(NASHVILLE, TENN. — December 5th, 2016) RFD-TV is proud to announce that the independent cable network is included in AT&T’s DIRECTV NOW, a new OTT platform available to anyone in the U.S. with a WiFi connection. RFD-TV is available on all four tiers of channel bundles, including the basic package starting at $35 per month with 64 channels. This new streaming service provides an alternative way to watch RFD-TV anytime, anywhere.

“We appreciate AT&T’s commitment to include rural America in DIRECTV NOW’s rollout by including RFD-TV in NOW’s most basic package,” stated Patrick Gottsch, Founder & President of Rural Media Group, Inc. “In addition, DIRECTV NOW is also a viable option for senior citizens who seek a more economical alternative to receive RFD-TV’s family oriented programming with their most basic channels in one package to view on both their big screen televisions, as well as, mobile devices. Twenty years ago DIRECTV revolutionized television reception in rural America with their launch of DBS, and with NOW, they are doing it again.”

RFD-TV is included all DIRECTV NOW’s packages and is available to stream on Apple TV (fourth generation), Amazon Fire TV and Fire Stick TV, Google Chromecast, iPad and iPhone, Android 4.4 and later, and Internet Explorer 11 (on Windows 8 and later), Chrome version 50 and later, and Safari 8 and later.

“We’re extending our entertainment portfolio for those who value premium content but also want more TV freedom suited for their lifestyle, whether watching at home or on their mobile devices. This is TV your way,” said John Stankey, CEO, AT&T Entertainment Group. “Our new customer-centric offers show that mobility and entertainment are better together.”

DIRECTV NOW programming packages include RFD-TV on all four tiers:

  • Live a Little – $35 / month (60+ channels)
  • Just Right – $50 / month (80+ channels)
  • Go Big – $60 / month (100+ channels)
  • Gotta Have it – $70 / month (120+ channels)

RFD-TV fans and AT&T customers can sign up online at directvnow.com to begin streaming content on a variety of devices. DIRECTV NOW will be available at launch through the following devices:

  • Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
  • Android mobile devices and tablets
  • iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV
  • Chromecast (Android at launch; iOS in 2017)
  • Google Cast-enabled LeEco ecotvs and VIZIO SmartCast Displays
  • Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Safari web browsers
  • In 2017, AT&T will be available on more devices including Roku® streaming players and Roku TV™ models3, Amazon Fire tablets, Smart TVs from Samsung, and other leading brands.

For the full program schedule and more information about RFD-TV and Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM visit rfdtv.com.


AT&T helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed internet and voice services. AT&T is the world’s largest provider of pay TV. AT&T has TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. AT&T offers the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider and helps businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly secure cloud solutions. Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at about.att.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