The Cowboy Channel Brings the Greatest Moments in Rodeo History Back with “NFR Round 10 Archives”
Premieres on Monday, August 7, 2017, at 8 p.m. ET
(NASHVILLE, TENN. — August 4, 2017) The newly launched cable network, The Cowboy Channel, announced today that “NFR Round 10 Archives” will debut starting Monday, August 7, 2017, at 8 p.m. ET. Unseen for nearly 32 years, this classic TV collection showcases some of the greatest moments in rodeo history starting in 1985, the first year the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) was held in Las Vegas. Whether it’s Charmayne James’ broken halter win, Ty Murray becoming the youngest All-Around Champ at age 20, Bodacious, Joe Beavers’ comeback of the ages in 2000, or Trevor Brazile setting the earnings record in 2006, viewers can relive rodeo history on The Cowboy Channel. From world champs to ProRodeo Hall of Famers, viewers can experience the unforgettable rides and rodeo action – year by year with “NFR Round 10 Archives.”
Known popularly as the "Super Bowl of Rodeo," the NFR is a championship event held annually by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) in Las Vegas. The NFR is one of the biggest events in Western sports where 15 money-winners in each event face off over 10 days, all vying for the world title.
The Cowboy Channel launched earlier this summer on July 1st shifting from the classic TV lineup of nostalgic and popular comedy sitcoms to focus on Western sports and everything that encompasses the popular western lifestyle. Most recently the team covered rodeos for “Western Sports Round-Up” with Steve Kenyon and Amy Wilson broadcasting LIVE from the Days of ’47 Rodeo in Salt Lake City, the National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyoming and the historic Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Whether it’s the most prestigious events of today or the classic moments of yesteryear, The Cowboy Channel is your place for western sports. For more Western sports coverage, check out RFD-TV and RURAL RADIO, SiriusXM Channel 147.
More exciting, exclusive features are coming to the programming lineup on The Cowboy Channel! Watch NFR Round 10, Mondays at 8 p.m. ET. Click here to find the channel by zip code. For the full program schedule and more information about visit thecowboychannel.com.
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.
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. rfdtv.com
ABOUT THE COWBOY CHANNEL:
The Cowboy Channel is the source for western sports and lifestyle entertainment. The network enjoys distribution into more than 30 million homes on cable/satellite systems which carried FamilyNet, and will grow from that great foundation of being on DISH Network channel 232, AT&T U-Verse channel 566, Charter Spectrum channel 468, and selected Cox, Comcast, Mediacom, and many rural cable systems. In addition, The Cowboy Channel will grow as a result of an aggressive over-the-top strategy to provide all the great content at home or on the go. The Cowboy Channel name was chosen because of the iconic image that the American cowboy enjoys not only in America, but throughout the world. Say the word “cowboy” and people already have a recognition and expectation on what would or should be on such a channel. It immediately congers up so many different associations with different people for the western lifestyle – cowgirls, rodeo, ranching, music, horses, cattle, environmentalist, family, hard work, tradition – the list goes on and on. All will be featured on the network and provides an almost endless list of topics and programming to build upon. thecowboychannel.com
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
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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