RFD-TV and FamilyNet Come to Sling TV

“Rural America’s Most Important Network” added to “Heartland Extra”

(NASHVILLE, TENN. — April 17th, 2017) RFD-TV and FamilyNet recently joined Sling TV’s “Heartland Extra”, giving the over-the-top service’s subscribers rural and western content as well as classic sitcoms. Sling TV delivers live and on-demand content in the home and on-the-go via smart televisions, tablets, game consoles, computers, smartphones and other streaming devices. Heartland Extra, featuring RFD-TV and FamilyNet, may be added to the Sling Orange or Sling Blue services for an extra $5 per month.

“Sling TV is at the forefront of changing media consumption habits, and we are pleased to join an industry-changing service that is economically-friendly for our viewers,” said Patrick Gottsch, founder and president of Rural Media Group. “We are committed to supporting this industry change and giving rural America over-the-top options to access our programming.”

In addition to RFD-TV and FamilyNet, Heartland Extra includes Sportsman Channel, Outdoor Channel, World Fishing Network and PixL. Sling TV subscriptions start as low as $20 per month with the Sling Orange service. For more information on Sling TV and to sign up for a 7-day free trial, visit sling.com.

RFD-TV serves the needs and interests of rural Americans by providing rural and western content. FamilyNet is home to the classic sitcoms, while also featuring the Superior Livestock Auctions on a regular basis.

For the full program schedule and more information visit rfdtv.com or familynet.com.


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.

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.

For more information, visit RFDTV.com, RuralRadio147.com, TheCowboyChannel.com, and AmericanRodeo.com.

Media Contacts:

PR@rfdtv.com, (615) 296-9332