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Pablo Iglesias is finalizing the launch of a new internet television channel. The former Vice President of the Government, a collaborator of various media outlets, announced this Thursday a crowdfunding of 100,000 euros to finance Network Channelthe platform with which it intends to compete with the large chains as of January 2023.

Covered in Basethe daily podcast that Iglesias has directed since March 2022, the new television will be associated with Furor TVan internet channel that has been broadcasting since 2014. After the project, which will be broadcast on YouTubeflies over the shadow of Jaume Rouressole administrator of Mediapro and owner of Público TV.

As EL ESPAÑOL has learned from nearby sources, Network Channel will serve as a new home for the programs that orbit around the former leader of Podemos, such as at the border (directed by Juan Carlos Purse) or your own Base. “Now, Canal Red and Público are going to be brothers, independent and separate,” Iglesias said in statements to Public.

Furor TV was born as a journalism student project at the end of 15-M and, after years broadcasting on its YouTube channel, it became dependent on the production company Furor Productions SL in 2019. Behind her are the journalist Sergio Gregori, who has directed editorial content from the beginning; the filmmaker Xavier Matas, manager of the production company; Y alvaro toucheshistorian and deputy director of the chain.

“We are tired of throwing stones, we want a tank. We do not want to be subordinates, we want to compete with the media right,” Iglesias said in his promotional video, recorded from the studios of The Base. In the leadership of Podemos they were completely unaware of the announcement on Monday, which in less than three hours exceeded the barrier of 60,000 euros.

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The cast that will accompany the former general secretary of the purples will be, in addition to international collaborators, the same one that shields him every day on the podcast. These are Sara Serranoeditor and documentalist in all the audiovisual projects directed by Iglesias; Manuel Levinex-writer of The intermediate in charge of directing the speeches of Podemos during the Madrid elections of 2021; and Inna Afinogenovaformer journalist Russian Today.

“In recent decades, the popular and leftist movements, women, youth, those from below… have managed to change many things. They have managed to change governments, parliaments and also the way of thinking of many people. But there have always been the same limit: we have not been able to change the power of the media“, he states in the promotional video. This was precisely one of his objectives when founding La Tuerka, his first media attempt.

television activism

Before entering political life, Iglesias already showed a special interest in the media. For years she hosted the talk show Fort Apache (Hispan TV), the political gathering of The nut and the talk show Another Turn of the Tuerka (Tele-K and Público TV), in addition to writing books and columns in leftist newspapers. From resignation as vice president of the Government, and to put politics aside after his failed attempt to become president of the Community of Madrid, has become a regular contributor to hour 25 (Cadena SER) and director of the podcast Base (Public).

They are not the only media in which Iglesias collaborates. He also makes appearances on Rac1, the Godó Group radio station, and is a contributor to CTXT magazine.

Source: Elespanol

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