NEW YORK — Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.

The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a “direct connection” between the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate and her supporters, with “no need to please the powers-that-be.”

“Are you tired of the media filters?” she asks in a video mission statement. “Well, I am. I always have been. So we’re gonna do something about it.”

Palin says she oversees all content posted to the channel. This will include her own political commentary. Other features for subscribers include the ability to submit questions to Palin and participate with her in online video chats.

— From news service reports