now.  Companies are cutting him off.  He's toxic.

 

No the real question is who's going to connect the internet?  Who's going to run those $5 transactions?

 

Think Visa and MasterCard are going to let you subscribe to a known terrorist?

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People should go around posting on pro-Trump message boards:  "wow Trump TV is very good.  Trump's commentary throughout the day is really good as it always is, but late in evening they have new movies, some still in theaters....and its free.  This is really great."  Then when people post where to get it, reply "it is by invitation only right now....the most loyal Trump people are getting the initial invitations...yours will probably come soon if you were big enough Trump guy."  

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I'd pay $5 a month to watch Trump walk around the yard in his orange suit, sans diapers, eating 3 squares a day, no amphetamines and getting harrassed by the biggest black dudes in the joint.

 

He's going to jail. He's going to be dead in 2 years. It's going to be amazing.

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12 minutes ago, unauthorizedcinnamon said:

>>>>>>"One challenge may be convincing a major tech or media company to host TrumpTV. "

Why doesn't he start his own giant media company. "Trump Media Corporation" modeled after Fox. The sky's the limit for this loser.

That was the plan. It got derailed when he unexpectedly won an election and became POTUS. 

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Its not impossible but Trump and his family are incapable of running anything and they're broke. They'd need both financial backing and someone to actually set it up and run it.

 

Its more likely he just gets very connected to OAN.

 

But then there's the problem of him very possibly going to prison and having all of his assets taken by the IRS.

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