Mediacom Communications Launches RFD-TV In High Definition System-Wide
(NASHVILLE — June 14, 2016) Mediacom Communications has launched RFD-TV in high definition across its national footprint. RFD-TV, “Rural America’s Most Important Network,” is the only national television network dedicated to the rural and western lifestyle. RFD-TV’s award winning “Market Day Report” and “Rural Evening News” is a key source of agribusiness and rural news for the approximately 60 million Americans who live in rural areas. The programming also draws interest for those in America’s urban centers who have an interest in the traditional country music, rural lifestyle, equine, and western sports programming. RFD-TV’s stated goal is to “reconnect city and country” and this agreement goes a long way to doing just that. The system-wide launch of RFD-TV in HD is the latest in a long-standing relationship. The companies have worked closely for many years. Mediacom was the first cable system to distribute RFD-TV in September of 2002 and more recently partnered on “Rural Town Hall” a forum where each of the 2016 Presidential candidates about their views on issues pertaining to rural America. “Mediacom serves smaller cities and towns across America,” said Thomas J. Larsen, Mediacom’s SVP of Government and Public Relations. “The high-quality of RFD-TV’s rural lifestyle programming has great appeal to our customers.” This is the latest in a long list of recent accomplishments by the Rural Media Group. The network recently announced that Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM is now available to 30.1 million subscribers.
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About Rural Media Group, Inc. (RMG):
Rural Media Group, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of multimedia content dedicated to the rural and Western lifestyle. Reconnecting city with country, RMG is the parent company of RFD-TV, RURAL RADIO, FamilyNet, RFD-TV The Magazine, and RFD-TV The Theatre. RMG networks are distributed to more than 100-million homes worldwide by DBS, telco and cable systems including DISH Network, DIRECTV®, Comcast, AT&T UVerse, Mediacom, Charter, Optimum, Brighthouse, Suddenlink, Time Warner, Cox, and more than 600 independent rural cable systems. Corporate headquarters and broadcast operations are in Nashville, Tennessee.
RFD-TV is the flagship network for RMG. Launched in December 2000, RFD-TV is the nation’s first 24-hour television network featuring programming focused on the agribusiness, equine and the rural lifestyle, along with traditional country music and entertainment. Top RFD-TV programming includes “Market Day Report,” “Rural Evening News,” “Rural America Live,” “Western Sports Weekly,” top rodeo events such as “The American,” and award-winning musical entertainment such as “The Marty Stuart Show,” “Reno’s Old Time Music,” “The Mollie B Polka Party,” and “Larry’s Country Diner.”
Mediacom Communications Corporation is the sixth largest cable operator in the U.S. serving about 1.3 million customers in smaller markets primarily in the Midwest and Southeast through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Mediacom Broadband LLC and Mediacom LLC. Mediacom offers a wide array of information, communications and entertainment services to households and businesses, including video, high-speed data, phone, and home security and automation. Through Mediacom Business, the company provides innovative broadband solutions to commercial and public sector customers of all sizes, and sells advertising and production services under the OnMedia brand. More information about Mediacom is available at www.mediacomcc.com.
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