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(NASHVILLE, TENN. — October 1, 2015) RFD-TV News announced today that Market Day Report – its daily live news program devoted exclusively to the agriculture industry – is the winner of the 2015 Cablefax Award in the news category for “Best Show or Series.”

The selection was announced in New York City during the annual Cablefax Program Awards, which recognize the cable industry’s best programming content. Other nominees were news programs aired by Al Jazeera America, CNBC, HLN, NY1 News, and the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).

“This award represents much-appreciated recognition of Market Day Report and the void it fills. As the only broadcaster in the nation focused on agribusiness, it's a great honor to be recognized for the comprehensiveness of our coverage and the overall impact of our presentation and the significantly enhanced teleproduction capabilities from our new facility in Nashville.  We're proud to serve Rural America and the hardworking people who feed our great nation and much of the world,” said Gary Kanofsky, RFD-TV’s chief content officer and executive vice president for news.

Market Day Report was revamped in April with state-of-the-art studios and upgraded production capabilities including 3D graphics, best-of-breed video display systems and expanded real-time commodities and market data. The show reaches approximately 50 million households on RFD-TV and is simulcast to 28 million subscribers on RURAL RADIO on SiriusXM, channel 147. Ratings for the program, which airs daily agribusiness news including weather and commodity market updates from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade, have jumped 32 percent in six months.

“I’m so proud of the Market Day Report news team, led by Gary Kanofsky,” said Patrick Gottsch, founder and president of RFD-TV. “The five hours of original content they produce each weekday is proving to be so important to rural America. With this Cablefax award, the Market Day Report team is getting the recognition they’ve truly earned, and deserve.”

Market Day Report airs weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (ET) on RFD-TV and RURAL RADIO SiriusXM channel 147. For a full schedule of news programming on RFD-TV and RURAL RADIO and its programs please visit rfdtv.com or ruralradio147.com.

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About Rural Media Group, Inc. (RMG):
Rural Media Group, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of multimedia content dedicated to the rural and Western lifestyle. Reconnecting city with country, RMG is the parent company of RFD-TV, RURAL RADIO, FamilyNet, RFD-TV The Magazine, and RFD-TV The Theatre. RMG networks are distributed to more than 100-million homes worldwide by DBS, telco and cable systems including DISH Network, DIRECTV®, Comcast, Verizon FiOS TV, AT&T U-Verse, Mediacom, Charter, Optimum, Brighthouse, Suddenlink, Time Warner, 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 RMG. 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. Top RFD-TV programming includes Market Day Report, Rural Evening News, Rural America Live, Western Sports Weekly, top rodeo events such as The American, and award-winning musical entertainment such as The Marty Stuart Show, Reno’s Old Time Music, The Molly B Polka Party, and Larry’s Country Diner.

Found exclusively on SiriusXM channel 147 (formerly channel 80), 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 and ranches. Broadcast operations for the station are located in Nashville, Tennessee. The channel airs multiple exclusive series including Market Day Report, Rural Evening News, Western Sports Round Up, and reports from CME on Commodity Wrap. RURAL RADIO also carries live western sports including PBR bull-riding and PRCA rodeo events every weekend.

For more information, visit rfdtv.com, familynet.com, and ruralradio80.com.

Julie Mankin, PR, m: (307) 760-7099, e: pr@rfdtv.com
Heather Huston, VP of Marketing, o: (615) 296-9332, m: (802)345-5262, e: heather@rfdtvcom

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