DIRECTV Launches RFD-TV in HD
High Definition Feed Now Available To 18,000,000+ New Homes
(NASHVILLE, TENN. — September 28th, 2017) DIRECTV has launched RFD HD, the high definition feed for RFD-TV, to all of DIRECTV's 18,000,000+ satellite customers effective immediately. The system-wide distribution makes the rural lifestyle network's HD feed available now to nearly all of the over 52 million homes reached by RFD-TV on DIRECTV channel 345.
"Breaking the 50,000,000 home barrier for high definition with RFD-TV is huge," stated Patrick Gottsch, Founder & President of Rural Media Group, Inc., owners of RFD-TV, The Cowboy Channel, and RURAL RADIO on SiriusXM. "It’s no secret that consumers now require that all of their television choices be available in high definition to even be considered for extended viewing. We expect this to result in a spike in RFD-TV's ratings for all of our quality rural lifestyle programming, while assisting our ongoing efforts to reconnect city with country again."
AT&T U-Verse was already offering RFD HD to their customers. DIRECTV NOW, the new wireless service available to smart TV's, computers and mobile devices, included RFD-TV (HD) in their 65-channel basic package launched this past November. Continued Gottsch, "We thank DIRECTV for their continuing support of rural America and for including independent channels in technology advances to better serve their niche customers."
To watch the RFD HD promo, click HERE.
For more information go to www.rfdtv.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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