Trump Media Company Plans ‘Unawakened’ Alternative to ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ and ‘Stranger Things’

Defining content broadly appealing to a mass audience found on Netflix and Disney Plus as simply too “woke” to serve their supposed silent majority of conservative and libertarian followers, Donald Trump and his media company are planning an “alternative” streaming service. “.

As detailed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing from Trump Media and Technology Group, the so-called TMTG+ will be similar in concept to Netflix and Disney Plus, but “will provide a platform for conservative and/or libertarian views. , and content otherwise canceled from other television and/or digital streaming platforms.

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“TMTG intends to produce or acquire entertainment simply for entertainment,” the company added. “TMTG’s programming will thus provide an unawakened alternative to programs offered by streaming services that operate in an increasingly politicized environment. TMTG will not censor entertainment creators for TMTG+, or insist that its programming push any particular political ideology.

Also in the filing, TMTG said it observed “an acute need for quality programming that does not lecture its viewers or present only an ‘acceptable’ approach to a subject matter.” Artists and creators have often been agents of change in our society. Major media conglomerates are becoming increasingly monolithic in their opinions, overruling those who disagree with the dominant narrative. TMTG believes that embracing diverse perspectives will differentiate TMTG+ in today’s crowded media and entertainment market.

TMTG, which recently launched far-right Twitter alternative Truth Social, is in the process of merging with special-purpose acquisition firm Digital World Acquisition in a bid to go public. It has raised approximately $1 billion from various private investors. ■

Cathy W. Howerton