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THE COUNTRY NETWORK REMAINS “ON THE GROW”:
ADDITIONAL MARKETS ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK IN AFFILIATION WITH NEWPORT TELEVISION
(Nashville, Tennessee) –March 22, 2011 –The Country Network (TCN) continues to aggressively expand its broadcast reach with the announcement of five new television markets being added as affiliates under terms of a newly signed pact with Kansas City, Missouri based Newport Television.
New markets added under the TCN broadcast umbrella are:
Salt Lake City
The agreement calls for TCN to begin airing on the newly acquired affiliates in April. The association with Newport Television brings to 42 the number of stations carrying The Country Network.
In making the announcement, Chris A. Butterick, President of TCN, notes: “The new alliance with a broadcast partner of the caliber of Newport Television adds even more conviction to our belief that the format of country music is providing potential affiliates and advertisers with a proven vehicle that is solidly connecting with the viewership. We are very encouraged by the continued market-to-market growth and we are firmly on track with the proposed goals for TCN in 2011.”
Notes Ken Reiner, VP of Programming for Newport Television: “Embracing new niche content on our digital-tier is an opportunity to expand our company’s growth strategy, and TCN’s diverse blend of local and national country content fills that niche. We are very excited about offering a fresh new short-form music network to all of the country music enthusiasts across our markets.”
The Country Network began operations in October 2010 from headquarters on historic Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee. Embracing a broadcast model of “All Country Music, All The Time,” in programming an exclusive music video format, TCN has since rapidly become the nation’s fastest growing new broadcast network with content available both over the air and on the majority of cable systems within its markets.
About The Country Network:
The Country Network (TCN) is an innovative music video network dedicated to providing today’s country music enthusiasts with more choices in televised and digital programming. As a network, TCN is exclusively dedicated to airing country music video content with the broadcast model, “All Country Music, All the Time.” TCN offers broadcasters a unique, turn-key solution for utilizing their digital channel capacity, while attracting the largest market share of country music audience viewership. TCN: “It’s Your Country!” Resource online: www.tcncountry.com.
About Newport Television:
Newport Television is a television broadcast company comprised of a 50 station television group in 22 markets across the country and Inergize Digital, the leader in fully integrated digital management solutions. Newport Television operates stations nationwide with multiple network affiliates including ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CW, MyNetwork, Telemundo, Mexicanal and RTN (Retro Television Network). The company is the 19thlargest broadcast group in the country with 10% US household coverage (Source: TVNewCheck 2010) Online: www.newporttv.com