New Series to Air Specials On Western Sports Wednesdays
(NASHVILLE, TENN. — December 20th, 2016) By popular demand, “All-Around Performance Horse,” produced by Scotty Cobb and John Klam, will return to RFD-TV with several prime-time specials scheduled to air in 2017. The series features behind-the-scenes stories and interviews focused on western sports, along with coverage of the top ranch rodeos held around the country throughout the year. AAPH and RFD-TV will partner to produce a minimum of eight specials in this first year.
“Recently, this has been the most requested show from RFD-TV viewers who love the format and have wanted the program back,” stated Patrick Gottsch, founder and president of Rural Media Group, Inc. “We are committed to expanding and improving our efforts to cover and feature more horsemanship, rodeo, and all western sports going forward, and this venture with AAPH is just the beginning.”
“After a two year break, we are excited to bring “All-Around Performance Horse” back to RFD-TV,” offered John Klam in a joint statement with Scotty Cobb. “We look forward to bringing viewers more of the western way of life, AAPH style. So, come ride with us.”
“RFD-TV’s advertisers and sponsors are looking for more opportunities in western sports programming,” added Billy Frey, CMO at RFD-TV Events. “The American is already sold out for 2017 with every sponsor renewing from 2016, and Western Sports Wednesdays is gaining real momentum with our Nielsen-rated audience, especially with all the new homes that RFD-TV is gaining through Charter and DIRECTV NOW.”
ABOUT RURAL MEDIA GROUP (RMG):
Rural Media Group, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of multimedia content dedicated to the rural and Western lifestyle. With a mission of reconnecting “city with country,” RMG is the parent company of RFD-TV, RURAL RADIO, FamilyNet, and RFD-TV The Magazine. RMG networks are distributed to more than 100 million homes worldwide by DBS, telco and cable systems including DISH Network, DIRECTV®, Comcast, AT&T U-Verse, Mediacom, Charter Spectrum, Suddenlink, Cox, and more than 600 independent rural cable systems. Corporate headquarters and broadcast operations are in Nashville, Tennessee. rfdtv.com
RFD-TV is the flagship network for Rural Media Group. 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. RFD-TV produces six hours of live news each weekday in support of rural America and is a leading independent cable channel available in more than 50 million homes.
ABOUT RURAL RADIO:
Found exclusively on SiriusXM channel 147, this is the agribusiness and Western-lifestyle channel for the U.S. and Canada. RURAL RADIO’s program schedule revolves around original productions focused on agriculture, equine, hunting, fishing, Western sports, and living the country life in small towns around rural America. Broadcast operations for the station are located in Nashville, Tennessee. The channel airs multiple exclusive series including “MARKET DAY REPORT,” “RURAL EVENING NEWS,” “RURAL AMERICA LIVE,” and “WESTERN SPORTS ROUND-UP,” as well as “Outside the Barrel,” with Flint Rasmussen, “Commodity Wrap,” with Marlin Bohling, “AgPhD,” “RealAg Radio,” “AgDay,” “FFA Today,” and “Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World.” RURAL RADIO also carries live broadcasts of Western sports competitions such as the PBR, PRCA rodeos, and WPCA Chuckwagon races. ruralradio147.com
FamilyNet is America’s trusted entertainment network dedicated to providing wholesome and responsible viewing choices for today’s diverse family. familynet.com
RFD-TV The Magazine is the print programming guide for the networks. It has attracted more than 180,000 paid subscribers.
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