September 21, 2016

The Rebel now has 300,000 YouTube subscribers — more than CBC News, Global

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

This week we signed up our 300,000th YouTube subscriber! Thank you!

300,000 people subscribing to our videos — that’s the size of a city!

CBC News — the folks who get $1.2 billion from Justin Trudeau each year — have just 221,000 YouTube subscribers. That’s a government subsidy of $5,400 per subscriber, per year. Global News has 39,000. CTV News won’t even show their subscriber number.

All of those old-school mainstream media outlets have been around for decades. We launched 19 months ago, from my living room, when the Sun News Network shut down.

Al Jazeera even mocked us at the time. Well, we get the last laugh — those Arab dictators spent a billion dollars setting up Al Jazeera America, but they have just 28,000 subscribers.

But this isn’t about our competitors, who have had nothing but scorn for us, and for you, these past 19 months. It’s about the news, commentary and activism that has made our website famous, brought to you by Lauren Southern, Gavin McInnes, Sheila Gunn Reid and the rest of our team, from Ottawa to Vancouver — and big plans to expand.

So, 300,000 subscribers. 301,000 actually. And growing by hundreds more every day.

Thanks for making us Canada’s fastest-growing alternative news and commentary channel — the place where you go for the other side of the story.

PS: If you’re not one of the 300,000 yet, please CLICK HERE to subscribe — it takes just one second, and it’s free.

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commented 2016-09-22 08:21:45 -0400
Two thumbs up to Rebel Media and the hard working crew behind it all….
300,000 subscribers …WOW and it grew by one more when I subscribed just now…
Ezra, I hope the trend continues and you get millions of subscribers…
commented 2016-09-22 06:09:49 -0400

Except they are not. Millions of people are reading and watching content on the CBC website, so there is no need to watch their videos on YouTube or subscribe there.

As I said before – CBC and Global are not trying to be successes on fucking YouTube. They have professional websites that people go to.

Most Popular Websites In Canada By Rank:

CBC – 22

Global News – 135

CTV News – 90

Toronto Star – 93

Macleans – 960

The Rebel – 1,360

Those are the REAL numbers.
commented 2016-09-22 05:29:18 -0400
commented 2016-09-22 02:22:16 -0400
WAAAH WAAAH , left wing trolls crying away.
commented 2016-09-22 02:21:20 -0400
Jimmy whats the matter , you crying like a baby again? You know CBC has money to pay for having their websites pushed and also their videos and the Rebel is still beating them in one of those departments LMAO! Now go get your mom to make dinner.
commented 2016-09-22 02:19:46 -0400
Anonymous the US has ten times the population so they actually have twice as many viewers per capita. LMAO! And Fox has more than the clinton news network LMAO!
commented 2016-09-22 02:14:58 -0400
The rebel now has one fifth the subscribers of CNN.
commented 2016-09-22 00:25:43 -0400
Jimmy Reece; I guess $1.2 billion has to buy something. Boy do you sound pissed.
commented 2016-09-22 00:23:16 -0400
commented 2016-09-21 23:46:44 -0400
How does suscribing work? If it’s free to join how does it create revenue?
commented 2016-09-21 22:24:55 -0400

CBC and Global’s traffic isn’t on fucking YouTube – it’s on their websites where people go to watch/read their content and where they are absolutely KILLING The Rebel when it comes to traffic and internet ranking.

They are not trying to take over YouTube.

Jesus Christ – what bullshit false praise and hype.
commented 2016-09-21 22:02:58 -0400
Well done, i will support whenever i can.
commented 2016-09-21 20:10:41 -0400
Ezra and Brian, I’ve been with you from the start. You are successful because you tell the truth. Spreading the truth instead of the BS of the other news outlet you attract other honest intelligent people that understand the value of intellectual integrity…….thus your tremendous team of “real reporters” .

Keep up the good work and many THANKS
commented 2016-09-21 19:51:15 -0400
Good job! Well done! Keep going strong!
commented 2016-09-21 19:46:32 -0400
Yes but the cbc subsidy of $3million+ per day is, according to the pm..for culture
commented 2016-09-21 19:29:25 -0400
It seems more and more are seeking the truth. Let’s hope the momentum results in enough persons to vote out the corrupt leftist politicians! Assuming of couse, Justin bin EL BOW does not have enough time to disable the electoral system. Then the west will have no choice but to separate to save themselves from eastern enslavement!
commented 2016-09-21 18:48:30 -0400
What do we do if you become MSM? I’ll keep my mouse clicker well oiled! In the mean time, I wish you all the best and support you.
commented 2016-09-21 18:27:57 -0400
I got so involved In my diatribe against MSM that I completely forgot to a congratulate you on a job well done. So, Congratulations, Ezra, to you and the assume team at The Rebel. And here’s wishing you triple subscribers before the end of the year.
commented 2016-09-21 17:58:08 -0400
Good news Rebel-nites.
commented 2016-09-21 17:35:30 -0400
Has YOUTUBE demonitized any of your videos? If so we will mob them!!!
commented 2016-09-21 17:06:19 -0400
Congratulations on another milestone! The next big attack will most certainly be from the UN, when they try to take control of the internet in October. I hope and pray that TheRebel is able to carry on exposing all of the liars and deceivers, who are trying to take over the world.
commented 2016-09-21 17:03:38 -0400
Congratulations to Canada’s only national conservative news source.
commented 2016-09-21 16:41:26 -0400
congratulations Ezra, it’s nice to have a media outlet that does not pander to the lefty elites but you do have a few wackos that post here all the time with some pretty dumb ideas and out right lies, they get called out on a regular basis .
commented 2016-09-21 16:19:26 -0400
Don’t thank us, Ezra. We thank YOU and the team at the Rebel for bringing forward news and opinion on the “right” side of the issues. And you’re even more OBJECTIVE than the MSM. No wonder the Rebel is so popular.
commented 2016-09-21 16:18:27 -0400
Oh Poop Ezra!… You just ruined the day, or month, or year, for the likes of Sean Penson, Jimmy Reece, Jay Kelly, Ron Christensen, Michael Mann, Yannie Znaiev, Andrew Stephenson, Gordon Steele, and Jimmy da Silva…. (If some of them even really exist)….
commented 2016-09-21 16:11:24 -0400
I would venture to guess that the vast bulk of the 221,000 CBC subscribers are State Broadcaster employees. I’m triggered every time I see that Liberal butt-hole licking Craig Oliver over at Constant Trudeau Vision. In fact I’ve deleted the whole smarmy biased lot from my on screen guide so I don’t even have to scroll through their channels.
I’m delighted to hear the Rebel is growing in leaps and bounds. It’s a true testament to the quality Rebel team and the real reporting they do. Well done!
commented 2016-09-21 16:00:25 -0400
221,000 seems high for the CBC. Maybe a lot of their sycophantic ‘journalists’ and staff have signed on.
commented 2016-09-21 15:31:40 -0400
From crowd funded basic equipment , to 300,000 in such short order is quite amazing. I hope a good portion of viewers are based outside of Canada. Incredible productivity.
commented 2016-09-21 15:15:43 -0400
The only things MSM report generally without bias are car accidents or plane crashes. I watch our local TV station (CKTK) for news about local events and the local weather. As soon as they begin to expand the news beyond our local community I hit the mute button. I know the next thing out of their mouth will be pure bullshit.
commented 2016-09-21 15:15:12 -0400
On that first episode from Ezra’s living room, I wrote as follows;

I was SO heartbroken when SUN News shut down. I’m so thrilled you’re doing this. Thank-you!!

I really didn’t care if it was from his living room. It was irrelevant!