Tucker Carlson's streaming service to charge $9 per month

FILE PHOTO: Former Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson attends the Turning Point Action Conference in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. July 15, 2023. REUTERS/Marco Bello/File Photo

(Reuters) - Tucker Carlson has priced his subscription-based streaming service at $9 per month, as the former Fox News host looks to capitalize on his popularity among conservative viewers.

The Tucker Carlson Network features interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, commentary and early access to tickets for future live events, its website showed on Monday.

"We've been working in secret and producing an awful lot of material for months now. We're launching a brand-new thing very soon," Carlson said in a post on the X social media platform on Saturday, as he unveiled the website for service.

He parted ways with Fox News in April, after parent firm Fox Corp settled for $787.5 million a lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems over false claims of election fraud.

Since June, Carlson has been releasing videos on Elon Musk's X social media platform, formerly Twitter. His interview on Aug. 23 with former U.S. President Donald Trump, who had opted out of a Republican primary debate on Fox News the same night, drew over 74 million views on X, according to statistics on the platform.

Carlson and his team had explored launching the streaming service through X, but the social media company was not able to move quickly enough to build out the technology needed for the service, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

He will continue to post the service's free content on X, the report said.

X did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment, while Carlson could not be immediately reached for comment.

(Reporting by Aditya Soni in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)

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