Right Side Broadcasting Network
Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN), also known as Right Side Broadcasting, is a media company founded by Joe Seales in 2015, known for its support for Donald Trump's presidential campaigns and presidency. They are best known for their live stream coverage of Donald Trump's rallies, town halls, and public events on their YouTube channel. When it was launched its content was mainly material from the far-right Breitbart News and links to Trump's live streams.
As of January 2022, RSBN's channel has over 1.54 million subscribers and has received 235 million total views.
In July 2015, Joe Seales began live streaming rallies for then candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election. After his videos began to accumulate over a million views, Seales tapped into the demand for unedited Trump footage. Thus, Seales created Right Side Broadcasting to "show the full context" of Trump's speeches.
During the summer of 2016, the company started several shows with Wayne Dupree and pastor Mark Burns. During the third presidential debate in 2016, Donald Trump live streamed RSBN's coverage of the debates on his Facebook page. In October 2016, the company received $40,000 in donations.
On October 24, in collaboration with the RSBN, Trump launched a nightly newscast on his Facebook page. Several commentators wondered whether the company may collaborate with Trump to form "Trump TV". Seales, in response, told Business Insider that the speculation was "unfounded." Trump told WLW that he was not interested in setting up the company after the election.
According to Seales, Trump "watched the network a lot" on his private jet during his 2016 presidential campaign and that Trump appreciated the company for showing his crowds. Seales has also stated that he was in regular communication with Dan Scavino, Trump's director of social media.
In 2016, RSBN was the official live streaming platform for the Trump campaign's Facebook page, where their footage reached almost 300 million views. Their YouTube channel grossed almost 120 million views.
On December 7, 2016, Right Side Broadcasting Network was given access to the White House Press Room during Donald Trump's presidency. After Trump's press conference on January 11, 2017, Drudge Report featured the network's feed on their front page.
2020 presidential election coverage
Right Side Broadcasting Network continued covering all of the campaign rallies for President Donald Trump from the beginning of 2020. The first 2020 campaign rally took place in Toledo, Ohio on January 9, 2020. RSBN covered campaign rallies for Trump until he took a hiatus from campaigning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. RSBN began covering campaign rallies once more after President Trump began campaigning again with his June 2020 rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. RSBN also covered Trump's speech and fireworks celebration at Mount Rushmore on July 3, 2020.
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