Kevin Byrnes, VP of Ad Sales, on the Launch of Newsmax

Fledgling news net taps Golf Channel vet

Newsmax, a conservative news site that specializes in media watchdogging, is turning into a full-blown cable network—or rather, a satellite network. The new net launches June 16 in DirecTV's 20 million homes, and will count nine hours of original programming—expanding to 18 by the end of December.