KBPX press release
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — The Country Network (TCN), a country music video television network located on Music Row in Nashville, TN, is on the air on KBPX, Channel 46.1! It can currently be viewed by all television households with the ability to receive over-the-air channels. TCN will be working with KBPX owner ION Media Networks to obtain carriage on Houston cable systems and the satellite providers.
Country music is America’s most popular music genre. TCN fills a niche by bringing country music videos to free over-the-air television. TCN will be the only television network dedicated exclusively to airing country music videos. TCN will be “all Country Music, all the time.”
“I am very excited to begin broadcasting and bring country music television to the many fans in Houston,” said Warren Hansen, CEO of TCN. “Country is one of the most popular music formats and until now it has been difficult for fans to see more than a handful of their favorite videos. TCN is committed to change this, and is delighted to have such a great partner in ION and KBPX. We are available now to homes receiving their television over-the-air, and hope to announce agreements with cable systems shortly. If you are a country music fan and a cable or satellite subscriber, I urge you to contact your provider about our availability.”
CobbCorp, Cobb, LeClair & Graves Partners (CLG), and Clocktower Partners are advising TCN.
About The Country Network
The Country Network (“TCN”) is an innovative music video network dedicated to providing today’s country music enthusiasts more choices in televised and digital programming. TCN will be the only television network dedicated exclusively to airing country music videos. TCN will be “all Country Music, all the time”. TCN offers broadcasters a turn-key solution to utilizing their digital channel capacity, while attracting the largest music audience. TCN: It’s Your Country! http://www.tcncountry.com
About ION Media Networks
ION Media Networks, Inc. owns and operates the nation’s largest broadcast television station group and ION Television, which reaches over 98 million U.S. television households via its nationwide broadcast television, cable and satellite distribution systems. It features popular TV series and movies from the award winning libraries of CBS Television, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures Television, Twentieth Television and Warner Bros., among others. Using its DTV spectrum capacity, the Company has launched new digital TV brands, including Qubo, the nation’s only nationwide over-the-air kids network, and ION Life, a channel dedicated to active living and personal growth. It also has launched Open Mobile Ventures Corporation, a unit focused on the development of portable, mobile and out-of-home transmission technology using over-the-air digital television spectrum. For more information, visit http://www.ionmedia.com.
Contact: PR@tcncountry.com or (615) 564-7167
SOURCE The Country Network