RFD-TV


RFD-TV

Infobox_TV_channel
name= Rural Free Delivery TV
logofile=RFDTV.png logoalt=RFD-TV official logo
logosize=200px
slogan= Rural America's Most Important Network
launch=December, 2000
owner= RFD Communications, Inc.
headquarters= Omaha, Nebraska
web= [http://www.rfdtv.com/ RFDTV.com]
terr avail=
terr serv 1=
terr chan 1=
sat serv 1=DirecTV
sat chan 1=Channel 379
sat serv 2=Dish Network
sat chan 2=Channel 231
cable serv 1=Mediacom
cable chan 1=Channel varies by area
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RFD-TV, or Rural Free Delivery TV, is a United States satellite and cable television channel devoted to rural issues, concerns, and interests. Production and uplinking occurs at Northstar Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, while the corporate and national sales office is in Omaha, Nebraska.

The station was launched in December 2000 and is currently distributed via the Dish Network and DirecTV satellite systems, as well as through the Mediacom, Charter Communications and NCTC cable systems. Additions to Time Warner Cable and Comcast cable systems are reportedly forthcoming.

The network has begun to extend its brand further, opening a theater in Branson, Missouri called "RFD-TV The Theater" (housed in the former venue of comedian Ray Stevens) in early 2007, and launched an HDTV version of the channel in the fall [http://www.multichannel.com/article/CA6463271.html] .

It is marketed as Rural America's Most Important Network and its programming is similar to the now-defunct The Nashville Network (currently Spike TV).

"Imus in the Morning"

Since Don Imus' return to radio in late 2007, RFD-TV has simulcast "Imus in the Morning." The program is currently broadcast from 6am to 9am on weekdays, along with a primetime play of the program on RFD-HD (which features a different programming schedule from RFD-TV's SD slate). During Imus in the Morning, a news ticker is shown with the day's news.

Other programs to be added in Winter 2007-08 include a revival of "Crook & Chase" and "Bluegrass & Backroads". [cite web | url=http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071105/BUSINESS01/711050328 | title=Source: RFD-TV hopes Imus opens urban markets |author=Beverly Keel |publisher="The Tennessean" | date=2007-11-05]

Programs

(from the official website as of 22 June 2006)

Agriculture

* [http://www.agphd.com/ Ag PhD]
* [http://www.americasheartland.org/ America's Heartland]
* Prairie Farm Report
* [http://www.farm-monitor.com/ Georgia Farm Monitor]
* California Country
* [http://www.agriculture.com/ag/story.jhtml?storyid=/templatedata/ag/story/data/1186593166166.xml/ Successful Farming Machinery Show] - Coming November 1, 2007
* [http://www.superiorlivestock.com/ Superior Livestock Video Auctions]
* [http://www.mig.org/ Making it Grow]
* Virginia Farming
* [http://msucares.com/news/farmweek/index.html Farmweek]
* [http://www.todaysag.com/ Today’s Ag]
* [http://www.lfbf.org/ Louisiana Ag]
* The Cattle Show
* [http://www.vafb.com/downhomeva/downhomeva.asp Down Home Virginia]
* [http://www.okhorizon.com/ Oklahoma Horizon]
* Machinery of the Past
* FFA Convention
* FFA “LIVE”
* RFD-TV “LIVE”
* [http://www.ntpapull.com/ National Tractor Pull]
* [http://www.agbizweek.com/ This week in Agribusiness] (hosted by Orion Samuelson)
* Brazil Ag Report (formerly listed as Brazil Extension)

Equine

* All Around Performance Horse Weekly [http://www.allaroundperformancehorse.tv/]
* [http://www.wideworldofhorses.com/ Wide World of Horses]
* [http://www.reisranch.com/ Dennis Reis]
* [http://www.clintonanderson.net/ Clinton Anderson]
* [http://www.chris-cox.com/ Chris Cox]
* Horse Sense
* [http://www.parelli.com/ Parelli Natural Horsemanship]
* [http://www.horsecity.com/ HorseCity.com TV]
* [http://www.luckythreeranch.com./ Meredith Hodges]
* Horse Babies
* Horseman's Edge
* [http://www.cwtraining.com/ Charles Wilhelm]
* [http://www.pfha.org/ Paso Fino]
* Dressage UnLtd.
* [http://www.kenmcnabb.com/ Ken McNabb]
* [http://www.craigcameron.com/ Craig Cameron]
* [http://www.ttouch.com/ Linda Tellington-Jones]
* [http://www.theropingshow.com/ The Roping Show]
* [http://www.bestofamericabyhorseback.com/ Best Of America By Horseback]
* [http://www.equestianpartners.com/ Inside Eventing]
* Extreme Cowboy Race
* [http://www.horsemaster.tv/ Horse Master]
* [http://www.equestriannation.tv/ Equestrian Nation]

Music and Entertainment

* Hee Haw
* The Porter Wagoner Show
* The Wilburn Brothers Show
* Big Joe Polka Show
* Country Carnival
* Polka America With Jimmy Sturr
* Cumberland Highlanders
* Midwest Country
* Pop! Goes the Country
* Showcase Jubilee
* Gaither Gospel Hour
* 'Out There' With Baxter Black
* The Penny Gilley Show
* RFD-TV The Theatre (Branson, Missouri)

Rural Lifestyle

* Classic Tractor Fever
* Talk’n Tractors
* Texas Country Reporter
* Dakota Life
* Trains & Locomotives
* Campfire Cafè
* Rural Heritage
* Michigan Magazine
* Quilt in a Day
* The American Rancher
* 20X Rodeo High
* Bluegrass & Backroads
* Dutch Oven Cooking
* I Love Toy Trains
* Ms. Lucy’s Cajun Cooking
* Justin Wilson Lookin' Back
* [http://www.livingthecountrylife.com/ Living The Country Life]
* Heartland Highways
* Carolina Explorer
* Alaska TV Magazine
* [http://www.cowboyflavor.com/ Cowboy Flavor]

Talk

* Imus in the Morning

Former programs

The following programs were aired on RFD-TV at one point, but are no longer listed on the official website.

* UK Extension (Agriculture)
* Richard Winters (Equine)
* Lynn Palm (Equine)
* Richard Shrake (Equine)
* Monty Roberts (Equine)
* RV Today (Rural Lifestyle
* Turnin' To Country (Travel / Lifestyle)

Channel Number

* DirecTV: 379
* Dish Network: 231/9398, as of April 4, 2007. (Was originally 9409)

References

External links

* [http://www.rfdtv.com Official Site]
* [http://www.rfdtv.com/Theatre/index.html RFD-TV The Theatre Official Site]
* [http://bransonmissouri.blogspot.com/2007/01/branson-missouri-digital-television.html RFD Branson,MO Operations]


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